Gov. Spitzer's alleged call girl celebrates her 23rd birthday at a Manhattan club

By Mark Dagostino
Updated May 01, 2008 04:05 PM

Ashley Dupré, the woman at the center of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s call-girl scandal, was spotted at hot-spot Marquee Wednesday, her first public for appearance since the scandal broke in March.

“She was in a hoodie, kind of incognito,” says a source. “She was just hanging out with her friends. I only saw her drinking water. She hung out, left and went home.”

A rep for Dupré confirmed the sighting to PEOPLE saying, “Ashley Dupré celebrated her 23rd birthday with a small group of close friends in the city. She went to Marquee for an hour before heading home for the evening.”

The source says Dupré has been purposely laying low since her name first appeared in print. “She wanted to get out for her birthday. So she went out,” says the source. “She wanted to hang out with her friends.”

Dupré’s presence at Marquee was first noted on a blog written by New York nightlife guru Steve Lewis.

On Monday, Dupré filed a $10 million lawsuit againt Girls Gone Wild and its founder, Joe Francis, claiming he exploited her name and image for profit.