Rachel DeLoache Williams was a friend of fake heiress Anna Delvey, whose real name is Anna Sorokin. Williams was conned out of her money by the woman she thought was her friend, Williams said in testimony at Sorokin’s trial.
Williams was duped out of $62,000 on a trip she took with Sorokin to Morocco, she said in her testimony, according to Insider. Sorokin had said she would pay for the trip, she testified. Sorokin was convicted on eight counts, but she was found not guilty of bilking Williams out of money for the trip, according to ABC News.
ABC 20/20 is digging into the case in a new episode, “The Sinfluencer of Soho,” which airs tonight, Friday, October 1, 2021, at 9 p.m. Eastern time.
Here’s what you need to know:
Williams Reflected on Her Relationship With Sorokin & the Debt She Was Left to Repay
Williams, who was a picture researcher for Vanity Fair, told ABC News that Sorokin left her with more debt than she made in a year – $62,000. She told Harper’s Bazaar that she decided to make a report to police when Sorokin promised to pay her back for a trip to Morocco, but never paid the debt.
Williams reflected in her Harper’s Bazaar interview about why the story is so fascinating to the public.
“Anna is a fascinating character for better for worse, especially as a young woman,” Williams…