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Monday, May 26, 2008


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Sunday, May 18, 2008

New Pictures of Ashley Dupre

Headed back to work, Kristen?

Here's high-priced hooker Ashley Alexandra Dupre - dressed to impress and maybe do even more in her first public photo since the 23-year-old brought down Gov. Eliot Spitzer's political career with a Washington hotel romp.
In her sexy, see-through top, tight-fitting leather skirt and Fendi belt and buckle that retails for $632, the pulchritudinous prostitute looked worth every bit the $4,300 that Spitzer coughed up for their assignation in February.

She carried a luxurious, $495 Louis Vuitton wallet.

But the tart's mode of transportation yesterday morning was not befitting her once high-flying lifestyle.

Having ditched her pricey Flatiron apartment and apparently now living with her mom and stepdad in their Victorian home in Wall, NJ, Dupre drove a subcompact car to the nearby neighborhood of Lincroft. There, she hopped a decidedly inglorious 9 a.m. bus for an hour-long ride to Manhattan's seedy Port Authority Bus Terminal.

She freaked out when a Post reporter and photographer approached her at the terminal, refusing to answer questions.

Dupre quickly hailed a taxi, and then was dropped off at a Flatiron District building, where she ducked inside.

The building is just several blocks from her old digs in a $4,000-per-month apartment, which she gave up soon after the bombshell revelation two months ago that Spitzer had hired her through the Emperors Club VIP escort service.

Spitzer resigned as governor days after he was outed as being "Client-9" - the eager john who asked that Dupre, the call girl he knew as "Kristen," be sent on an Amtrak train from New York to Washington, where he was awaiting her at the Mayflower Hotel.

Yesterday, Temeka Lewis, the booker for the Emperors Club who had dispatched Dupre to that fateful job, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to money-laundering and prostitution charges with the understanding that she will help prosecutors in their ongoing investigation into the married Spitzer.

Dupre has retained a high-powered lawyer to represent her as a cooperating witness.

Principal figures in prostitution probe that snared Spitzer

Principal figures in the prostitution probe that snared former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer:

_ Temeka Rachelle Lewis, 32, of Brooklyn: Accused of booking dates for Emperor's Club prostitutes including a Feb. 13 tryst between a call girl and john identified in court papers as Client 9, later revealed to be Spitzer. Pleaded guilty Wednesday to promoting prostitution and money laundering. The University of Virginia graduate has agreed to cooperate in the probe.

_ Mark Brener, 62, of Cliffside Park, N.J.: Accused of running the ring. A native of Israel and former financial consultant, Brener has lived in the U.S. for 20 years. Prosecutors say he recruited the prostitutes and marketed the club. When authorities raided his apartment, they found $600,000 in a safe. Has pleaded not guilty to prostitution conspiracy and money laundering.

_ Cecil Suwal, 23, of Cliffside Park, N.J.: Graduate of the prestigious Blair Academy prep school in New Jersey, where she ran cross-country. Prosecutors say Suwal, who briefly attended the University of Miami before moving in with Brener, handled the club's day-to-day operations, controlled the escort service's bank accounts, supervised the booking agents and received applications from prospective prostitutes. Pleaded not guilty to prostitution conspiracy and money laundering.

_ Tanya Hollander, 36, of Rhinebeck, N.Y.: Accused of being a booking agent for the club. Hollander's boyfriend said the SUNY Binghamton graduate took the job to earn money to build a business as a holistic health counselor. Pleaded not guilty to promoting prostitution and money laundering.

_ Ashley Alexandra Dupre, 23: Identified in court papers as the call girl named Kristen who met with Spitzer on Feb. 13 at Washington's Mayflower Hotel. A native of Beachwood, N.J., the high-school dropout and aspiring singer has not been charged. Last month, Dupre sued the founder of "Girls Gone Wild" for $10 million, claiming she was only 17 _ legally under age _ when she agreed to appear on a racy spring break video in 2003.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Criminal cases associated with Spitzer scandal may end with guilty pleas

Guilty pleas in the federal prostitution case that led to former Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s downfall are imminent, with some possible Wednesday, according to a legal source familiar with the case.

