Sex Scandal Will Take Down Another NY Governor

David Paterson will resign after New York Times exposé: source

By M. Morris,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 7, 2010 4:45 PM CST

(Newser) – Less than 2 years after extramarital indiscretions cost Eliot Spitzer the job, a sex scandal is about to chase his successor as New York governor out of office. Media circles have been abuzz with reports that the New York Times is working on an exposé involving Paterson's personal life and the hammer is about to come down, a source tells Business Insider.

The Times story—presumably quite the bombshell, given that on Paterson's second day as governor, he acknowledged cheating on his wife—will probably appear tomorrow. Daily News columnist Elizabeth Benjamin reported last week it "will be far worse" than the revelation that followed Paterson's swearing-in.

Then-candidates David Paterson and Eliot Spitzer campaign in Cheektowaga, NY, May 31, 2006. Paterson, the lieutenant governor, succeeded Spitzer as governor March 17, 2008.
Then-candidates David Paterson and Eliot Spitzer campaign in Cheektowaga, NY, May 31, 2006. Paterson, the lieutenant governor, succeeded Spitzer as governor March 17, 2008.   (AP Photo/Doug Benz,File)
New York Gov. David Paterson explains his executive budget proposal during a speech in Albany, N.Y., on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010.
New York Gov. David Paterson explains his executive budget proposal during a speech in Albany, N.Y., on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010.   (AP Photo/Tim Roske)
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