“The victim has indicated that the subject is Eliot Spitzer,” the NYPD says
The NYPD is investigating former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer after a 25-year-old woman alleged that he choked her inside the Plaza Hotel on Saturday.
“The victim has indicated that the subject is Eliot Spitzer,” the New York Police Department said in a statement released on Sunday. “Through an ongoing investigation, we are attempting to further establish the identity of the subject and the nature of the incident.”
Spitzer, who has also held TV gigs at MSNBC, CNN and Current, denied the allegation through spokeswoman Lisa Linden.
“There is no truth to the allegation,” Linden said.
“The former governor has not been charged with any crime. Police have not interviewed Spitzer,” a law enforcement source told CNN.
Spitzer famously resigned as governor amid a prostitution scandal in which he was identified as “Client 9.”
Svetlana Travis called 911 and said she was having a breakdown and had cut her wrist, according to the New York Post.
Cops were then dispatched to the scene and eventually noticed broken glass, bloodstains and clothing on the floor, the Post reports. The paper also says Travis might have already fled to Russia to avoid any drama.
“She’s totally uncooperative and said that she was leaving and did not want to press any charges,” a source told the Post.