Spitzer girl comments on MySpace page

Thanks supporters
June 24, 2008 1:39:35 PM PDT
For the first time, the call girl linked to disgraced former Governor Eliot Spitzer is publicly commenting on the sex scandal that forced Spitzer from office.The now 23-year-old Ashley Dupre faced an onslaught of scrutiny after news of her relationship with Spitzer broke last March. She spoke out in a post on her MySpace page.

"Thank you all so much for taking the time to send me a bit of strength and inspiration via e-mail or comment," she wrote. "Your words have touched me, and I thank you for that...with all my heart, I love you guys!!! :)"

She also fired back at her critics, writing, "To all the not-so-kind words, I love you too, because it makes me push myself and want it even more."

Dupre, better known as "Kristen" to the former governor, also apologized for not responding earlier.

"I have not had the time to be on MySpace that much," she wrote. "BUT I have been trying to get on here to approve pending friend requests and catch up on e-mails and comments. Sorry it is taking me so long!!"