A Model's Harrowing Encounter: Drugged and Scammed at an East Village Club

A Model's Harrowing Encounter: Drugged and Scammed at an East Village Club
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Anna Alimani, who also works as a real estate broker, has walked the runway for Fashion Week in New York and Paris.Courtesy of Anna Tchorbadjiev

In a shocking revelation, a 25-year-old model, Anna Tchorbadjiev, who goes by the stage name Anna Alimani, has claimed that she was drugged and scammed by a trans woman, Angela Acosta de Mastronardi, at an East Village club in New York City. The club, previously owned by Madison Square Garden, is now at the center of a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit. This alleged scam resembles a series of druggings and robberies that targeted gay nightclubs in the Big Apple, tragically resulting in two overdose-related deaths.

The incident reportedly occurred when Alimani went for a drink with a friend at the Baccarat Hotel in Midtown. There, another friend introduced her to Mastronardi, who was dressed in a yellow Versace outfit. Alimani, a real estate broker with a successful modeling career, found nothing suspicious about the encounter. She has walked the ramp in Paris and New York fashion weeks and appeared on the covers of renowned magazines like Harper's Bazaar and an international edition of Glamour.

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Alimani, 25, has also graced the cover of an international edition of Glamour.Courtesy of Anna Tchorbadjiev

The group's interactions seemed perfectly normal, and Alimani had no reason to suspect any ulterior motives. However, the evening took a dark turn as Alimani claims she was drugged and scammed by Mastronardi in a chilling turn of events. Thankfully, Alimani managed to escape the situation relatively unscathed. She recounted her experience, stating, "Thank God I'm OK."

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As the Manhattan Supreme Court now deliberates on this case, it has drawn attention to the series of similar incidents that occurred in gay nightclubs across New York City. The modus operandi involved drugging unsuspecting victims and then robbing them. Unfortunately, two men lost their lives in these incidents due to drug overdoses.

The question now arises: was the East Village club in on the scam? The involvement of an establishment owned by Madison Square Garden adds a new dimension to the case. The legal proceedings will undoubtedly unravel more details, and the outcome of this lawsuit may set a precedent for future cases involving similar incidents.

Anna Alimani's harrowing experience sheds light on the potential dangers lurking in the nightlife scene. It serves as a cautionary tale, urging individuals to remain vigilant and cautious while enjoying a night out. As the Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit unfolds, the hope is that justice will be served and necessary measures will be taken to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.

An NYPD detective told Alimani that Angela Acosta de Mastronardi has a record of scams in Las Vegas, Miami and New York City.FaceBook

According to NYPOST,  MSG Entertainment declined to comment. A Tao Group spokesman said, “We are cooperating on this matter with the NYPD, who are investigating this issue.”

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