Ashley Dupre Moving On From 'Many Mistakes'

Ex-call girl gives first TV interview since Spitzer sex scandal
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2008 9:58 AM CST

(Newser) – Ashley Dupre presented herself in a primetime interview last night as a normal girl who made some misguided decisions. The woman whose tryst with Eliot Spitzer wrecked his career told ABC's Diane Sawyer she drifted into the escort business as a "naive" and "careless" 19-year-old, just 2 years after ditching high school and moving out on her own. She chalks up part of her trouble to growing up without a dad. "I felt like I missed something," she said. "To have a certain level of respect for yourself."

"You don't mean to make those choices, but you're put in a situation and, you know, you have an opportunity to do it," said Dupre, who now wants a music career—and a more normal life. "The media thinks that I'm this crazy partyer," she said. "I would love nothing more than to sit at home and watch a movie."