$2000 for three days of sex-on-tap: Grecko

The West Australian - - NEWS - Sarah Blake New York

Gabi Grecko’s life in Aus­tralia and racy In­sta­gram feed were un­der close scrutiny yes­ter­day as the one-time wife of dis­graced medico Ge­of­frey Edel­sten took to the wit­ness stand in a New York po­lice cor­rup­tion trial.

Gabriella Cur­tis, as she is legally known, gave ev­i­dence for four hours about a mile-high sex romp al­legedly or­gan­ised as a favour to New York po­lice of­fi­cers for spe­cial treat­ment.

The 29-year-old, who mar­ried Edel­sten in 2015 then sep­a­rated but says she has re­cently re­united with him, said she had been a sex worker but stopped af­ter the “long­est week­end of my life”.

Ms Grecko said she had been paid about $2000 for three days of sex-on-tap dur­ing a Su­per Bowl week­end at a Ve­gas ho­tel in Fe­bru­ary 2013. She then ex­plained that she is now rap­per GLitta FoXX who earns “a lit­tle money” from her mu­sic.

Ms Grecko said she stum­bled into sex work af­ter find­ing her­self al­most home­less in 2012.

It was a ca­reer choice she re­gret­ted but not as much as her part in a front-page story in the New York Post with the head­line Quid Pro Ho.

Un­der cross-ex­am­i­na­tion from lawyer Su­san Necheles, for ac­cused busi­ness­man Jeremy Re­ich­berg, Ms Grecko ad­mit­ted the re­port con­tained false claims about group sex on a pri­vate plane in 2013.

She said the de­tails were in­vented by the news­pa­per’s then chief po­lice re­porter Shawn Co­hen, who was briefly her lover be­fore he lost his job over the story.

Ms Grecko said she had taken part in the July 2016 ar­ti­cle be­cause she wanted to pro­vide an “em­pow­er­ing” voice for women af­ter she was iden­ti­fied as part of the FBI in­ves­ti­ga­tion of al­leged cor­rup­tion by Mr Re­ich­berg and his co-ac­cused, for­mer deputy in­spec­tor James “Jimmy” Grant, who both deny the charges.

The de­fence showed the jury of 16 men and women some of the re­veal­ing out­fits on Ms Grecko’s In­sta­gram feed and asked about life of “lux­ury and fame” when she lived in Aus­tralia.

An artist’s draw­ing of Gabi Grecko tes­ti­fy­ing about the ‘mile-high’ sex romp.

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