Eliot Spitzer's Rep Says There Is 'No Truth' to Allegation of Assault in a New York City Hotel
02/14/2016 AT 08:40 PM EST
The source says that Manhattan detectives are currently investigating allegations of an assault that took place in a hotel in the Midtown neighborhood of NYC. The victim has identified Spitzer, 56, as the assailant, but authorities are still investigating the the incident and trying to establish the identity of the assailant. The New York Post was the first to report the news.
No charges have been filed against Spitzer. In a statement to PEOPLE, Spitzer's spokeswoman Lisa Linden said "there is no truth to the allegation."
Spitzer served as governor of New York from 2007 to March 2008, when he resigned after The New York Times reported that he had patronized a a high-end escort service. The politician, who was married at the time, eventually split from his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, in 2013. He then reportedly went on to date Lis Smith, the former spokeswoman for then-Mayor-elect of New York City, Bill de Blasio. The pair split in 2015, according to the Post.
Following his resignation scandal, Spitzer, who previously served as the Attorney General of New York, became a media pundit and had his own show on Current TV, Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer. In 2013, he ran for New York City Comptroller, but lost the Democratic primary to Scott Stringer.