Client No. 9 has 86ed his lawsuit.
After quietly suing a former gal-pal over fraud and extortion charges, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer just as quietly dropped the claim.
Spitzer, 57, abandoned the lawsuit against former Russian hooker Svetlana Zakharova Travis just two months after he went to court over her alleged threats to “ruin his life” if he did not meet her demands to shower her with money and cash.
Spitzer, in the lawsuit, accused Travis of contacting one of his daughters via social media to reveal false details of their encounters.
The suit sought unspecified damages for “claims of common law fraud, fraudulent inducement and unjust enrichment.”
But Spitzer apparently decided not to follow through.
“Eliot Spitzer, by and through his attorneys, hereby discontinues the above-entitled action without prejudice and without costs to either party as against the other,” the withdrawal notice says.
The suit also details Spitzer’s version of events regarding a Valentine’s Day clash with Travis in a $1,000-a-night hotel suite at The Plaza.
Spitzer was briefly investigated by the NYPD after the woman called 911 and claimed that Spitzer had choked her.
Spitzer’s suit said that Travis “demanded” the meeting and “became enraged when Mr. Spitzer 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.
“At that time she became extremely emotional, threatened self-harm, and made superficial cuts on her arm. She dialed 911 and said she was having a breakdown and had cut herself. She then called 911 again and sought to cancel her prior call to 911.”
Spitzer’s political career famously imploded in 2008 after he was linked to a prostitution scandal just 14 months into his term as governor and was dubbed the “Luv Gov.”
Before that, he was the state’s hard-charging attorney general, earning the more flattering “Sheriff of Wall Street” nickname.