Apparently, New York’s former governor Eliot Spitzer is involved in another prostitution scandal. But his attorney claims that his client’s accuser in the recent sex scandal, a 25-year-old Russian-born luxury hooker, has ‘emotional difficulties.’
Police are conducting an investigation after the woman alleged that Spitzer, 56, has assaulted her and tried to choke her when she broke the news to him that they could no longer see each other as she was planning to fly back to Russia.
The two have met for the last time in a $1,000-per-night Plaza Hotel room on Saturday. Reportedly, Spitzer has been a client of the $5,000-per-hour prostitute for two years now. But she planned to go back to her parents as her her occupation brought her a small fortune.
Spitzer’s attorney Adam Kaufmann declined to tell for how long the two have been seeing each other. He only said that it was for a ‘period of time.’ But according to the woman’s initial report, which has been retracted before she flew to Russia, it was for two years. Spitzer was known as her ‘Client 9.’
Kaufmann said that his client met with the woman in the hotel room but she became ‘highly emotional’ and threatened him that she would do self-harm. When police arrived after a 911 call, officers saw that she had a n open wound on her wrist and there was a broken glass on the floor.
She was rushed to the hospital, where she told investigators that her client assaulted her when she told him that she was going back to Russia. According to police, the woman was the one to dial 911 and the one who tried to cancel the call.
The attorney said about the incident that Spitzer tried to calm her down when he saw her in a clear state of distress. He failed to provide the reason for the woman’s emotional troubles.
A spokesperson for the former governor declined the truthfulness of the allegations. On Monday, Spitzer made the first comment, and said his accuser was not his girlfriend as some media outlets had reported. He declined to comment on the nature of their relationship.
At hospital, the woman told investigators that she would drop all charges. She also became uncooperative. Initially, she said that she and Spitzer had an argument over her departure to Moscow, so she used a shard from a broken glass to cut her wrist. Kaufman and the police said that she was discharged and left for Russia on Sunday night.
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