Spitzer Madam: Accused East Side Madam Had Quite The Reputation In The Business

Kristin Davis: Gristina Was 'Low-Key', Known For Getting 'Transient Girls'

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — More is being learned about the accused East Side madam, and how she ran her alleged brothel.

CBS 2 has obtained images of Anna Gristina, 44, from her wedding day in Las Vegas a decade ago. They are in quite a contrast from her appearance in court on Tuesday.

A former madam said Wednesday that Gristina had quite a reputation in the business.

“She tended to be, sort of old school, kept a low-key profile, kept everything pen and paper, so I doubt there’s much of a paper trail,” Kristin Davis told CBS 2’s Tony Aiello.

Davis once procured prostitutes for former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

Davis said Gristina had a reputation for offering a rotating cast of beautiful young women — from the United Kingdom and Europe.

“Dutch girls and London girls come here for a month, work, go back home. She was known for having more of the transient girls,” Davis said.

The Manhattan district attorney says Gristina ran an erotic empire from a nondescript building on East 78th Street. The indictment charges her with promoting prostitution, includes a co-defendant whose name has been blacked out.

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Jaynie Mae Baker (credit: cassworld.ning.com)

Multiple media outlets identify the co-defendant as “Jaynie Mae Baker,” a model who once worked for a high-end matchmaking service. She’s now reportedly being sought by police.

David Spence Walker, the name of the Morgan Stanley banker Gristina met with on the day of her arrest is also out.

“She was trying to set up a website that would rival match-dot-com,” defense lawyer Peter Gleason said.

Gleason said Gristina was seeking legitimate funding for an Internet business.

At her home in Orange County on Wednesday, Gristina’s husband, Kelvin Gorr, drove off in his Range Rover without comment.

Davis said if the district attorney is correct — and Gristina made millions over a decade or more — it was truly “risky business.”

“To be in business for 10, 15 years, one, means you’ve got somebody tipping you off, and, two, means you’re a little bit delusional. This isn’t a profession. It’s quick money. Get in, get out,” Davis said.

Davis said several prostitutes who once worked for her also worked for Gristina, who she claims had a bad reputation for taking 75 percent of the fee, instead of the usual 50 percent.

Are you shocked by the allegations of a tony escort service on the Upper East Side? Sound off in our comments section below. 

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One Comment

  1. Bullett says:

    Ah, the oldest profession around, and still politicians are afraid to sponsor a bill to make it legal. Yet, however, we legalize gambling, abortion, alcohol, condoms, birth control pills, and next; the morning after pill.
    When will we come out of the dark ages and make this profession legal? If it works in Nevada, why can’t it work here? Just think of the tax revenue it will generate.

  2. jake in EU says:

    Without police ‘protection’ this biz would have been shut down a long time ago. Nothing new here. The same happened during the Prohibition Era, it all depended on ‘connections’. Once the shakedown payoffs cease to be paid, these types of biz get prosecuted and the ‘protectors’ walk free as usual. The Spitzer case is the same as this, yes? The recent hubbub with froggy Strauss is also typical of this type of sleaze. Where is Armageddon when ya need it?

  3. Dian says:

    Don’t ame the men invloved it is only THE wOMEN who are bad.

    MEN involved skate free as usual

    1. not a lawyer...thank god says:

      Wow…try being sober the next time you post something.

  4. Junior says:

    Monroe is in Southern Orange COunty, not Rockland.

  5. Peter says:

    Where will I go now to be serviced!!!

    1. HappyEndings says:

      south east asia

  6. The Facts says:

    Crime of the century? Doubt it.

  7. DIANN says:

    NO I AM NOT OUTRAGED BY HER ACTIONS, SHE DID WHAT SHE FELT SHE HAD TO DO & APPARENTLY SHE WAS GOOD @ IT. WHY IS IT A BAD THING WHEN THE WOMAN GETS CAUGHT & NOTHING IS SAID OF THE CUSTOMERS THAT COME FOR THE SERVICES. THIS HAPPENS TO BE THE OLDEST PROFESSION IN THE WORLD ! THESE PEOPLE WANT TO PAY FOR IT SO BE IT ! IF WE LEARN NOT TO USE THESE SERVICES THEN MAYBE WE CAN STOP IT. I SAY TO ANY MAN (OR) WOMAN WHO CHOOSES THAT WAY OF LIFE, GO FOR IT. IT’S YOUR MIND, HEALTH & BODY DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO JUST MAKE SURE IT’S WORTH IT ! ! ! !

    1. RestrainYerself says:

      Wow you really don’t know that typing in ALL CAPS is SCREAMING!!!

  8. BobbyONJ says:

    Jaynie Mae Baker is hot!

    1. Blasterific says:

      I’d hit it!

      1. Peter says:

        me 2

        1. Liberals are Evil says:

          You are a bunch of sick degenerates. Since you would do hookers, I bet all you buttholes have little wieners.

          1. not a lawyer...thank god says:

            Oh no….she figured us out. I better go into a deep depression now.

          2. RestrainYerself says:

            That would be ANTHONY WEINER!!!

          3. Conservatives Love Hookers says:

            buttholes don’t have weiners, so size is a moot point. Dumb conservative

      2. Blasterific says:

        She is not a hooker dumbskull.

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