The source, who didn’t want to be identified because of the evolving nature of the investigation, said that by next Wednesday all of the four pending criminal cases should be wrapped up.

The four people arrested in March and accused of being part of an international call girl ring that supplied women to Spitzer and other customers have been in plea negotiations with prosecutors since that time, according to court records and defense attorneys familiar with the case.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan declined to comment Tuesday.

It was still unclear whether Spitzer himself would face any charges. He was identified as "Client 9" of the prostitution ring in the initial criminal complaint filed in the case on March 5. Spitzer’s alleged use of the New York-area prostitution services in Washington could violate the federal Mann Act, which bars interstate transportation for prostitution. He also is reportedly being investigated for other possible offenses.

The man officials say is the leader of the sex ring, Mark Brener, 62, has been in jail since March. His defense attorney, Murray Richman, said yesterday that he and federal prosecutors were working on a plea.

"We are moving forward to a disposition," said Richman, adding that any plea deal wouldn’t require Brener to cooperate with the continuing investigation. Brener probably will have to plead guilty to a money laundering offense.

Attorneys for three others charged with prostitution-related offenses in the case - Temeka Rachelle Lewis, 32, Cecil Suwal, 23, and Tanya Hollander, 36, - didn’t return telephone calls and e-mails seeking comment.

The alleged prostitute involved with Spitzer, Ashley Alexandra Dupre, has not been charged in the case and has cooperated with authorities.

Court records on file in federal court in Manhattan show that prosecutors have been given a number of extensions of the normal 30-day period in which to seek an indictment. That time period is 10 days in the case of a jailed defendant like Brener.

From the time the case first broke in March, there has been speculation about Spitzer’s legal fate in the case. But attorneys representing some of the women who worked for the prostitution ring said that aside from being shown a photograph of the former governor, who resigned March 12, their clients have not been asked any significant questions about him.

Brandy Bergman, a spokeswoman for Spitzer, declined to comment about the case Tuesday.

Legal experts note that federal prosecutors generally have five years to seek an indictment so they wouldn’t have to rush to bring a case against Spitzer. But the experts also note that federal prosecutors rarely bring Mann Act cases against customers of interstate prostitution rings.

Still, Spitzer has reportedly been under investigation to see whether he used any state campaign funds to finance out-of-town trips and hotel stays in which he met with prostitutes.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Plea bargain in Ashley Dupre, Eliot Spitzer hooker case

The appointment maker for the escort service former New York governor Eliot Spitzer was involved with is expected to cop a guilty plea.
Lewis could provide testimony that could lead to criminal charges against Spitzer.

Ashley Alexandra Dupre was the other woman named in the Eliot Spitzer scandal.

NEW YORK (UPI) -- Sources say a guilty plea is expected from a woman reportedly involved with a high-priced escort service allegedly linked to former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

People familiar with the case told The New York Times that Temeka Lewis, thought to have made appointments for the escort service, is expected to plead guilty to a couple of conspiracy counts in Manhattan federal court.

Lewis's would be the first guilty plea in the case, which led to Spitzer's resignation March 12. Lewis's job was allegedly to book appointments for the women who worked for Emperor's Club V.I.P. Prosecutors said she arranged the alleged February liaison between Spitzer and a prostitute in Washington that was monitored by the FBI.

A defense lawyer not involved in the case told the Times that if Lewis struck a plea deal, she could provide testimony that could lead to criminal charges against Spitzer.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Ashley Dupre Critical over music Industry

Ashley Alexandra Dupre, the comely young call girl who was caught up in a scandal involving ex-New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has posted new video on her MySpace Web page that disses the music industry. Dupre has been unseen and unheard from since her brief New York Times interview following the scandal. But in recently weeks, she has been reaching out in limited ways. The video by an unnamed male criticizes the music industry for its hypocritical reaction to her desire to become a singer.

