A Belarusian escort who claimed to have incriminating evidence against U.S. President Donald Trump after her arrest in Pattaya for participating in a Russian “sex training” course has been deported.
Anastasia Vashukevich, who went by the name Nastya Rybka online, claimed to have photographic and video evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Specifically, she said the evidence relates to ties between her married lover, Russian aluminum oligarch Oleg Deripaska, and Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman convicted as part of the investigation run by Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating claims of Trump-Moscow collusion.
After 10 months behind bars at Pattaya Remand Prison she and eight others, including Aleksandr Kirillov, a self-styled “sex guru” who goes by Alex Lesley online, were arrested in February last year on prostitution and immigration charges. They were sentenced to 18 months in prison and 100,000 baht in fines. Earlier this month a judge cut the jail sentence in half, gave them credit for time served and ordered their deportation.
Vashukevich claimed she would be killed if she was deported back to Russia after she told the media she would tell all to U.S. investigators about Trump-Russian collusion if America granted her asylum and got her out of jail. Washington wasn’t interested.
She was booked on a plane to Minsk, Belarus, but there are no direct flights from Bangkok and she had to change planes in Moscow. As soon as she deplaned she was arrested.
Vashukevich appeared in a Moscow court on Jan. 19 to face charges of inducement to prostitution. Before the judge she apologized and vowed not to say another word about the Deripaska, the supposed tape or Trump. Nonetheless, the court ordered her held for at least another three days.