Anna Delvey’s former lawyer dramatically collapsed in court Friday as the fake German heiress continues to sue for court records to aid her deportation battle.
Delvey, 32, real-name Anna Sorokin, is facing off against her former attorney Audrey Thomas in Manhattan Civil Court, who she claims is withholding court records that the convicted fraudster needs to fight her deportation case.
And as proceedings got underway, Thomas broke down in tears, crying out: ‘My heart is hurting me! I need an ambulance!’
After a brief delay while the former attorney was wheeled out of the courtroom on a stretcher, Sorokin emerged victorious as the judge ordered Thomas to hand over the documents.
Thomas was previously disbarred for financial crimes last year, and has threatened to write a tell-all book about her troubled former client.
Audrey Thomas, pictured, collapsed in court Friday as she faced off against her former client Anna Delvey
Thomas previously represented Delvey in court after she was charged with fraud
Delvey, also known as Anna Sorokin, pictured in court Friday, previously served time in prison after conning investors by pretending to be a wealthy German heiress
The courtroom drama came as Delvey is embroiled in an ongoing legal battle with Thomas, who she claims withheld recordings of her deportation hearings as she holds a ‘vendetta’ against her.
The 32-year-old – who was the subject of the Netflix show ‘Inventing Anna’ – claims Thomas violated a July 2022 court order to transfer documents to her new attorney, according to Manhattan Supreme Court filings.
Sorokin’s latest attempt to hold the former lawyer in contempt was disrupted after Thomas collapsed and fell into tears on the courtroom floor.
She cried after claiming to struggle for breath, screaming, ‘I can’t do this, I’m going to fall apart! Help me, please,’ while begging