NY Governor Eliot Spitzer Resigns in Prostitution Sex Scandal … Kristen aka Ashley Alexandra Dupre & The Emperors Club
It was only a matter of time after the bombshell sex scandal was made public that NY Governor, now ex-Governor, Eliot Spitzer was caught linked to a prostitution ring resigned. Although it has been reported that his wife urged him to continue, the hand writing was on the wall … Eliot Spitzer must go.
However, the real question that needs to be reported on by the media is not the sex and the Jersey girl, Kristen, aka Ashley Alexandra Dupre that brought down a governor. The real question is just how often did Eliot Spitzer prosecute certain prostitution rings while protecting others that he frequented? What was his compensation for such preferential treatment? Thinks that is not an abuse of political power? A far greater crime than being a “John”.
Eliot Spitzer has reigned his office as Governor of New York citing personal failings.
“From those to whom much is given, much is expected,” Mr. Spitzer said. “I have been given much: the love of my family, the faith and trust of the people of New York and the chance to lead this state. I am deeply sorry that I did not live up to what was expected of me.”
“Over the course of my public life, I have insisted — I believe correctly — that people regardless of their position or power take responsibility for their conduct,” he said. “I can and will ask no less of myself. For this reason, I am resigning from the office of governor.”
Eliot Spitzer’s resignation will be effective next Monday as he was caught it what only seems like the tip of the ice berg of his personal failings. Many experts predict that Spitzer’s resignation will not keep indictments from the former prosecutors door step.
NEW YORK (AP) – The call girl at the center of the prostitution scandal that prompted Gov. Eliot Spitzer to resign in disgrace has been identified as a 22- year-old aspiring musician who struggled in a broken home as a child.
The New York Times reported that the real name of the woman—identified as “Kristen” in court papers alleging that Spitzer paid thousands of dollars for her services—is Ashley Alexandra Dupre.
Don D. Buchwald, a New York lawyer, confirmed to The Associated Press that he represents Dupre, but he wouldn’t comment further.
A man who answered the phone at the home of the woman’s mother in New Jersey and identified himself as Dupre’s brother, Kyle, told the AP he did not know why Dupre would agree to be interviewed about the scandal.
“I’ve talked to my sister every five minutes since this happened, and I’m not going to comment on it,” he said. “She’s just trying to get through this.”
Dupre’s MySpace page provides a window into her life as she went from a broken home in New Jersey to a music career in the city.
“I have been alone. I have abused drugs. I have been broke and homeless. But, I survived, on my own. I am here, in NY because of my music,” she wrote.
From Ashley Alexandra Dupré:
In a series of telephone interviews on Tuesday night, she said she had slept very little over the past week, with all the stress of the case.
“I just don’t want to be thought of as a monster,” the woman said as she told the tiniest tidbits of her story.
Born Ashley Youmans but now known as Ashley Alexandra Dupré, she spoke softly and with good humor as she added with significant understatement: “This has been a very difficult time. It is complicated.” (NY Times)
From the blogs:
The Gateway Pundit: Spitzer’s Call Girl Identified- Ashley Alexandra Dupre (Video)
Hot Air: Meet “Kristen”; Update: $100,000 for her story?
Wonkette: Hello Kristen