New York, Mar.15 : Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's high-priced hooker has already earned up to 200,000 dollars in profits from the sex scandal, thanks to curious people who have downloaded her songs on the Internet.
More than 300,000 people have listened to Ashley Alexandra Dupre's music on the Web site AmieStreet.com since her name emerged as the prostitute at the center of the Eliot Spitzer sex scandal.
Artists collect 70 percent of a song's sales, Boltuch said. As of 4 p.m. on Friday, 301,098 people had listened to the songs - if they all bought the songs at 98 cents, Dupre would have made 206,553 dollars.
Her two pop songs are "Move Ya Body" and "What We Want".
"What We Want" was posted online before her name emerged as Spitzer's prostitute. As dozens of reporters and TV cameras camped outside her apartment building in Manhattan, she then uploaded "Move Ya Body" at 2 a.m. Thursday - cashing out even more on her notoriety.
"It went up to 98 cents in just five hours during the middle of the night," said Joshua Boltuch, co-founder of the music Web site, the only place where Dupre's songs can be bought online. "That's incredible."
"Move Ya Body" was the quickest ever to hit the maximum prices of 98 cents per download, Boltuch told the Daily News.
The profits from the downloads could greatly exceed the money that Dupre - who went by the name "Kristen" - earned from her tryst with Spitzer in a Washington hotel room in February, the Daily News reports.