the passage of things

Madam Kristin Davis on the Anniversary Eve of Spitzer’s Downfall

March 13 marks the one-year anniversary of Eliot Spitzer’s prostitution-prompted resignation; today, he says he’s glad to be much more focused on his family. We spoke to Kristin Davis, the Manhattan madam who once called Spitzer a client.

Eliot Spitzer was a client of ours for years. By and large, he liked slender but busty girls; he preferred a collegiate with a C cup. He used us consistently in 2005 and 2006, a couple times a week. If he was with someone he really liked, he would see her until that relationship would end, and he would move onto somebody else. He was a very good regular client, but there were many complaints. The girls referred to him as aggressive and pushy. I blacklisted Spitzer in 2006. He found us again in 2007.

Spitzer came to our apartments or the girl’s apartment. For special clients like him, depending on my mood at the time, I would let them use a converted room in my apartment. Spitzer once said, ‘Don’t you have any place nicer? More private?’ So I let him come to my apartment many times. Sometimes I was in my bedroom next door while he was with a girl. Spitzer would come out afterwards and say good-bye; we’d talk.

He was usually never with a girl for more than three hours. He was one of the clients that I based more on girl quality than what he could pay. He used us so much he was very aware of how the agency worked. We were both very up-front; he’d tell me, ‘look, this is what I want.’ We charged him at least $800 per hour, on average $1,100. He was always picky. And more when he used my apartment — we would up his price here and there as an inconvenience fee to me.

I interviewed Ashley Dupré once, but I didn’t hire her. I had a girl that looked very similar to her, and I didn’t want to take away the business from that girl. And Ashley wanted to go out with a much higher rate than I could get for her at that time.”

Madam Kristin Davis on the Anniversary Eve of Spitzer’s Downfall