The Manhattan district attorney, Cy Vance, has moved to recuse himself from the criminal investigation into (now apparently recanted) allegations that former Governor Eliot Spitzer assaulted a 26-year-old woman he was with at the Plaza Hotel Saturday, the New York Times reports. The investigation has reached a “standstill,” police said.
This weekend NYPD officers discovered a bloody scene inside disgraced former New York governor Eliot Spitzer’s hotel room at the famed Plaza Hotel, where the politician allegedly choked his 25-year-old girlfriend. The argument, officials say, may have started because the woman indicated she wanted to end the relationship.
Today the Times got a quick look at the tax returns of Eliot Spitzer, the rich, disgraced former governor of New York who is now running for comptroller of New York City. Following pressure from his main opponent, the Lena Dunham-endorsed Scott Stringer, Spitzer invited a Times reporter to inspect the last two years of his and his wife's tax returns.
Eliot Spitzer doesn't waste any time acknowledging the obvious in a new ad supporting his campaign for New York City Comptroller. "Look, I failed. Big time. I hurt a lot of people," he says, without actually using the words "prostitution ring," "Mann Act," or "skirting my own campaign reform laws on a technicality."
Five years after his prostitute-induced fall from grace, Eliot Spitzer is back on the campaign trail. This time, he's got his cold, narrow glare set on the New York City Comptroller's office (the comptroller is the manager of the city's pension funds and a bunch of other financial things, depending on how badly you want to use the office to piss off Michael Bloomberg).
The crowd of reporters outside the Lipstick Building yesterday evening crammed close enough to Eliot Spitzer to spot a patch of salt-and-pepper stubble that the disgraced former governor had missed on the underside of his otherwise clean-shaven chin. Spitzer—who stammered a bit when a passerby yelled “ELIOT, YOUR DATE IS HERE!”—was on his way into a “petitioning party” at building’s ground floor restaurant.
Sputtering rage muppet Keith Olbermann has finally been fired from Al Gore's Current TV, Brian Stelter reports. He spent less than a year at the network, which took him on after he was similarly canned by MSNBC in 2011, and won't make a goodbye statement. In a hilariously bitchy "letter to viewers," Current writes: