Spitzer refuses to address extramarital affair rumors

Credit: Bess Adler
Eliot Spitzer seems headed toward a second sex scandal. Credit: Bess Adler

City comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer refused to address questions Thursday regarding rumors that he is having an extramarital affair.

The former governor was asked three times about the alleged affair, The New York Post reports.

“I am so tired of the personal attacks, and I’ve answered all those questions,” Spitzer said to a reporter in Brooklyn.

“The public cares about what I did in government. That’s what I’m going to be talking about, and that’s what the public is going to be voting on.”

Spitzer has maintained that he and his wife, Silda, are still a couple, but he admitted last month that she would not be joining him on the campaign trail.

The New York Post previously reported that the two were not living together and that Silda has been telling close friends that she plans to divorce Spitzer after the election.

The city comptroller candidate has not commented on the divorce rumors.

He said on Thursday that he will focus on what the public cares about, which is not his personal life.

“The public frankly is a lot smarter in this regard than some folks in the media,” he said.

When a reporter gave Spitzer another chance to “reject” the rumors Thursday, he replied, “I have said everything we’re going to say about this.”


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