Spitzer Flap Frees Sawyer's Hooker Special
Prostitution show, stalled for 2 years, to air this week
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2008 4:05 PM CDT
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer speaks at Purchase College's 40th Anniversary Gala at Millennium Broadway Hotel, on Monday, Nov. 12, 2007 in New York.    (AP Photo/Gary He)
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(Newser) – A Diane Sawyer special about sex workers will air this week after 2 years on the shelf, Rush & Molloy report in the New York Daily News, and the ABC newshound can thank Eliot Spitzer. Previously considered too sensational for prime time, the show is now closer to "ripped from the headlines." It highlights legal brothels like Nevada's Moonlite Bunny Ranch, where Sawyer "really hit it off with all my girls," the owner says.

"Prostitution in America: Working Girls Speak" will air Friday on "20/20." Meanwhile, the brothel owner says he's offered Spitzer call girl Ashley Alexandra Dupre $250,000 to work for him—and will let the ex-governor visit free. "She'll be there for him, whenever he wants!" said Dennis Hof. And, wise to rumors about Spitzer's proclivities, he warns that a condom is mandatory.