The Ashley apologist in the video, which looks professionally produced, lampoons the “high-minded hand wringing from the music industry” over whether Dupre is worthy of a record deal. It specifically refers to, if not by name by title, to Capitol Records Senior A&R Director Chris Anokute,. “See if you can catch the reason why it sounds good and absolutely makes no sense. Here’s the full quote:

"I think her song is absolutely terrible. If people are interested in signing her, then they shouldn't be in the music business. It'd be a shame to exploit her talent based on the unacceptable reality that she was involved in. Most importantly, it destroyed multiple families. I don't think the scandal will help her at all. In fact, I think the public is a bit smarter than we think they are. Even though she's had over a million hits on her MySpace, I think people are just going there to see her pictures and laugh at her attempt to pursue a music career."

The video commentator responds by questioning how Dupre’s background compares to prominent rap artists. “Almost every record deal you gave out to every rapper in the last 15 years was based on the scandalous details of their criminal pasts, an “unacceptable reality that involves selling crack and shooting people,” he scolds. “The answer should be obvious,” the video continues, “but it’s not because this country has so many weird puritanical hang ups about sex.”

“The way we are so quick to pass judgment on Ashley Dupre says a lot more about our issues than it does her issues,” it adds. “More power to her. I just hope she doesn’t regret giving up the moral high ground after getting involved in this music business.”

The video is posted on YouTube. It’s unknown whether she was involved in the production, or it just caught her fancy. The male commentator is not named

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Ashley Dupre searching for the Celebrity Life in Local club

Eliot Spitzer's favorite hooker, Ashley Dupre, threw herself a small 23rd birthday party Wednesday night at the posh Chelsea club Marquee.

The former lady of the evening and a group of male and female friends hoped to stay out of the spotlight as they toasted her birth. She even snuck past doormen unnoticed in a hoodie.

But once inside, she became the center of attention. An insider told Page Six that, although Dupre tried to "stay inconspicuous," she turned heads with a sweatshirt "three sizes too small, and also, her boobs were popping out."

She was getting the stares of male partygoers who apparently didn't know the merchandise was worth $4,300 a night, witnesses said.

Her appearance there marked Dupre's first confirmed club visit since the scandal that brought down the former governor, who knew her as "Kristen."

Apparenty, Ashley Dupre couldn't seem to make up her mind about wanting attention - alternately hiding behind her hoodie and getting up on the back of her banquette and waving her arms.

She was very happy to be out, that's what everyone was saying around her. Another witness said she was drinking tequila - "It was like truth serum. She talked about Spitzer. She was pretty open."

Before hitting Marquee, Dupree dined with pals at Café Cortadito on East Third Street.

Born Ashley Youmans on April 30, 1985, in New Jersey, Dupre would eventually come to the city where she allegedly funded a high-flying lifestyle with work in the oldest profession.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Does Ashley Dupre have a Case against Girls Gone Wild

Ashley Alexander Dupre, the 22-year-old call girl linked to former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, filed a lawsuit against Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis on Monday for $10 million. Dupre claims that Francis exploited her name and image in advertisements for his video series, and that although she signed consent forms before posing before Girls Gone Wild’s cameras while on spring break in Florida in 2003, she was drunk, only 17-years-old, and should not have been bound to the contracts.

What the commentators said
Is Ashley Dupre really claiming to be “a victim”? said Sean Hackbarth in the blog The American Mind. She “knew all about Girls Gone Wild when she strutted her stuff for them.” It seems obvious “she’s trying to get more than the $1 million” that “slime ball” Joe Francis offered her to pose in his new magazine. “If we’re lucky, when both Dupre and Francis go to court, one of Florida’s famed sinkholes will swallow them both up, never to be heard from again.”

Dupre’s suit “sounds exactly like the one other girls filed against Francis, which landed him in jail,” said the blog Hollywood Grind. But this time, “Francis made sure everything was legal before using the Ashley images and footage. Now Ashley will have to prove her claim in court, which won’t be easy since she herself committed fraud by lying about her age, and is a known prostitute.”

“Is there no honor among oversexed, drunken teenage girls?” said Howard Gensler in the Philadelphia Daily News. “To think that when she was a teen looking to catch some rays and an STD during Spring Break,” Francis “let her sleep on his bus. And this is the thanks he gets? “Yes, she was old enough to strip nekkid and frolic for the camera, but she was not old enough to give herself permission. And if she really was 17, Francis may have another problem.”

