Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, recently accused of telling a prostitute he’d have her killed, allegedly threatened to stab a man’s penis in a posh Manhattan restaurant, according to reports.
The New York Daily News reports that Spitzer, who resigned as governor of New York state in 2008 after being outed as a client in an upscale prostitution ring, was dining at Avra Madison Estiatorio in Manhattan on January 2, when he came to near-blows with another diner.
Jamie Antolini, 48, told the newspaper he was dining with a potential business partner when he saw the disgraced “Luv Guv” walk by his table.
According to Antolini, Spitzer, 58, flipped out when he allegedly heard the diner praising Spitzer’s longtime enemy – philanthropist and Home Depot founder, Kenneth Langone.
“All I said was ‘Ken Langone would have been the best President ever,'” Antolini said, adding, “Spitzer lost his mind.”
During a heated 20 minute argument, Spitzer reportedly screamed at Antolini, “I’ll get a f****ing knife and stab you right in your f***ing c***k!”
A prominent biotech investor who witnessed the alleged incident said Spitzer actually walked off and then returned to Antolini’s table making additional threats. Ultimately, restaurant staffers rushed over, separating the two verbal combatants.
Antolini claimed he never saw a knife nor did he file a police complaint.
Spitzer’s rep blamed the fracas on Antolini, saying, “The patron persisted in making aggressive comments which Mr. Spitzer initially ignored. An argument ensued but at no time did he make any threats.”
Antolini had a different story, and he says video footage will back it up.
“This guy’s got issues, real problems,” Antolini said.
“I never left my seat. When the video tapes come out, it will show I sat in my chair with a glass of wine in my hand.”
The January 2 incident came three days before former Russian prostitute Svetlana Zakharova, 26, gave NYPD a recording during which she alleges Spitzer threatened her.
On the tape, Spitzer allegedy told her, “You know what’s going to happen to you? You’re going to be f****ing dead. You’re going to die a slow painful death.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Zakharova claims that Spitzer viciously attacked her in a $1,000 a night suite at the Plaza Hotel in Feb. 2016. She made the claim after being accused of attempting to blackmail the disgraced politician.
[Feature image: Associated Press/Elliot Spitzer]