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Disgraced Ex-New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer Denies Choking Woman

February 15, 2016

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In 2013, Spitzer ran for New York City comptroller but lost.Photograph by Andrew Burton—Getty Images

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By Jonathan Dienst / NBC News

Authorities are investigating allegations that disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer assaulted a woman at a Manhattan hotel, sources told NBC News. A spokeswoman for Spitzer denied the report.

Spitzer, who resigned from office in 2008 following revelations of his involvement in a prostitution ring, is accused of choking a woman in her mid-20s at the Plaza Hotel, the sources said. They said there may be video of Spitzer going up to the hotel with the woman.

Spitzer has not been charged.