Anne Hathaway's 'unsanitary' ex
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 November 2008
Anne Hathaway's ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri has asked to move jails because of "unspeakably unsanitary" conditions at his present prison
Anne Hathaway's ex-boyfriend says he is being held in "unspeakably unsanitary" conditions in jail.
Raffaello Follieri - who was jailed last month for wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering - claims his health has deteriorated and has requested a move from the Brooklyn jail where he is currently housed.
A letter sent by Follieri's lawyer to a judge read: "He says that he cannot eat because the food appears to be spoiled and that the toilet and shower facilities are unspeakably unsanitary.
"There is excrement in the shower and rats are roaming freely in the area. He says the stench is intolerable.
"Clearly, no one should be subjected to these conditions. However, in Mr. Follieri's case, the unsanitary environment appears to have had a detrimental effect on his health."
The letter added that the squalid conditions of the jail have left Follieri with a running fever and blood in his urine.
Follieri was arrested in June this year and later pleaded guilty to cheating investors out of millions of dollars by claiming he could buy discounted Roman Catholic Church property.
He was sentenced to 54 months in jail.
Follieri claimed he had been seduced by the A-list lifestyle he enjoyed during his relationship with 'The Devil Wears Prada' actress Anne, who split with Follieri shortly before his arrest.
She has since distanced herself from the relationship and joked about it on US TV show 'Saturday Night Live'.