New York, Sep 5 (ANI): The ladies of New York have hit back at high-priced Eliot Spitzer escort Ashley Dupre's claim that the average NY woman is no better than a prostitute as she strives to marry a wealthy man.
Dupre, 24, had posted an online diatribe on September 2 on rap impresario Russell Simmons' Global Grind Web site, stating that she has seen a lot of women toy with men, go on dates to get good food, beg for clothes and ask for rent money. "I don't agree with what she said-I would totally never do anything like that," the New York Post quoted a disgusted Justyna Cichon, 29, of Long Island City as saying.
"She did it, [and] she thinks that every woman is like that.
"When she says that all women are that way, I'm included. So I think that's offensive," she stated.
Another lady, who was outraged by Dupre's statement, was Lena Herdoon, a 21-year-old student from SoHo.
"What she said about all women isn't true. I think it's offensive. In today's society, you shouldn't have to put yourself out there to get ahead," Herdoon said.
"It's disheartening she feels this way about women. When she says that women have to do that to get ahead, I completely disagree. As a woman, you have to have self-respect," she added.
But while some city women were incensed, others agreed that there are some women who go about doing exactly what Dupre said.
"I agree. There are a lot of women like her. It's expensive to live here," Jasmin, a 20-year-old Queens woman, said.
Kristen, 24, of Manhattan, who asked her last name not be used, said she was on the same page as Dupre.
"It's just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as a poor man, so why would you go with the poor guy?" she said.
"This city is filled with very wealthy men, and it's not difficult to do. It's a certain type of girl who will do that. There are girls who will play that game. [That's why] you've got those services like Sugardaddy.com," she added.
Autumn, 29, a Manhattan woman who also asked to remain anonymous, said Dupre exposed one of the city's ugly truths.
"It's reality in New York. It's true. I'd like to say it's not, but it is," she said.
"There is many a story: When you move to the city, you meet rich, 40-year-old guys who buy you drinks and offer to put you up in a hotel room.
"They are not giving you direct cash, but you're getting things for sleeping with them. You're getting something you want, and he is getting someone he wants," she added.
Meanwhile, Dupre spoke out on September 4 on Twitter thanking supporters and saying that she was only speaking the "ugly truth".
"I am only fighting to be who I really am," she tweeted. (ANI)