GYPSY SISTERS Annie Malone arrested for exploitation of an elderly person, additional felonies

Gypsy Sisters Annie Johnston Malone arrest mug shot photo

Less than two weeks after Gypsy Sisters star Angela Malone (aka Annie Johnston) shared photos on social media of a Louis Vuitton bag and Armani sunglasses she purchased on a trip to New York City, the 31-year-old was arrested and charged with multiple felonies, including Exploitation of an Elderly or Disabled Person’s Trust.

Annie was arrested along with two others in Halifax County, North Carolina earlier this week and is currently out after posting a $400 bond. (Actually, someone else posted the bond, but more on that controversy in a minute.)

According to online court records, Annie has been charged with the following — all of which are felonies:

Obtaining Property Under False Pretenses
Exploitation of an Elderly or Disabled Person’s Trust
Conspiracy to Obtain Property Under False Pretenses
Forgery of Instruments
(Which can mean checks) [2 counts]
Uttering Forged Instrument (Which can mean passing a bad check)

As I mentioned, Annie was later released after her cousin (and Gypsy Sisters co-star) Mellie Stanley posted her $400 bond. Or did she? Mellie’s niece Dallas claimed it wasn’t Mellie who footed the bill, but was TLC, who is reportedly currently filming some of the stars of Gypsy Sisters either for a reboot of the show or new episodes of My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.

Mellie heard about the TLC claims and shared this literal receipt showing she paid a North Carolina bail bonding company $400 via netSpend:

Mellie Stanley paid Annie's bond receipt

Commenters pointed out that it could have very easily been TLC that gave Mellie the money to bail out Annie — especially if they are filming and need to keep the fourth wall intact. That theory is backed up by the fact that Mellie was stranded in central Texas earlier this week after her (or someone’s) car broke down. She was soliciting places to stay near Austin on Facebook, and clearly did not seem like someone who had $400 cash laying around. Also, Mellie reportedly just flew back to West Virginia, which almost certainly wasn’t a viable option for her — especially on such short notice.

Oh, and why was Mellie in Texas? I have no earthly idea. I only had about eight hours allotted to research this post, and was unable to get that far before the clock expired.

Back to Annie’s incarceration…

Arrested alongside Annie was Dick “Bubba” Cooper and Jeanette “Jett” Small. Our readers might recognize Jett’s name from our previous Gypsy Sisters post which included a video of an altercation between Jett and two other young ladies. Also included in that post was a video of a physical altercation between Annie and Nettie’s daughter, Dallas.

Gyspsy Sisters Annie

As with any Gypsy Sisters post, there are many layers of connectedness between the players involved here. I spent too many hours trying to piece it all together, and I still don’t feel confident at all that I have figured out all the ways these folks are connected. That being said, here is what I did come up with, thanks in large part to the diligent documentarians on several Gypsy Sisters drama Facebook pages:

A man named Jay has gone back and forth being in relationships with both Annie and Dallas. Jay has two children with Dallas, but during his most recent stint with Annie, the two got married. Jay later left Annie and went back with Dallas in October, just before Dallas gave birth to her daughter London.

Dallas recently posted a conversation she had with Annie via Facebook in which Annie was trying to track down Jay’s address so she could serve him divorce papers. Annie’s motivation for getting the divorce finalized is because she wants to get married to 19-year-old Elisha “Lushy” Cooper, who is currently behind bars in New York. Lushy has a February 2 court date and Annie is hopeful that he will be released soon and they can make their relationship just as official as their recently deleted “Lushy N Annie Cooper” Facebook page.

As evidence of her optimism, Annie Instagrammed a photo of a coffee mug on Sunday that read “Future Mrs. Cooper.” She captioned it with this message:

#soontobeMrsCooper can’t wait my lushy makes me so happy can’t wait to be his wife I will keep everyone updated my baby has made me so happy I didn’t think I would feel this way again but lushy has shown me that there is happiness out there

And these photos of a Luis Vuitton bag and Armani sunglasses were posted by Annie earlier this month while on a trip to New York — during which I assumed she paid a visit to her future hubby Lushy:

Gypsy Sisters Annie Malone shopping spree Louis Vuitton Armani

It is unclear how (or if) Annie’s recent arrest will impact the timeline for her divorce from Jay and marriage to Lushy.

Speaking of Lushy, he was previously engaged to Annie’s alleged partner in crime Jett last year.

Lushy is also the brother of Jett’s husband Dick “Bubba” Cooper, who was the third person arrested with Annie.

Lushy and Bubba are also brothers to Douglas Cooper, who is currently dating Gypsy Sisters star (and Annie’s sister) Kayla Williams. Here is a photo Annie posted with her “sexy double bro in law” Doug:

Gypsy Sisters Annie and Kayla's boyfriend Doug together

* It should be noted that Annie and Doug are still technically married to other people, so they are more than a few steps away from actually being brother and sister in law. Of course, it is possible that they are already brother and sister in law via their current spouses — I have no idea.

