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Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer investigated in alleged assault at Plaza Hotel: NYPD

Posted at 9:16 PM, Feb 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 16:26:29-05

MIDTOWN, Manhattan — Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is being investigated in connection to an alleged assault at a midtown hotel, police say.

Police say the alleged incident happened Saturday night at the Plaza Hotel on Fifth Avenue just south of Central Park. The victim had told police that she was attacked by the disgraced former governor.

Sources tell PIX11 the two had known each other for a while.

PIX11 has reached out to the Plaza Hotel for comment but has not heard back at this time.

A spokeswoman for Spitzer released a statement Sunday saying “there is no truth to the allegation.”

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Spitzer resigned as governor in 2008 after it was revealed he had been using campaign funds to meet prostitutes at hotels.

The disgraced politician and his wife Silda, who had been on the rocks since the scandal, split in 2013 after 26 years of marriage.

Spitzer tried to run for New York City’s comptroller position but was unsuccessful.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.