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The shamed former governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer, threatened to knife a patron within the privates at a fancy Midtown eatery for gushing about his longtime foe, philanthropist Kenneth Langone.
Jamie Antolini was eating with potential enterprise companions at Avra Madison Estiatorio on E. 60th St, close to fifth Ave, when he spied the person he acknowledged because the disgraced politician who was outed as “Shopper 9” in a high-priced prostitution ring.
“Spitzer misplaced his thoughts,” Antolini advised the Day by day Information.
“I will f–king stab you with a f–king knife within the c–k,” the 48-year-old recalled Spitzer spewing through the Jan. 2 flap.
Spitzer was strolling by Antolini’s desk when he heard the diner lauding Langone — the billionaire who helped launch Residence Depot — as an “wonderful man.”
“All I mentioned was, ‘Ken Langone would have been one of the best President ever,’” Antolini recalled.
He didn’t dare flip to have a look at Spitzer because the heated spat dragged on for 20 minutes. He gauged the seriousness of the ordeal from the shocked response of fellow friends.
Safety ultimately escorted Spitzer out of the greek restaurant through the Tuesday evening meal.
“I by no means left my seat. When the video tapes come out, it is going to present I sat in my chair with a glass of wine in my hand,” he mentioned.
He felt “bodily threatened” through the confrontation however famous that Spitzer didn’t contact him or brandish a blade.
Antolini didn’t file a police report and the NYPD had no report of the encounter.
“This man’s obtained points, actual issues,” Antolini quipped.
Lisa Linden, a spokeswoman for Spitzer, blamed the restaurant brouhaha on Antolini and mentioned Spitzer was there to have a good time his mom’s 90th birthday.
“The patron persevered in making aggressive remarks, which Mr. Spitzer initially ignored. An argument ensued, however at no time did he make any threats,” she mentioned in an announcement.
An worker who answered the telephone on the restaurant the place the fracas befell declined to remark.
Spitzer was elected governor in 2006 and resigned in March 2008.
Spitzer made headlines once more in 2016, when he was accused of attacking and threatening Russian bombshell Svetlana Travis Zakharova in her Plaza Resort room after she advised him she was returning to her homeland.
Zakharova, 27, was arrested later that 12 months on prices that she blackmailed Spitzer out of practically $400,000 and threatened to disclose their relationship to the media and his household. On Friday, she gave NYPD detectives an 18-second recording of what her lawyer mentioned is the Spitzer berating and threatening her throughout a February 2016 telephone name.
With John Annese