Manhattan madam released from jail on time served

Associated Press Modified: November 20, 2012 at 6:16 pm •  Published: November 20, 2012
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Manhattan district attorney spokeswoman Erin Duggan said Gristina had no one to blame but herself.

"There is nothing glamorous about prostitution. Anna Gristina rented women's bodies for profit, which makes her a pimp. That also makes her a felon, and the court has now issued that judgment," she said.

Despite the guilty plea, Gristina publicly claimed that she never crossed the line, and instead blamed others charged in the case for turning on her.

Her family smiled and laughed outside court Tuesday, glad the case was finished.

"It's a sense of relief that it's over, we can move on," said Gristina's husband, Kelvin Gorr. "This was in the best interest of the kids, just to start over and move on, and that's it."

Gristina, who plans to write a tell-all book, could be deported. Defense attorney Norman Pattis said he'd fight any attempt to remove her from the country.