Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer enjoyed ‘paying young girls to insert sex toys into his anal cavity and walk him around on all fours with a leash’, explosive court papers reveal.
The $5,000-a-night Russian prostitute Svetlana Travis Zakharova, 27, who recently took a plea deal after extorting Spitzer for $400,000, filed the court papers in an attempt to overturn a gag order, the New York Post reported.
She alleges the disgraced ‘Luv Gov’ likes being walked around on all fours like a dog at the end of a leash and enjoys anal play with sex toys.
The Russian native says she has the First Amendment right to ‘discuss any and all actions or events that she participated in with Spitzer’, despite signing a nondisclosure agreement in 2016.
Former escort Svetlana Travis Zakharova, 27, revealed that disgraced ‘Luv Gov’ Eliot Spitzer allegedly paid young girls to walk him on a leash and use anal toys. Pictured on July 25
Eliot Spitzer resigned in disgrace in 2008 after his role in a prostitution ring was revealed
A court evidence photo shows items recovered from Zakharova in 2016, including a leather leash
‘If these facts are embarrassing to Spitzer and his family then shame on Spitzer for engaging in the conduct in the first place and shame on the Bronx DA for catering to Spitzer by trying to suppress [Zakharova’s] right to free speech,’ the court papers say.
Her lawyer accused the Bronx District Attorney of protecting Spitzer’s interests by enforcing a February 15 gag order because he is a ‘rich, powerful man’.
The papers also contain photographs showing a variety of sex toys, including a leather leash, seized from Zakharova’s possession during a bloody incident with Spitzer.
Zakharova claimed that Spitzer had assaulted and choked her during a heated fight in a $1,000 suite at The Plaza Hotel in February 2016 after she revealed plans to return to Moscow.
The $5,000-a-night Russian prostitute Svetlana Travis Zakharova, 27, who recently took a plea deal after extorting Spitzer for $400,000
Spitzer, who resigned as governor in 2008 after he was accused of wiring more than $10,000 to an elite escort service, had admitted to a ‘relationship’ with Travis in a lawsuit he filed last year. Pictured with girlfriend Roxana Girand on October 24
She alleges that he called her a ‘Russian whore’ and said ‘what am I paying you for?’ when she refused to have sex with him.
The escort and model then went back to her native Russia, hindering the police investigation into the alleged attack. She was arrested after returning to New York.
Spitzer, who resigned as governor in 2008 after he was accused of wiring more than $10,000 to an elite escort service, had admitted to a ‘relationship’ with Travis in a lawsuit he filed last year.
The suit said Spitzer had paid money to stop Zakharova from making their ‘trysts’ public, and that her claims of assault were made against him in revenge for him cutting ties with her.
Zakharova claimed that Spitzer had assaulted and choked her during a heated fight in a $1,000 suite at The Plaza Hotel in February 2016 after she revealed plans to return to Moscow
Zakharova covered her faced and cried in 2016 as she was arraigned on charges of grand larceny by extortion in Manhattan Criminal Court
Spitzer’s representatives told in September that he had withdrawn the claims, ‘without prejudice and without costs to either party as against the other.’
But the closure of that civil suit apparently meant little to the NYPD, which picked up Travis and hit her with the charges.
Spitzer’s suit claimed that Travis had ‘demanded’ a meeting with him on February 13, 2016, during a stopover while travelling from her home in California to Russia.
It said that she ‘became enraged when [he] told her that he did not wish to maintain any relationship with her, that he did not intend to give her more property, and that he intended to end all contact.’
The one-time ‘Sheriff of Wall Street’ was even considered presidential material, and became 57th governor of New York in 2007.
But he was forced to quit the following year after it was reported that he had at least seven meetings with high-end prostitutes over a six-month period and may have spent up to $80,000 on call girls over many years.
FROM RUSSIA TO MANHATTAN: JOURNEY OF A $5K-A-NIGHT CALL GIRL WHO SAYS ‘SEX IS SEX BUT MONEY IS MONEY’
I grew up in central Russia. When I was little, I wanted to be a tour guide and see the world. Then a tour bus came through our town and it was small and stinky with no air conditioning. The tour guide had frizzy hair and sweat stains under her arms. I thought tour guides in the United States probably had it better.
I had the phone number of a Russian woman who had said she would host me. When I arrived at JFK, she told me to take the train to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. I knew about it because in Russian movies it’s a place where you can buy smoked salmon and caviar and nice clothes, and where only people who really achieve can go. I felt lucky.
When I came out of the train station I saw all these ugly people, people in wheelchairs, old people, and the streets were smelly and the people were wearing clothes worse than what people wore in the Soviet Union and the train station was loud and I thought: Fuck, this is not the America that I heard of.
I spent four days there before I met a girl who said I could live with her in Manhattan. When I got there and looked around, I understood the fuss. I understood why all people want to come here.
Infamous as Client 9 of the Emperors Club VIP call-girl ring, he resigned at a public press conference along with his wife Silda, who chose to stand by him.
He then tried to rehabilitate his public image with a stint as a CNN presenter before returning to work for his father, who died last year, leaving him $16million.
An affair with spin doctor Lis Smith in December 2013 is believed to have been the cause of his marriage’s collapse in 2014.
Silda walked away with $7.5million, $240,000-a-year for life, and the couple’s luxury Fifth Avenue apartment.