Anna Delvey has gone IN on the real Rachel Williams calling her a ‘Karen’ and a ‘hypocrite’
‘Find yourself someone who’s dedicated to you the way Rachel is dedicated to my Twitter’
If you’ve watched Inventing Anna on Netflix, or heard of Anna Delvey and her story, you’ll be very aware of the bad blood between her and Rachel DeLoache Williams. The pair were friends, but when it became clear Anna wasn’t who she said she was, Anna was accused of stealing thousands from Rachel. Anna has now said Rachel has “shamelessly exploited” her connection to Anna, and will “set aside” her morals in order to make money from their story.
In the Netflix show, Rachel is introduced as working for Vanity Fair and being a friend of Anna’s – and that much about her is true. From then, it’s safe to say she comes across as pretty nasty, and looks like she is enjoying sponging off Anna whilst she can. She then abandons her when she finds out Anna Delvey is really Anna Sorokin and the whole rich heiress thing was all a lie. Rachel was scammed by Anna, putting $62k on her personal card when Anna’s was declined on a trip to Morocco.
Rachel has called Inventing Anna “shocking and dangerous” and said Netflix is “doing a con woman’s PR” with the show. It’s been suggested Netflix has a “brutal vendetta” against Rachel, because she instead decided to work with HBO with an adaption of her book, My Friend Anna, which tells the story of her time with Anna Delvey.
Now, the real Anna Delvey has snapped back at what Rachel has had to say about the show, in a lengthy post on Instagram. “I’ve been silent about this for years,” she began. “However over the past two weeks watching Rachel stubbornly refuse to move from her contrived trauma, ever brazen and unchecked, while going on every show that will have her, I thought now – I have to. And if I have to, I will.” Anna attached Drake’s single No Friends In The Industry to the story post.
She continued: “During her numerous public cries for attention claiming I ‘ruined’ her life, relentless Rachel DeLoache Williams conveniently forgets to mention the curious period of time during the summer of ’18 when herself along with her newly acquired literary agent were repeatedly harassing my lawyer Todd (both via email and phone) to get me to write a book TOGETHER with Rachel. And the best part is – this time around I got all the receipts.
“I know – sounds incredible considering Rachel’s recent media crusade during which she accuses everyone who isn’t aligned with her vision of self as a wronged martyr starved for justice of ‘glorified crime’ and ‘giving platform to a con’. Can anyone please enlighten us whether she’s done anything over the past three years other than talking or writing about me, reading and dissecting my interviews, taking angry notes, looking for things to get outraged about? She even quotes posts I’ve deleted after 15 mins. Find yourself someone who’s dedicated to you the way Rachel is dedicated to my Twitter.”
Anna then calls it “ironic” that Rachel can “constantly adjust her (very) flexible moral standards” depending on how much money she is set to earn over “the latest twists in the tale of her ‘unfortunate’ association with me”. “Before she epically embarrassed herself during my trial and BEFORE Netflix forever cemented her (very accurate) total Karen image, her moral compass deemed it acceptable to suggest we write a book together,” Anna said. “All while still pressing charges against me. She really thought she could have it all, didn’t she?”
She goes on to say that “giving [Anna] a platform” and “glorifying crime” wasn’t a concern of Rachel’s back then and “as long as the price is right” Rachel will “put aside” her morals to “cash a check”. “The audacity of her to still attempt to sell her white woman tears (that no-one is buying) while continuing to shamelessly exploit her connection to me and profit off her ‘terrible trauma’ is flabbergasting,” Anna continued.
Anna then claims HBO dropped Rachel for being “boring and bland” and says some of the facts presented in Rachel’s book are wrong. “Her publisher should have paid more to a fact checker and less to Williams,” Anna said.
Anna’s post concludes by saying that Rachel still “struggles to accept” that Anna was found not guilty of charges in relation to her. Anna said she can “understand [Rachel] being upset at the fact I’ve already accomplished more from the various jails and prisons than Rachel in her entire sheltered life of privilege” but accuses Rachel of “blatant hypocrisy”.
Rachel previously issued a statement about Inventing Anna, in which she condemned the show for its “dangerous” portrayal of events. “This show is playing a fine line – peddling it as a true story, but also [in the title sequence disclaimer] saying, ‘except all the parts that aren’t,’” Rachel told the Vanity Fair newsletter, adding: “At what point is the half-truth more dangerous than the lie?”
She added: “I think promoting this whole narrative and celebrating a sociopathic, narcissistic, proven criminal is wrong. Having had a front-row seat to [the Anna show] for far too long, I’ve studied the way a con works more than anybody needs to. You watch the spectacle, but you’re not paying attention to what’s being marketed. Netflix isn’t just putting out a fictional story. It’s effectively running a con woman’s PR – and putting money in her pocket.”
Rachel also slated actress Katie Lowes, who plays her in Inventing Anna, saying: “Lowes’s concern for accuracy, when it comes to portraying me as I am, seems limited to the spelling of my full name.”
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