NY Soccer Mom Madam?
Soccer Mom Madam?Anna Gristina is refusing to help prosecutors, who allege that she has been running a $15 million dollar prostitution ring out of a tiny Manhattan apartment. Following four months in jail, Anna is now out on bail after an appellate court lowered the amount from $2 million to $250,000. She is set to go to trial next month. Wearing an ankle monitoring device, she sits down exclusively with Dr. Phil at her upstate New York home to set the record straight. Why does she believe she’s being targeted by investigators?
Anna says investigators initially denied her the right to call her lawyer or family — why? And, how does she answer to the accusations against her?
Tension builds as Anna’s attorney, Norman Pattis, interrupts Dr. Phil’s interview. What sensitive subject provoked the interjection?
Does Anna believe there was a political agenda behind her $2 million bail? Plus, how does she explain the alleged call girls who are said to be cooperating with authorities, against her?
Anna claims that prosecutors will leave her alone if she provides information on a specific friend. So, why won’t she cooperate and hand over the information?
A Family AffectSpeaking out for the first time, Anna’s husband, Kelvin, says he’s angry at Anna’s high-profile friends, whom he says have turned their backs on his wife. Kelvin has stood by his wife the entire time and believes she is innocent. But, has the wear and tear of the investigation taken a toll on their relationship? And, how is their family coping with the media attention?
How has the investigation affected Kelvin and Anna’s marriage — and their family? Dr. Phil expresses concern for the couple's youngest son.
Anna’s children, Suzi and Stephano, talk about how their lives have changed since Anna’s arrest. Do they support their mother?