Source: Woman Accusing Spitzer of Assault Previously Wrote About Life As a $5,000-a-Night Escort
Spitzer is under investigation for an alleged assault after a 25-year-old woman claims he choked her at the Plaza Hotel.
Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is under investigation for an alleged assault at the Plaza Hotel after published reports claim he choked a 25-year-old woman in a hotel.
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On Saturday night, the woman called 911 and cops rushed to the fifteenth floor where they reportedly found the former governor. He reportedly told them: "Everything's fine. There's no problem."
Cops left, but several minutes later, they returned and entered the suite after noticing blood and broken glass, according to reports.
The woman was identified as Russian-born Svetlana Travis. She reportedly told police that Spitzer choked her before she sliced her wrists. She was rushed to Mt. Sinai hospital.
We've learned that a woman calling herself “Svetlana Z” wrote an article in 2014 for the website Medium, titled, "Sex Is Sex, But Money Is Money.”
"I'm a businesswoman. I did what politicians in this country are always encouraging immigrants to do: work hard, seize opportunity, maximize your talents," she wrote.
A scource said the woman who wrote the article is, in fact, the Svetlana involved in the Spitzer incident.
The article was accompanied by short clips and photos showing Svetlana Z in various provocative situations, detailing her life as a high-class escort earning as much as $5,000 a night.
Her relationship with Spitzer is not known. There are reports she has flown back to Russia. She is reportedly not cooperating with the investigation and does not want to press charges.
INSIDE EDITION has learned that Travis has attended film classes at New York Film Academy.
Spitzer has not been charged in the incident.
Following reports of the alleged incident, his spokeswoman said: "There is no truth to the allegation."
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The incident unfolded in room 1541 in one of the hotel's Edwardian Suites. It features Louis XV-style furnishings, gold bathroom fixtures and butler services.
Spitzer resigned in disgrace in 2008 after the bombshell revelation that he was “Client 9,” his code name for a high-priced call girl ring. Ashley Dupre, 22, became famous as the former call girl who charged Spitzer more than $4,000 a night.
Spitzer split from his wife of 26 years, Silda, who stood by his side when he resigned in disgrace - a moment in political history that inspired the TV show, "The Good Wife."
Spitzer has most recently been linked to public relations executive Lis Smith, who once served as Mayor Bill de Blasio’s spokeswoman. They broke it off last Christmas.
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