‘Inventing Anna’: Anna Delvey Breaks Her Silence About Rachel DeLoache Williams

After watching Inventing Anna on Netflix, many viewers searched for what really happened between Anna Delvey (aka Sorokin) and Rachel DeLoache Williams. It turns out that it depends on who you talk to. Julia Garner nailed Sorokin’s accent with her stunning performance in the Shondaland and Netflix series. However, Williams claims that Katie Lowes did not accurately portray her. In their real life, social media accounts, and various interviews, Delvey and Williams continue to take aim at each other.

'Inventing Anna' cast member Katie Lowes portrays Rachel Williams standing in front of a police car
‘Inventing Anna’: Katie Lowes as Rachel | Nicole Rivelli/Netflix

Rachel DeLoache Williams says Netflix’ completely ignored the reality’ in ‘Inventing Anna’

Throughout the almost two weeks since Inventing Anna dropped to Netflix, Williams shared various reviews criticizing the Shonda Rhimes series with her followers on Instagram. She also participated in at least two interviews about her feelings on the series. The bottom line is that Rachel DeLoache Williams believes Netflix “completely ignored the reality.” In an interview with The Times, the former Vanity Fair staffer explains that nothing about her character is accurate in the series except her name.

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“For the world’s most popular streaming service, behind the curtain, to have the decision-making processes in place to allow for this to happen is appalling,” she told the outlet. “I don’t mean that just with regard to what they’ve done to my character. I mean it with regard to the way that they have ignored the reality of criminal behaviour, of pathological lying, of reprehensible example-setting and just completely ignored the reality to create this fictional alternative version.”

Williams adds that she’s never watched Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and she wasn’t in love with the cameraman who accompanied them to Marrakesh. She also remarks that Delvey did not buy her any clothing or shoes. However, she did make that $300,000 profit off of her book, My Friend Anna, about the $62,000 charge Delvey ran up on Williams’ credit cards in Marrakesh.

Anna Delvey fires back at Rachel DeLoache Williams on Instagram

After all of the interviews and criticism shared by Williams about Inventing Anna, Delvey felt it was her turn to discuss her former friend. In a seven-part Instagram Story, Delvey opened up about Williams. 

“I’ve been silent about this for years,” Delvey’s Instagram Story begins. “However, over the past two weeks, watching Rachel stubbornly refusing to move on 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.”

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Then Delvey shared a story about the summer of 2018 when Williams continually called Delvey’s lawyer, Todd Spodek. According to Delvey, Williams wanted to write a book with Anna.

“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. All while still pressing charges against me. She really thought she could have it all, didn’t she?”

Who is telling the truth, Delvey or Williams?

Delvey feels that Netflix portrayed Rachel Williams accurately, but she disagrees. Williams believes that the Shondaland drama is entirely inaccurate. However, there are many true facts in the series. A grand jury did not find Sorokin guilty of the alleged theft of 62,000 from Rachel Williams in Marrakesh. 

However, the jury did find Sorokin guilty of eight charges, including grand larceny in the second degree, attempted grand larceny, and theft of services. Sorokin is a convicted con artist, but Williams did profit handsomely from her book deal. American Express forgave the majority of the charges from Marrakesh. If the HBO deal went through to production, Williams stood to gain another $300,000. Netflix paid Sorokin $320,000 for her story; however, the vast majority of it went to the banks for restitution and to her lawyer fees. There are two sides to every story. 

All nine one-hour-long episodes of Inventing Anna are currently available for streaming on Netflix.

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