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Eliot Spitzer's prostitution scandal
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer was disgraced in March after the New York Times reported that he had patronized a prostitution service called Emperors Club VIP. Spitzer was linked to a young woman named "Kristen," who was later identified as the 22-year-old Ashley Alexandra Dupré. The news conference where he was joined by his wife, Silda, had powerful imagery, not from him, but from his wife who stood silent in the background.