There is a lot of information about exactly what the alleged crime was that Annie and her pals committed, but I won’t share those specifics here until they are confirmed in a police report or in court records. I will say that they seem to line up with the charges described above in that an elderly person and fraudulent checks were involved. (It should be noted that a lot of this information was posted prior to Annie’s arrest.)

OK, that’s all I can give you! I’ve been blogging about celebrities for eight years now, and there is absolutely NOTHING as exhausting and draining as a Gypsy Sisters post! As soon as they offer a Pulitzer Prize for tabloid journalism, I’d love to toss my hat into the ring for my Gypsy Sisters oeuvre over the years. 😉

Speaking of my Gypsy Sisters oeuvre, for clarification on how all of the main characters from the show are related (including Annie, Kayla, Mellie, and Nettie) be sure to check out our Gypsy Sisters Family Tree post. I confess I had to reference it just to refresh my memory for this post.

Louis Vuitton bag and Armani glasses photos: GypsyGossip2 Public on Facebook


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  • Nedly Mandingo IV

    Now way she is only 31! I would have guessed not a day over 47.

    • c8h10n4o2

      Seriously. These are some rough looking women.

      • Jojo

        Testify🙌🏻 I’ve never felt I looked so fresh faced and not addicted to meth until I looked at this cover girl!

        • Bruja

          I just tittered. hahaha! I literally covered my mouth and tittered like I just got told the best secret ever.

          hahahaha!

  • Maureen Hylton

    Well technically tattle tales house of gossip get the credit for this story. Gg2 is a knock off page that just steals info from tattlestales which is the original GYPSY GOSSIP PAGE

    • Stef marshkia

      It is posted on both they choose to get it from Gypsygossip Not big deal

  • Chrissy G

    ‘Maureen Hylton, salty much? Gypsy gossip 2 is not a knock off of anyone. I’ve been on both pages, and prefer reading posts from them, versus Tattle Tales. Who by the way forbid members from speaking their opinion on certain gypsies. If you don’t agree with them, they call you out, and generally speak negatively about you. Ohh yeah how about asking members to take things to RL,and posting people’s personal addresses? If that’s a superior page, then I’d hate to see what your standards are.

    • Maureen Hylton

      Not salty at all thanks. But i know for a fact where the story came from. Annie herself contacted the page. I agree with some things youve said here, but i was only pointing out who broke the story thats all.

    • Layòn M. Robinson

      You b*tches call people out all the time and tag your pathetic admins to fight your battles. Who’s address did we post other than the people that stole gifts from our members when we did the secret santa. Stop your lies! I can admit to the shit I do. But you guys never will because you are malicious pieces of sh*t. So continue w/ your lies and half truths. We’ll just make you look stupid like we always do.

  • Kevin

    Tattle Tales House Of Gossip 2.0
    Broke this story. Starcasm you need to give credit where credit is due. They broke this story in December. BTW that Gucci bag amd sunglasses could not have been purchased with any monies from scamming that scamming took place in December.You got your info from Tattle Tales House Of Gossip 2.0

    • Chrissy G

      Always worried about giving credit where it’s due. That’s exactly what this story did. Now stop crying about it.

  • Jojo

    Yes, Asa, I’m sure your years of grammatical errors and half assed rehashing will win you not only a Pulitzer, but a Nobel Laureate nomination and fast pass to dinner with Jesus as well.

    • Truth

      It’s a gossip website. If you want Pulitzer or Noble kind of writing try visiting National Geographic.

      • TrashTV

        NG Pulitzer or Noble worthy? Not with the kind of unsientific wild guesses they report as ‘new evidence’ cause they already paid ‘the researcher’.

    • Pattipandi

      You must have missed the snap chat of her and Jesus at The Outback sharing a Bloomin’Onion and a Fosters like 2 hours ago

  • ???

    Definitely not arguing about the complex and confusing web of relationships with this group, however, it seems all of this was found within an hour of scrolling through Tattle Tales.

  • LoLo

    In South Florida there were several cases of elderly scams like this. They were linked to Gypsy sweetheart scams. My grandfather’s neighbor scammed him out of money & tried to move in to his home. Wanted him to sign things over to her. It’s a terrible crime.

    • Che

      A family friend lost his house ! Took out a loan for the girl on his house. He never heard from her again.

      • LoLo

        So sad. My grandmother passed away & within weeks a lady who rented out a room at a neighbors house had her claws into my grandfather. He had dementia & she befriended him. We would go there every morning before work & then after work & we would have to chase her off & he would get mad at us. She had him convinced we did not care for him & that she was his true friend. We started noticing money missing & that he was buying her & her child things. We had to call the cops & chase her off.

  • Stef

    Quit youre crying There can be more than one gypsy gossip group page Its not a fake it was giving to those ladies They don’t need to steal anything Newsflash you ladies are not hot shit. Move over learn how to stay on your side of the playground You act like children old wrinkly children
    Keep up the good work GG

  • Aussie cathie

    Dirty thieving slapper’s

  • Chrissy G

    Just saw that admin from Tattle Tales changed their name to “gypsy gossip”. Petty Betty aka Layon Robinson.

    • Layòn M. Robinson

      You love to have my name in your mouth, don’t you? I’m only responding because you mentioned my name. For starters:–Please get the f*ck over yourself. Why are you viewing my page? Going on there to steal more of our info? Of course you are. Either way ATTENTION ALL GYPSY GOSSIP FOLLOWERS! We are the real Gypsy Gossip 2. We have been around for 6 years now and starcasm has always came to our page for gossip. Our sorry excuse of imitators took the name of our page and group to mislead our followers because they personally don’t like me. They ALL were MY followers and what do you know?! They’re still following me and even mentioning my name on here making ASSumptions that I changed our name back to GypsyGossip. We changed our name because they stole it but LISSA changed our name back to the way it should of been. So no Chrissy, I didn’t change the name. Glad you’re keeping up w/ me though. I’m smittened! xoxox

      • Jojo

        It’s “smitten”… no rudeness just saying…

        • Layòn M. Robinson

          Hahaha! Thanks for the look out. :)

          • Queen Bee

            Layon, why, may I ask are you so obsessed with these people?

            • Chrissy G

              I’m sure she doesn’t know herself. It’s a sad sad existence..

              • Bruja

                “They ALL were MY followers..”

                Sounds like a phucking cult. Egads. Someone needs to step away from the internet.

                • TrashTV

                  Thought you were going to say high horse ;-).

                  • Bruja

                    That works too! :-)

                    I’m sitting here reading this petty shit and can’t even fathom getting so possessive over some trash talking about a group of chicks named ‘Gypsy Sisters‘ (involving someone named D!ck “Bubba” Cooper!? hahaha! WTF!!?) and the stupid antics they pull to stay relevant.

                    So so sad.

                • Pattipandi

                  I feel so lame not being privy to this sub-culture of gypsie bonanza!

                  • Bruja

                    lol! Right?!

                    Awww, hell.. I feel a Wayne’s World moment coming on…

                    We suck! We’re not worthy! We’re scum!

              • Layòn M. Robinson

                I’m 30 years old. Of course I know myself. You bitter scabs love to mention my name. So don’t mention my name and I wouldn’t of came on here. Our group is far from a cult. What a joke! I was stating how they were following my page and my group. We were all friends at one time. So don’t mix my words. You know exactly what I meant. Glad you’re bothered Lissa changed the name to our orginial name.

            • Layòn M. Robinson

              Queen Bee may I ask, why are you so obsessed w/ me?!

              • Queen Bee

                Not obsessed at all. Never even heard of ya. Just saw you showing your rear end on here like a moron and wondered why you give a damn about tracking every move of every Rumney in the tri-state area.

      • Julissa

        If you been around for 6 years then why does your page say it was created yesterday? Plus it’s just a f&%^ing fb page why are you such a drama seeker.

        • Layòn M. Robinson

          Because our page gets reported for the gossip we put up. If you’ve been around you would know.

      • Stef

        Get over yourself It is facebook you don’t own anything that group was giving to those ladies
        They do not steal from youre page theirs times you have stolen gossip from that group did they whine and threaten to take it to real life or involve your famileys heel no they are not crazy sycho weirdos like you I can sit here all day and point fingers
        Layon your friends and you are garbage
        I left your groups
        You are crazy liers

        Readers please join gypsy gossip group

        • Layòn M. Robinson

          I’ll take you serious when you spell psycho right. Hahahaha!

          • Stef

            You are a nobody you are not cool because you run a facebook group are you aware you are not the only one that posts’s info why not be a woman and coexist you set around bashing those ladies when lissa was In trouble for harassment I’m glad I left your page all you do is lie manipalate shady creators you are stop setting behind a screen

            • Layòn M. Robinson

              Wow! Everything you just stated is nothing but lies. I have only bashed them when they came for me first and everyone knows that. I’m glad you were able to spell this time. I have never manipulated nor lie about anything. That’s your little group of maggots. Who’s shady? Pretty sure the b*tches that took our name and trying to use it as their own to mislead our followers. We have never taken their info and claimed it as our own like you thieves have. How about you stop being a coward and post up your real name. Bet you won’t.

        • Layòn M. Robinson

          Heel no? Famileys? Liers? Hahahahahaha! Talk about being ignorant. Sheesh!

