Former governor (and Martin O’Malley donor) Eliot Spitzer is reportedly under investigation by the NYPD after being accused of choking a woman he was with in a room at Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel. From the New York Post:

Cops rushed to the hotel just south of Central Park after the woman — whose relationship to Spitzer is unclear — phoned 911 and said she was having a breakdown and had slashed her wrists around 8 p.m. Saturday, sources said.

She was taken for medical treatment at Roosevelt Hospital, where she told staffers that Spitzer — who quit as governor over a hooker scandal in 2008 — had choked her, sources said.

Spitzer resigned as New York governor in 2008 after an investigation into suspicious financial transactions revealed that he had paid for sex. (It was hardly his first scandal: a year earlier, he used State Police to monitor a political rival.)

In 2013, he ran and lost for City comptroller; now, he runs the successful real estate development firm built up by his late father. The disgraced governor’s first project with the family business is a $700 million, 856-unit rental development in south Williamsburg. It will have two rooftop pools.

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According to the Post, the woman who accused Spitzer of choking her has recanted, and is not cooperating with law enforcement.


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