Faux Heiress With Netflix/Shonda Rhimes Deal May Not Get Money Under NY “Son Of Sam” Law

For faux heiress Anna Sorokin, crime may not pay.

The scam artist who became a hot Hollywood commodity after she was profiled in a New York Magazine article, How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People by Jessica Pressler, signed a lucrative deal with Netflix for her story. An estimated dozen producers were pursuing the story for a screen adaptation for TV and/or features.

The rights were eventually acquired by Netflix, with Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes attached. It would be Rhimes’s first series for the streaming service.

But New York’s “Son of Sam” law prevents people from profiting from their crimes. So the state Attorney General’s office is hoping to convince a judge that any profits from the Netflix drama should go to her victims, according to a report by the New York Post.

“The monies sought to be preserved herein,
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