      • Lexi cooper

        Message me on Facebook Lexi Cooper Or email me lexicooper95@icloud.com i have some info for you Lushy is my ex fiancé

    • AshleyBlack

      Woah! Trying to follow this lol what is going on?

      • Chrissy G

        Ohhh dirty Layon and her invisible friend Lissa thinks another group copies them. Then she brags about being obsessed with the gypsy sisters for the past six years.. No wonder all her groups go defunct or get shut down. It sounds like new management is needed.

        • AshleyBlack

          So, there are like 4 names being mentioned lol are they all the name of group or are there 4 groups?

  • Layòn M. Robinson

    Find us on our page: GypsyGossip:TattleTales

    To interact w/ Nettie, Dallas, Mellie & Annie and many more gypsies from off the show. Come join our group! GG House Of Gossip: The REAL Gypsy Gossip 2

  • BreeMorey

    Yay! I love this show lol I hope she gets in trouble

  • Sunquest

    Once again I am simultaneously repulsed yet fascinated by TLC Gypsy gossip. That family tree referenced from an article a few years ago is a pretty good start but it could definitely use some updating including a little expansion on Nettie and Kayla’s grandchildren from their kids who have been featured on the show at least. However, I get that organizing a tree with that volume of kids produced via multiple relationships mostly among blood relatives (not to mention the repeated use of names and then nicknames given to distinguish) must be beyond a daunting and mind-numbing task. Oh, and another scam, another crime, another arrest now, huh? Between that and making babies with different partners keeps the stereotypes of that culture alive and well…

  • pmo

    these two pics of annie look better than she has ever looked on the show, always said she should grow bangs and cover up that forehead. if she bought armani or lv, believe me she bought it from a somali on the street or down in chinatown bogus goods. also thank u for clearing up the name jett for me, guess it;s short for jeannette. and she is 31 and new bf is 19, sheese ever heard of robbing the cradle?

    • ChelseaHouskasEyebrows

      Annie is the one that’s 31 with a 19 year old jail bird husband to be.

  • pmo

    the only one of these dames ever worked a day in her life was mellie, and that was as a stripper!!!!!!!!!!

  • melinehclassy

    Umm. I try and try and try to follow these starcasm articles but it’s like someone with major add typed it up!! Wtf is happening?!!!

  • melinehclassy

    Ps: blogging doesn’t mean you’re a journalist. You “blog” how you speak which is what’s causing the confusion. Extremely dumb and only dumb people can follow these articles.

    • Meh

      Yet here you are following along and commenting.

      • melinehclassy

        “Following” is a gross understatement.

  • TrashTV

    When she is guilty, she would be one hell of a low life. Parasiting on a vunerable person makes ‘scum’ a tittle too classy for you.
    I don’t get some of those women, they would never go outside dressed in old clothes without shiny bling, yet they prefer their men used and not just second hand.
    Now there is nothing wrong with second hand, but nobody would buy a car that is 5th hand and just 6 years old, cause there is something wrong with it!

  • discoatnine

    I thought she was the one that married her cousin and had a “Winter Wonderland” wedding? Maybe it said that and I lost the will to read halfway through.

    • MayJay

      Yep. That’s her. It didn’t work out. Who would have guessed?!

    • Linda Henson

      Yes that’s her

  • Gigi OC

    Poor Annie! This poor woman cannot catch a break! First Dallas steals her HUSBAND then takes a few cheap shots at her head in a bar and now this. It cannot be easy living each day knowing that Nettie set up all those gossip pages just to tear you down. Whats wrong with these people??? The whole family is just crumbling. I blame Nettie. She is so fame driven that she is willing to destroy her family, yes Annie is her family, to get her name in the media. They all need Jesus because they are not Christians.

    • Linda Henson

      All this happens to annie because she’s a lier and a thief.

    • ???

      Dallas didn’t exactly steal her husband. Annie married a man that had already had one baby with Dallas. Then he went back and forth between them and got Dallas pregnant with their second child while he was married to Annie.

  • Maureen Hylton

    Well geez i wasnt trying to start an argument. All i was saying is give credit to where its due and thats all.

  • savannah

    I don’t know why I bother reading these articles. Nothing these inbred fools makes any sense at all. They’re all related, dating so and so’s baby daddy-cousin-brothers….I can’t make sense of any of it. Does this mean they’re reviving the show? If TLC is paying bills? Why would someone call their brother in law “sexy”, unless said brother in law was maybe Channing Tatum. Which, clearly, none of these men are…

    • Bruja

      Sing it!

      This whole post is spot on. These fools are not good for shit, except breeding (apparently with cousins and in-laws, lol) stealing, lying, cheating and animal abuse.

      But hey, if TLC will air the Duggars, they’ll air these dirty phuckers too.

  • ChelseaHouskasEyebrows

    Should say fauxlessed, you know fake blessed.