NYPD investigate assault claim against ex-Gov. Spitzer
New York — Police are investigating a woman’s report that she was assaulted by former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer at The Plaza Hotel.
Spitzer’s spokeswoman says the claim is untrue.
Two law enforcement officials with knowledge of the case tell The Associated Press that the woman called 911 on Saturday from a hotel room rented in Spitzer’s name. The officials weren’t authorized to speak publicly about the case and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The woman had a cut on her arm and was taken to a hospital. She told doctors Spitzer had choked and shoved her.
She said she didn’t want to press charges.
Spitzer resigned in 2008 amid revelations he had sex with prostitutes. He was named as a prostitution ring patron during a federal investigation but wasn’t charged.
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