Sarma Melngailis told her side of the story in Netflix’s Bad vegan and now Anthony Stragis shares his.
In an exclusive statement to E! News, Strangis’ lawyer, Sam Karlinerspoke about the Netflix documentary series and his client’s connection to the celebrity chef, revealing that the exes are “out of touch.”
“He’s started living his life,” Karliner said. “He has a job, uses his name, this is behind him and she behind him.”
Bad veganwhich premiered on March 16, details Melngailis’ time as owner of NYC vegan hotspot Pure Food and Wine, and her subsequent marriage to Strangis, whom she accuses of exerting “compulsive control” over her and making promises, including that he could make her beloved dog, Leon, immortal. The two were eventually arrested in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in May 2016.
The fact that Strangis has moved on is one of the reasons why he “didn’t want to get involved,” Karliner said. “He pleaded guilty to it, he admitted and he did it long before Sarma did,” the lawyer continued. “His case was probably solved almost a year before Sarma’s.”