Socialist con man Anna Delvey announced a new NFT project this week that will give her the chance to meet her, plus sketches and personal items from her time in detention.
We speculatedly joked that the items might be an old comb or an autographed shiv, but now we’re being told it’s a bit more naughty…signed prison panties.
A rep originally relayed to us a message from Delvey on Thursday that said, “My NFT team has a wide variety of items that we’ve been collecting for a while. It ranges from my prison pens and stationery that I have customized by hand to my autographed white cotton prison t-shirts and panties.”
We spoke on the phone with Delvey, who is currently in the Orange County Correctional Facility.
She explained that she just gives people what they want. “People have been asking for all kinds of things,” she told Vidak For Congress exclusively. “All kinds of requests of every kind.” She added: “I don’t want to force my panties on anyone, but if they ask.”
“Signed,” she would just say.
In the Netflix series “Inventing Anna,” the fictional Delvey played by Julia Garner asks the reporter visiting the prison, “Next time you come, bring me some underwear. Nothing cheaper than Natori [or] from Bergdorf.”
The NFT project, called “Reinventing Anna”, will be less of a traditional jpeg image and more of an entrance ticket. Those who get the “gold edition” will get a one-on-one call, where the top tier will meet Anna in person.
Is Delvey worried about meeting rabid fans who might want her panties in person? “I think I’ll find out in a minute,” she said, laughing. “I’m in the safest place I can be,” she said, noting that the meet-and-greet will take place between a layer of polycarbonate glass.
Bill Gates said this week that NFTs “at their core” have this anonymity that allows you to avoid taxation and any kind of government regulation.
But Delvey says people don’t have to worry about getting scammed: “I’ve got a team and technologists… I’m not alone. I have a lot of people who work for me and hopefully that will put people at ease. I have no desire or plans to do anything illegal again,” she says.
Delvey says the fan mail she gets behind bars is all positive, assuming the cost of emailing her in detention puts off those who may have more negative things to say.
“I don’t think people want to pay 50 cents for hate mail,” she says.
“People say they identify themselves, or want an opinion about things,” she says. She also gets “marriage proposals because they think if I’m married my problems” will go away with deportation. “I’ve been offered three people to adopt me who are Americans.”
Paging TV execs: We think this would be a great reality show!
Delvey is currently still in the legal process and hopes to remain in the United States. A representative previously told us that Delvey “can now deport herself to whatever country she can go to, but choose to stay here to fight her conviction and deportation.”
In the meantime she is very busy.
In addition to the NFT project, she has participated in a group art exhibition, a solo show and tells that she is working out legal details for a podcast and writing a book. She is also interested in getting involved in criminal justice reform as she is “one of the few people who has gone through the system that has a voice”.
While it seems Delvey is having a great time and continues to profit from her crimes, she says the money will go to her legal team. And she tells us, ‘I don’t want it to seem like I’m happy in prison. I feel so miserable and would love to be gone.”
Delvey was convicted of defrauding about $200,000 from banks and luxury hotels, while also trying to get a $22 million loan to start an elite arts club. The fake heiress was released from prison last year for good behavior but was then taken into custody by ICE.