Shamed Luv Gov Eliot Spitzer had his for-hire gal pal use leashes and other sex toys during kinky trysts and then tried to buy her silence, her lawyer says in new court papers.
Spitzer’s blackmailer, 27-year-old escort Svetlana Travis Zakharova, who recently took a plea deal to settle charges she extorted $400,000 from the disgraced pol, revealed the X-rated details in a bid to overturn a gag order in her criminal case.
The prostitute-prone lawmaker’s fetishes involved “paying young girls to insert sex toys into his anal cavity and walk him around the floor on all fours with a leash,” her lawyer Joseph Murray claimed.
Murray pointed to photographs of Travis’ property recovered from the Plaza Hotel after Travis claimed Spitzer choked her in February 2016.
Items recovered from Svetlana Travis Zakharova at the Plaza Hotel in February 2016 are pictured in this court evidence photo.
(Official Court Evidence)
Spitzer was not arrested and the tables were turned on Travis, who left for Russia shortly afterward and later signed a nondisclosure agreement, accepting $100,000 from her wealthy benefactor. She was arrested on grand larceny charges upon her return in October 2016.
“If these facts are embarrassing to Mr. Spitzer and his family then shame on Spitzer for engaging in the conduct in the first place and shame on the Bronx DA for catering to Spitzer by trying to suppress Travis’ right to free speech,” Murray wrote.
Svetlana Travis Zakharova revealed the X-rated details in a bid to overturn a gag order in her criminal case.
(Alec Tabak/for New York Daily News)
The lawyer accused the Bronx District Attorney’s office, which handled the case, of protecting Spitzer and his interests by asking for and insisting on a lasting gag order in Manhattan Supreme Court.
According to the filing, Spitzer became enraged at the hotel on Feb. 13, 2016, after Travis refused his sexual advances. That’s when, Murray claimed, Spitzer assaulted his client.
“What am I paying you for?” he allegedly charged, referring to her as a “Russian whore.”
Murray is still pushing for authorities to charge Spitzer with assault.
Spitzer denies the attack completely.
“These are reprehensible lies by an extortionist,” said Spitzer spokeswoman Lisa Linden. “The record in this case and her guilty plea speak for themselves.”
Spitzer resigned from office in disgrace in March 2008 when it was revealed he was a john in a high-priced prostitution ring.
Source: Ny Daily News