Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who is trying to make a political comeback and is a candidate for New York City comptroller, would not answer questions about rumors that he is having an “extra-marital affair.”
Spitzer, who resigned from politics five years ago after admitting he regularly had sex with prostitutes, was given three opportunities earlier today at a campaign stop in Brooklyn, N.Y., to defend himself against allegations he has a girlfriend, but instead avoided reporters' questions on the topic.
“I am so tired of the personal attacks and I've answered all those questions,” Spitzer said, according to Mail Online.
Spitzer’s wife Silda stood by him during the scandal, but it has been reported she now plans to leave her husband as soon as the New York election is held in November. The couple also reportedly do not live together.
As the topic of a new affair continued to come up today, Spitzer insisted voters don't care about his personal life.
"We've said everything we can say about that and these are attacks that are coming out of left field and frankly, you know, the public cares about what the public should care about. The public frankly is a lot smarter in this regard than some folks in the media," Spitzer said, according to the New York Post.
At that point, an aide tried to end the impromptu press conference, but the ex-governor took one more question, when a reporter gave him a chance to "reject" the rumors.
"I have said everything we're going to say about this," Spitzer concluded.