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