Alleged NY Madam's Husband & Sons Fight Charges
April 27, 2012
Kelvin Gorr is involved in a very public battle to save his wife, the alleged Soccer Mom Madam Anna Gristina, from conditions he calls "deplorable" within her cell at Rikers Island.
"It is absolutely disgusting the way she's being treated," explains Gorr, who alleges the mother of his children is suffering temperatures that exceed 100 degrees in solitary confinement, with rats and roaches crawling freely. And that's not the worst of it, he says.
"At one point they asked her to wear a diaper and a t-shirt," he tells The Insider, incredulous. "That's ridiculous. She has not been convicted of anything whatsoever and guilty or not you cannot treat a human being like that?"
Rikers released a statement today denying Gorr's allegations, claiming that Anna is not in "solitary" rather she's in "protective custody" in perfectly humane conditions. They also refute her husband's claims of vermin infestation and forced diaper use, telling The Insider she is and always has been entitled to wear her own clothes.
Irregardless, the imprisoned mother's young children have joined their father in his fight to free Anna.
"It's been pretty tough," declares their 17-year-old son Stefano alongside brother Nicolas, 9. "My moms like the glue to our family. She keeps us together."
Watch the clip above for the full interview.
Anna Gristina is currently being held at Rikers Island on $2 million bond.