Miami: Ashley Alexandra Dupre, the call girl in the Emperors Club VIP prostitution ring that banged and demolished the New York's former governor Elliot Spitzer, had agreed to be filmed in 2003, revealed the video released Tuesday by founder of "Girls Gone Wild" – Joe Francis.

The video was released one day after "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis and his companies were sued for $10 million in Miami federal court by Ashley Alexandra Dupre. Spitzer’s high priced prostitute on Monday claimed that she was just 17 at the time when she was filmed nude; she was too young to sign a binding contract. Dupre, who is 22 now, accused Francis of exploiting her image and name on various Internet sites.

In the video released in self-defense, Ashley Dupre appears covered by a terrycloth towel and gives her name as Amber Arpaio to an unseen questioner, who asks if she is 18.

"Yes I am," Dupre answers in a strong Southern accent.

The questioner asks, "Do you know what 'Girls Gone Wild' is?"

"Yes I do," she replies with a laugh.

The questioner asks, "Can I use this on 'Girls Gone Wild'?"

"Of course you can," Dupre answers.

The video released by Joe Francis also shows a New Jersey driver's license with the Amber Arpaio name and a birth date that shows that she was in her 20s at that time. The lawyer and public relations firm representing Dupre did not immediately return telephone calls and e-mails seeking comment.

In her lawsuit, Dupre stated that she was on spring break in Miami Beach in 2003 when she was approached by "Girls Gone Wild" producers, given alcoholic drinks and then signed a release agreeing to appear. The series depicted her nude in various provocative poses or topless, often in such party locations as Mardi Gras or spring break beach towns.

In his defense, Francis stated that Dupre was on the "Girls Gone Wild" bus for a week and made seven full-length videos. He said the video of her agreement to appear is proof that her lawsuit has no merit.

In a written statement, Francis said, "It is incomprehensible that Ms. Dupre could claim she did not give her consent to be filmed by `Girls Gone Wild', when in fact we have a videotape of her giving consent, while showing her identification.”

After the Spitzer scandal, Francis made a public $1 million offer for Dupre to appear in one of his videos and go on a promotional tour, but he repealed the offer when he came to know that he already had footage of Dupre filmed in 2003.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Ashley gets a new job with Girls Gone Wild which pays 1 Million Dollars

Ashley Dupre, Eliot Spitzer's high-priced hooker, sure has landed in a pool of money courtesy her media frenzy appearance. The producer of "Girls Gone Wild" has offered a cool 1 million dollars in the lap of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer's favorite hooker. The news comes few days later after it was revealed that Dupre slapped Spitzer with a 10 million dollars suit.

"She should keep in mind, it's considerably more than the Governor of New York paid her, and our activities aren't illegal," the New York Daily quoted Francis, the producer of the series, as saying. Francis said Ashley Alexandra Dupre has 'zero' chance of winning her lawsuit, adding that his offer was not a ploy to get her to drop the suit.

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Instead, Francis said he's offering the aspiring songstress 1 million dollars to host and to promote various Girls Gone Wild events. Dupre sued Spitzer in March for allegedly getting her drunk and "tricking" her into disrobing for the camera during a 2003 vacation in Florida and then using the footage in a video series without her permission.

"It is incomprehensible that Dupre could claim she did not give her consent to be filmed by 'Girls Gone Wild,' when in fact we have videotape of her giving consent, while showing her identification," Francis said. "She's seeking 10 million dollars for topless photos taken in front of a room full of people, including... multiple crews we had in the room. These images were taken in public places and contain no sexual contact," Francis added.

The Girls Gone Wild franchise, created by Joseph R. Francis, is a series by the production company Mantra Films, Inc. Girls Gone Wild videos usually involve a camera crew patrolling a party-heavy area frequented by young adults in search of attractive young women who agree to expose their bodies for the camera, usually in exchange for a tank top and sometimes short pants.

This involves exposure of breasts and/or buttocks and genitals, sometimes further removal of clothing, and sometimes the camera crew following a group of girls back to a hotel or other location and taping them engaging in additional sexual activities/intercourse.