Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer apparently grossly overpaid for prostitution Services provided by Ashley Alexandre Dupre, according to the 2007 New York Prostitution Index.
The index is compiled yearly by users of brothels and other prostitution services for the purpose of providing customers or "johns" the going rates for normal sex, oral sex, fantasies, fetishes and perversions.
It would appear Spitzer paid over $5,000 per encounter for "normal" sex with Ms Dupre. The index clearly states " the price for normal vaginal intercourse using a high-end prostitute should not exceed $2,300 for one to four hours of intimacy". This would indicate that Spitzer overpaid by at least $2,700 per encounter.
Ms Dupre strongly defended her pricing schedule. "My prices included a hotel wiretap prevention program and guaranteed discretion. These things cost extra".
Michele Hirshman, Spitzer's attorney, claimed that the former governor would sue for breach of contract. "Obviously she didn't provide the discretion or they wouldn't have been caught and he'd still be governor", Hirshman claimed.
Many other New York politicians have also had sex with Ms Dupre but they allegedly paid far less and received much more.
"She only charged me $1,800 and that included vaginal intercourse, a spanking AND a blow job", said a New York Congressman who asked not to be named. "You gotta learn how to haggle with these gals!"
Ms Dupre later revealed that she offers special discounts to mobsters and underworld figures but charges more for politicians. She also offers a "sliding scale" for businessmen.