Alleged Spitzer Trystmate: Can You Handle Me?

By Justin Rood

Mar 12, 2008 10:20pm

Here’s a piece of irony too obvious not to note: the woman identified as New York governor Eliot Spitzer’s favored prostitute recorded an R&B song with suggestive lyrics, including the rhetorical inquiry, "Can you handle me?"

Spitzer’s answer, it would seem, is no.

The 22-year-old New Jersey native whose attentions led the governor of New York to forsake his political career is an aspiring pop songstress, it turns out, with an ear for unvarnished sexual suggestiveness.

"I know what you want/You got what I want," croons Ashley Alexandra Dupre, a.k.a. "Kristen" of the now-defunct Emperor Club VIP prostitution ring, on her online single, "What We Want."  "I know what you need/Can you handle me?"

The single is available for 78 cents from music site  That’s a small price to pay for three and a half minutes of Dupre, whose legal name is Ashley DiPietro. Just ask the governor, who announced today he is resigning effective March 17 over the scandal.

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