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Prostitute Apologizes to Family

November 20th, 2008 4 comments

The Prostitute in the former New York Governor Elliot Spitzers scandal case apologizes to Spitzers wife.  The scandal swept across the country while I was living in New York.

The Boston Herald is reporting that she is using the publicity for fame credit. But in here interview with People Magazine it appears to me that she was more trying to clear her name and apologize to Mrs. Spitzer and CNN.com gave more details and objective reporting of the situation and the interviews.

Prostitute to Spitzer’s wife: ‘I’m sorry’

Story Highlights

  • Dupre’s message to Silda Wall Spitzer: “I’m sorry for your pain”
  • She says she was stricken by the pained expression on Silda Wall Spitzer’s face
  • Dupre, 23, said Spitzer was polite and businesslike when they met

NEW YORK (AP) — The prostitute at the center of the scandal that brought down former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has apologized to his wife.

Ashley Alexandra Dupre also sat down with Diane Sawyer for an ABC "20/20" segment to be aired Friday.Ashley Alexandra Dupre also sat down with Diane Sawyer for an ABC “20/20” segment to be aired Friday.

Ashley Alexandra Dupre tells People magazine that the FBI informed her in early March that it was investigating one of her clients. A few days later, she found out which client when she recognized Spitzer on TV — resigning.

That was March 12, after revelations Spitzer had used Emperors Club VIP, where Dupre worked.

She says she was stricken by the pained expression on Silda Wall Spitzer’s face.

“I try not to revisit that place too often, but when I think about his speech, I think of her face, her eyes, the hurt,” Dupre said.

Her message to Silda Wall Spitzer: “I’m sorry for your pain.”

Dupre, 23, said Spitzer was polite and businesslike when they met. “Some guys, they want to have conversations and really get to know each other. With him, it clearly was not like that,” she said. “It was more of a transaction. Strictly business.”

Dupre, who was known then as Kristen, said she practiced safe sex with all her clients, including Spitzer. On her attorney’s advice, she would not elaborate on their liaison, or say whether Spitzer visited her more than once. She did say that he dressed casually and she did not see his security detail.

Dupre also sat down with Diane Sawyer for an ABC “20/20” segment to be aired Friday. In that interview, ABC said, she describes how an “upper middle-class, girl next door got into the profession and the psychological journey she continues to experience.”

Four people have pleaded guilty to running the prostitution operation. Last week, federal prosecutors said they wouldn’t bring criminal charges against Spitzer.

Dupre, 23, envisions a future for herself in music, fashion and “writing books” — but not prostitution. “Never again.”

Home at Last

May 2nd, 2008 2 comments

I am home at last. After a three days and a some what leisurely drive I made it 1,000 miles. I made several stops and was in no big hurry.

When I initially set out I was going to drive all 16 hours! I quickly learned that was a good plan. I made it as far as Hershey, PA were I spent the better part of Wednesday touring the Hershey sites. Sometime during the afternoon I set out to complete the rest of the trip. I made it as far as Roanoke, VA before I could go no further! I wasn’t going to let a 16 hour drive drag out for a fourth day. So, I made the bulk and rest of the trip today.

I learned several things on this trip. I realized I probably wouldn’t make a good over-the-road truck driver and I don’t know how my parents ever took us on road trips. I remember as a kid driving from Alabama to the Grand Canyon. That must have been torture.

I made it home safe and in one piece. The roads are safer and the local economies between Jersey City, NJ and Birmingham, AL should be stimulated. I think I stopped and bought candy and burger king in every city in-between. So as I made a tradition with my previous post I leave you with a little coming home music.

Go Ahead Turn it up now!

The Journey Begins Tomorrow

April 29th, 2008 No comments

I made my announcement and I am making it official my journey begins tomorrow. I have a few things to tie up in New York and then I’m on the road again.

You can see my planned route below.

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The last couple of post I have made have included some relevant Music Video. In a accordance to tradition take us On The Road Again Mr. Willie.

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Momma I’m Coming home

April 26th, 2008 No comments

After much deliberation and being away for almost 8 years – I’m coming home. My journey started with college in 2000. My adventures lead me to hang my hat in Auburn, Pittsburgh, Portland, DC, and finally New York. In between I rested my hat in so many places that this post doesn’t have room for. I have met many people and made lifelong friends. To my dear friends, this decision is not to leave you but to take you with me. Perhaps not in the physical sense but in my heart. I love you and may not be able to say a proper good bye to many of you as I will be making my way back south in the next week or so. For those of you in the south this will bring us closer.

As nothing seems to be permanent with me, consider this a regroup and staging for my next adventure. I don’t know what, when, or where that will be. I made my decision because of a few reasons. 1. Family. My family is in Alabama and I realize that they are the most important people to me. 2. Health. Too many restaurants and late nights has taken a toll on me.

The current plan is to pack up and move back within the next few days. I will seek out work in Birmingham for a while and see were life takes me.

The title of this post reminds me of a little song by Ozzy Osborne.