The police took her to Mount Sinai West, formerly St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Another law enforcement official said she told hospital employees that Spitzer had choked her. The Police Department released an official statement confirming the investigation.
Woman flies to Russia
Kaufmann gave a different version of events. He said Spitzer had heard from the woman last week.
“This is someone that he had a relationship with in the past,” Kaufmann said, though he declined to say how long Spitzer had known her.
She left the hospital on Sunday and flew to Russia as scheduled, Kaufmann said. And on Monday, she sent the email. “I just read the news, I’m so sorry,” she said, offering to send a statement to the police “that my report was all fake.”