Kirsters Baish| It has been reported that a Belarusian model who initially claimed that she was in possession of secret recordings which linked President Donald Trump to Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska. The model claimed that the recordings proved that there was evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The model has now admitted that she lied.
The Daily Caller reports:
Anastasia Vashukevich, who goes by the alias Nastya Rybka on the internet, told CNN in a report published Tuesday that she made up the whole story as a means of getting out of a Thai prison last year.
Vashukevich was doing hard time in Thailand for offering her sex coach talents to the locals. Arrested and convicted for solicitation, she was sent to prison. Allegedly fearing for life behind bars, she decided to attract some international media attention with her story of having information that would link Trump to the Russian oligarchy.
She asked for political asylum in the U.S. to tell her story. She eventually received deportation back to Russia.
It now seems that the entire story was made up in order to stir up publicity.
“I think it saved my life, how can I regret it? If journalists had not come at that time and that story had not come to the newspapers, maybe I would die [be dead by] now,” the model told CNN.
Vashukevich, who is not only a model, but is also reportedly a pricy escort, has now said that she has been instructed by Russian security to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Deripaska.
The Daily Caller explains that “Deripaska is closely linked with Russian President Vladimir Putin and has had business dealings with Paul Manafort, who ran Trump’s presidential campaign. Manafort plea bargained with special counsel Robert Mueller for the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. He had been charged with illegal lobbying on behalf of Ukraine.”
No relationship with the Belarusian model has ever been confirmed by Deripaska, while he has been tied to ex-British spy and the infamous writer of the Trump “Dossier,” Christopher Steele.
The Daily Caller explains that the model’s “checkered past” also boasts a nude protest that took place in front of the United States Embassy in Moscow, Russia. Both Vashukevich and another internet model stripped naked to show their “support” of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The two models said at the time of the protest, “We came here to support the producer who offered women sex. Sex is right, sex is cool!”