New York, June 24 : Ashley Dupre, the call girl whose tryst with former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer led to his resignation, has broken her silence by thanking her friends and strangers for the support extended to her in the wake of the exposure.
The curvy hooker said on her MySpace page that she was overwhelmed by the response after she was accused of turning 4,000- dollar-a-night tricks.
"Your words have touched me and I thank you for that...with all my heart, I love you guys!!!" the Daily Express quoted Dupre, 23, as saying.
The aspiring singer also had a message for critics.
"To all the not so kind words...I love you too," she wrote. "It makes me push myself and want it even more. Hard times don't last...only strong people."
She described her mood as "thankful" and included a yellow smiley face on the web site.
Dupre has mostly kept quiet since March 12, when she was identified as "Kristen" the call girl who allegedly serviced Spitzer, who was identified as "Client 9."
Her only comments on the day the news broke was a message on MySpace that read, simply, "Yeah, I did it."
Spitzer resigned in disgrace after being named in the scandal.