NYPD investigates woman's claim of assault by Eliot Spitzer: Source - Metro US

NYPD investigates woman’s claim of assault by Eliot Spitzer: Source


Detectives in New York are investigating a woman’s claim that former Gov. Eliot Spitzer assaulted her at a midtown hotel, a New York law enforcement source said.

Lisa Linden, a spokeswoman for Spitzer, said there was no truth to the allegation.

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Manhattan police are attempting to determine whether Spitzer, who resigned from the governorship during a prostitution scandal in 2008, was involved in the incident, which allegedly occurred on Saturday, the law enforcement source said.

The law enforcement source would not provide details on the nature of the alleged assault. The New York Post said the woman had accused Spitzer of choking her, but Reuters could not independently confirm that report.

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CNN reported that police went to the hotel Saturday after receiving a call about an emotionally disturbed person, citing an unnamed source.

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