Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer used an alias at a Manhattan hospital whereas checking in on the high-priced escort he was accused of choking hours earlier than in February of 2016.
Spitzer, 62, additionally named dropped then-Police Commissioner Bill Bratton to cops who have been investigating the Plaza Hotel incident and claimed that blood discovered within the lodge room after Svetlana Travis-Zakharova slit her wrist was from her menstrual cycle, in line with investigative paperwork that legal professionals for The Post fought to have unsealed.
In the aftermath of the violent encounter, the then 25-year-old lady threatened she would “make it worse than 2008,” for Spitzer, when he resigned as governor after it was revealed he was patronizing one other prostitute, in line with a prolonged textual content message change between the disgraced Democrat and the purported former $5,000-a-night hooker.
The newly unearthed paperwork revealed new particulars on the incident that led Travis-Zakharova to accuse Spitzer of assault, a cost she later recanted. Spitzer claimed she was making an attempt to extort him.
On the afternoon of Feb. 13 2016, Spitzer met Travis-Zakharova “for a drink” in her $1,000-a evening Plaza Hotel suite, in line with a March 15, 2016 preliminary investigation worksheet filed by Sergeant Michael Giuffre.
The then-25-year-old instructed Spitzer she was flying again to Russia the subsequent day and would stay there completely. Spitzer left the Midtown lodge an hour later, however known as her 30 instances over the subsequent three hours, “threatening her and making an attempt to stop her from returning to Russia,” the sergeant wrote.
At 7 p.m. he returned to her room, “grabbed her by her wrists and threw her again on the mattress. While standing over her, the perpetrator positioned his [sic] onto her neck/throat and put stress inflicting her not to have the ability to breathe for at least three (3) seconds,” the report mentioned.
The Russian nationwide then instructed police that in an effort to get out of the room and to “scare” Spitzer, she took a wine glass, broke it and flippantly minimize herself on her wrist.
Shortly after 8 p.m., a 911 name was positioned and the sufferer was taken to a hospital, in line with the report.
“She is on her interval. I simply got here to assist,” Spitzer initially instructed detectives who noticed blood on the wall and door.
“Thanks for coming. She is ok now. We don’t want you anymore,” he mentioned, including “Do I must name Bill?,” a reference to the NYPD’s prime cop, in line with sources.
At 11 p.m. he went to an undisclosed hospital carrying all black and a hat and recognized himself as George, safety footage reviewed by detectives confirmed. Two hours later he known as the hospital to ask about Travis-Zakharova, utilizing the identical pretend identify.
“George Fox” was the identify of a good friend that Spitzer used whereas frequenting prostitutes in 2008, The Post reported. At the time, Spitzer apologized to the man for utilizing the pseudonym.
An unsealed textual content message chain within the aftermath off the incident between Spitzer and Travis-Zakharova confirmed that tensions remained excessive between the 2, as the lady mentioned she was at the police station and was ready to reveal the character of their relationship.
“I be sure your daughters and everybody you’re coping with know who you’re,” Travis-Zakharova texted to Spitzer, whose quantity was saved in her telephone as “Elliot My Love,” screenshots confirmed..
“Can we talk about this like we now have previously?,” Spitzer replied.
“It’s going to be a lot worse than 2008
“AHAHAHAHAHAH let’s talk about how you’ll kill my mom and my canine? How about that,” Travis-Zakharova mentioned.
Why are u doing this? Let’s speak – we had issues labored out so properly,” Spitzer pleaded.
“You should purchase any lawyer and f–king factor I’m not your good friend anymore you messed each little factor, you simply need me to die, it will be higher if I died in California, sure? You wouldn’t need to take care of this now,” she mentioned.
“Have now concept what U imply – I’ve been taking excellent care of U and I’m going to proceed – why disturb this?,” the ex-governor requested.
Travis-Zakharova, who as soon as released audio messages she claimed have been of Spitzer threatening her, and claimed he paid her to “insert intercourse toys into his anal cavity and stroll him across the flooring on all fours with a leash,” later signed a confidential settlement settlement with the “Luv Gov.”
In the July 2016 doc, seen by The Post, Travis-Zakharova agreed to not contact Spitzer and stay tight lipped in regards to the case, or else she would pay him $100,000 — an quantity “reflecting partly each damages Mr. Spitzer has suffered and funds he has beforehand paid to her.” In return, Spitzer agreed to drop his extortion lawsuit towards her.
Travis-Zakharova, who now lives in Russia, pleaded responsible to tried petit larceny Manhattan Supreme Court in Oct. 2017 after she tried to rob one other john to pay hire on a Manhattan condo. She served a short jail sentence.