10:53 PM EDT 12/18/2014
Originally posted 12/25/2013 08:15AM
DIsgraced former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned from office in 2008 after it was revealed he was involved with prostitutes, announced in a joint statement with his wife late Tuesday that their 26-year marriage is over.
Originally posted 10/04/2010 12:55PM
More than two years after he left office in disgrace when it was revealed he was involved in a prostitution scandal, former New York governor Eliot Spitzer is hoping for a second chance.
"I made a huge unjustifiable, inexcusable error of judgment … for which I've tried to both apologize and atone," Spitzer tells PEOPLE. "Now I would like to move on and participate in some productive way."
Monday night at 8 p.m., Spitzer, 51, a Democrat once considered presidential material, debuts on CNN's Parker Spitzer, which pairs him with Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist Kathleen Parker in an on-camera roundtable discussion.
Originally posted 09/03/2009 12:00PM
Ashley Dupré is tired of people judging her. The escort, whose $4,300 dalliance with former New York governor Eliot Spitzer cost him his job in March 2008, is speaking out about the scandal – and she says she's just like any single woman dating in New York.
"I know many women who target guys with money and use them to get these things," she wrote in a blog entry on the Global Grind Web site. "They toy with them, flirt, go on dates, have sex and then drop hints about that new dress ... and the guys deliver it."
In the blog entry (first reported in the New York Post), Dupré, 24, also blasts women in "dishonest relationships" based on security rather than love.
Originally posted 04/06/2009 08:35AM
Dealing with what he termed the 800-lb. gorilla in the room, Matt Lauer grilled former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer on Monday's Today show in an interview that ostensibly was conducted to reveal Spitzer's expertise on Wall Street and its current woes.
But first, the gorilla: After only 14 months in office, Spitzer resigned his position in March 2008 after it was revealed he was a regular client of a prostitution ring known as the Emperor's Club V.I.P.
In his first interview since the scandal, Spitzer, 49, downplayed his involvement with the service, saying he used it "not frequently … not long." The disgraced politician, saying there were "no excuses possible" for his behavior – which he repeatedly called "egregious" – also said that he is still frequently asked about important issues.
Originally posted 11/19/2008 08:00AM
She was the tabloid sensation at the center of the sex scandal that brought down New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer. But in her very first interview, Ashley Alexandra Dupré tells PEOPLE, "I am a normal girl."
"Everyone knows me as 'that girl,' but I'm not just 'that girl,' " the 23-year-old former escort says in the new issue of PEOPLE, on sale Friday. "I have a lot of depth, a lot of layers."
Enduring a media spotlight that included seeing her MySpace photos splashed on front pages "has been really hard," the New Jersey native explains. "But I'm a survivor."
Originally posted 11/06/2008 04:00PM
Disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer will face no federal charges against him, Michael J. Garcia, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, announced Thursday afternoon, The New York Times reports.
After only 14 months in office, Spitzer resigned his position in March after it was revealed he was a regular client of a prostitution ring known as the Emperor's Club V.I.P.
In their probe, federal prosecutors looked into whether the politician – who built his professional reputation as a dogged State Attorney General nicknamed "The Enforcer" – had possibly concealed or used laundered funds, or used campaign contributions for his prostitutes.
– Stephen M. Silverman
Originally posted 04/28/2008 03:50PM
Ashley Alexandra Dupré, the New Jersey woman at the center of the New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer call-girl scandal, filed suit Monday against Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis and his film company – claiming he exploited her name and image for profit.
The lawsuit seeks more than $10 million in damages. In legal documents, Dupré alleges that Girls Gone Wild representatives approached her while she was vacationing in Florida in 2003, offered her alcohol and cajoled her into exposing her breasts for their cameras when she was just 17 (and not of proper legal age to sign a release form allowing her to be filmed).
Originally posted 03/25/2008 03:25PM
Now notorious gubernatorial call girl Ashley Dupré spent some time relaxing and bonding with her mom in her hometown this past weekend.
Dupre and her mom indulged in massages Saturday at the Hand & Stone Massage Spa in Spring Lake Heights, N.J., which borders her childhood home in Wall. "I know she's been under a lot of stress so I hope we relaxed her," a source at the spa told PEOPLE.
Originally posted 03/20/2008 04:05PM
Back in 2003, when she was a girl going wild, Ashley Alexandra Dupré explained why she decided to strip on camera.
"You might as well show off what you have before you don't have it any more!" the future alleged call girl told the Palm Beach Post in an interview unearthed this week.
Originally posted 03/18/2008 08:40PM
Before she allegedly got a call from New York's governor, Ashley Dupré had gone wild.
In the video vaults of Girls Gone Wild is footage of an 18-year-old Dupré cavorting naked on the GGW bus and doing scenes with another woman in 2003, the video company announced Tuesday.
GGW found the footage – seven full tapes worth – after the company's CEO Joe Francis offered $1 million to Dupré to appear in one of his videos – an offer he promptly withdrew.
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