New York Daily News

Add drugs to sex, say call girl pals

- BY SEAN EVANS and JONATHAN LEMIRE DAILY NEWS WRITERS With Joe Gould and Mike Jaccarino jlemire@nydailynew­

ELIOT SPITZER’S high-priced hooker dove into a life of partying and drugs in the weeks before she was outed as his $1,000-an-hour prostitute, her friends said yesterday.

Ashley Alexandra Dupré, 22, admitted on her MySpace page that she used drugs but insisted she had stopped — a claim several of her friends now say is a lie.

“Yes, I have seen her do cocaine,” said one of her friends, who asked not to be identified. “It was actually really hard to talk to her during the night be- cause she was . . . on coke.”

“I’d watch her go through multiple bags [of cocaine] in a single evening,” said another friend who met Dupré at a nightclub. “She’d lock herself in a stall in the bathroom and snort away.”

Dupré — who apparently tattooed herself with reminders not to abuse drugs — used the name Kristen for her work as a call girl for the Emperors Club VIP prostituti­on ring that sent her to Spitzer’sWashingto­n hotel room.

Pals said Dupré’s drug use intensifie­d in recent weeks and she even sought out a friend for advice just days before the Spitzer scandal broke.

Dupré began selling herself for money at the age of 19 after she met Jason Itzler, the self-proclaimed “King of All Pimps,” he has said.

On the nights she wasn’t with a wealthy john, she partied at the city’s exclusive clubs, often on the arms of rich businessme­n promoters.

“When I met her, [Ashley] seemed like a very determined girl, but I think she wanted to be


party a woman too fast,” said Christophe­r Malta, who once worked with Dupré at the Chelsea club Viscaya. “She was in the city and seeing everything that was going on, and she wanted a piece of it.”

Dupré was a waitress at Viscaya in 2004, earning about $800 a night, Malta said. She kept her true profession a secret from most, but had no qualms about flaunting her admirers.

“I remember one night she had three Ferraris lined up in front of the club, and they were all rich guys she knew,” Malta said. “They would come up to her and ask, ‘When are you going to let me take you away?’ and she would blow them off.”

She remained out of sight yesterday.

Dupré’s grandfathe­r, however, seemed resigned to her worldwide notoriety.

“Nothing I can do about it,” said Peter Capalbo in Lakewood, N.J. “What’s she’s done, she’s done.”

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