Can I be the first to say that the fact that Elliot Spitzer is still in the news is a testament to how much he generally sucks? This dude resigned in 2008 yet here I am, eight years later, writing about him. For context, Spitzer’s scandal happened when I was a freshman in high school. Now I’m a 23-year-old dude with a full-time job. Time is a circle and all that good stuff.
Anyway, Spitzer is back in the news for something good (question mark???) this time: the Russian prostitute, Svetlana Zakharova, who accused Spitzer of abuse, has been arrested for blackmail. Like I said, time is a flat circle.
Svetlana Zakharova, 25, a $5,000 per night Russian prostitute (looks worth it, though), told NYPD detectives that Spitzer, 57, had assaulted her in a $1,000 hotel room in February after she revealed plans to return to Moscow. She then flew to Russia. However, according to NBC New York, when she returned to New York on Monday and was promptly arrested by cops for allegedly trying to blackmail Spitzer out of $50,000. What a classic Russian prostitute move, ya know? American prostitutes will just get you arrested and probably float you some sort of STD… but Russian prostitutes? They’ll extort you for every dime you’ve ever had. F*ckin’ Russia.
Spitzer resigned from his position as governor of New York in 2008 after he was accused of wiring more than $10,000 to an elite escort service. In a lawsuit filed in July, Spitzer had admitted to a relationship with Zakharova. That same lawsuit said Spitzer had paid money to stop Zakharova from making their encounters public, and that her claims of assault were made against him in revenge for him cutting ties with her. Zakharova also faces a charge of second-degree forgery in a separate case after she allegedly signed an $18,000 lease billed to a New Jersey man.
Eight years and one destroyed career later and Spitzer is still making the same mistake that got him here in the first place. Classic E Spitz.
Anyway, Zakharova is super hot so we gathered some of her hottest photos for ya. You can also follow her on Instagram because screw it, why not?