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Eliot Spitzer Launches His Comeback

Client 9 to face old madam in 'funnest' run for NYC comptroller

(Newser) - Five years after a prostitution scandal forced him out of office , Eliot Spitzer is ready to face voters again—and, just like Anthony Weiner, he's chosen New York City for his political comeback. The former governor is running for city comptroller and says, "I'm hopeful there will... More »

Manhattan Cops Hook 'Uptown Madam'

Anna Gristina boasted she made millions in Upper East Side set up: investigators

(Newser) - An uptown madam and mom of four is behind bars after earning millions running a tony brothel out of an Upper East Side apartment, according to Manhattan prosecutors. Anna Gristina, 44, was busted after investigators amassed up to 100 hours of audio and video tape as they staked out the... More »

NY Madam Forced Korean Women Into Sex Slavery

Told them they'd work in a nail salon

(Newser) - A Queens woman allegedly lived the high life in a million-dollar mansion while farming out unsuspecting Korean immigrants as sex slaves to Long Island massage parlors. Jin Hua Cui, 44, lured the women by placing ads in Korean-language newspapers saying she was hiring for a nail salon. Instead they wound... More »

16 Women Entangled in Sex Scandals

It might usually be the men...but not always

(Newser) - Nikki Haley’s rumored affair with a blogger got the Daily Beast thinking about why it is that women get caught up in fewer sex scandals than men. That doesn’t mean, however, they're never tabloid bait. Sixteen of the juiciest:
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Ex-Madam: If Spitzer Runs, So Do I

Eliot Spitzer's competition for comptroller could be Kristin Davis

(Newser) - If Eliot Spitzer enters the New York comptroller race, he'll have more than voters to worry about: His former madam is gunning for him. Kristin Davis challenged Spitzer, aka Client 9, to a duel in the primaries via her blog . “It's ludicrous that Spitzer would even consider running for... More »

Spitzer to Give Ethics Lecture at Harvard

Former madam slams university's decision

(Newser) - A Harvard University ethics center is hosting a lecture by none other than Eliot Spitzer tomorrow. The disgraced governor will speak about when it's right for the government to intervene in the markets. Despite the intellectual theme, his former madam tells the Daily News that Spitzer is a "man... More »

Spitzer Madam: I Supplied A-Rod With Hookers

Slugger was 'hot as hell,' says ex-madam

(Newser) - Move over, Madonna. The former madam who helped keep disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer happy also supplied hookers to Yankees slugger and sometime Madonna boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, she tells the New York Daily News. She even dated A-Rod herself, and found him "hot as hell," says Kristin Davis.... More »

Busted Teen 'Madam' Rips Pimp Charges

Ariz. 16-year-old denies running ring, says she was only a follower

(Newser) - A 16-year-old girl charged with running a child prostitution ring calls the charges "ridiculous," the Arizona Republic reports. The girl and a pal were the madams of a ring that recruited girls as young as 14 to have sex for money, according to Phoenix police. "We have... More »

Spitzer Got 'Too Rough' During Sex: Madam

And was 'real weasel' about not using condoms: book

(Newser) - Ouch. Bounced New York Gov. Eliot Sptizer was "rough and too aggressive" during sex and a "real weasel" about not using condoms, Manhattan madam Kristin Davis spills in her tell-all book online, the Daily News reports. The guv was "good for a call at least once a... More »

Spitzer Madam Gets 6 Months

Teary Cecil Suwal asked judge for mercy

(Newser) - The 24-year-old who ran the call-girl ring that brought down Eliot Spitzer will serve 6 months in prison, the New York Daily News reports. Cecil Suwal of New York, who has pleaded guilty to money laundering and conspiring to promote prostitution, wept as she asked the judge for mercy. "... More »

Campy Documentarians Focus on Fleiss

Pair talks of fame, and falling out with the Hollywood madam

(Newser) - The makers of such revelatory documentaries as Inside Deep Throat and The Eyes of Tammy Faye have a new film in the works, about Heidi Fleiss’ bid to open an all-male brothel in the Nevada desert, W reports. Fleiss, who had a falling out with directors Fenton Bailey and Randy... More »

Spitzer Madam Pleads Guilty in 'Disgusting' Operation

Plea deal could land 23-year-old up to 27 months in jail

(Newser) - The woman who managed the prostitution ring that brought down New York governor Eliot Spitzer copped a plea yesterday in federal court, the AP reports. Cecil Suwal, 23, giggled and cried during a Manhattan hearing at which she pleaded guilty to money-laundering and promoting prostitution at the Emperors Club VIP... More »

Spitzer's Sex Ring Run by Unlikely Madams

Emperor's Club's pimp, madams were well-educated novices

(Newser) - The prostitution ring that Eliot Spitzer patronized had at its center an unlikely quartet: a 62-year-old former tax specialist and three highly educated women, one only 23 years old. All four have pleaded not guilty to a host of charges, including prostitution, in federal court. The New York Times investigates... More »

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