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Everywhere you turn -- from politics to sports to entertainment -- it seems there's another story of infidelity. One of the first high-profile mistresses to hit the tabloids in this recent streak of high-profile cheaters was Ashley Dupre, the well-paid escort who had an affair with then New York Governor, Eliot Spitzer.
Now Ashley is back in the spotlight with a new advice column (yep, you read that right) in the New York Post.
She appeared on The View today to talk about all of the above, as well as the widespread reaction to what she did to thrust her into the international headlines.
"I know that most women hate me because they hate everything I represented," Dupre said from her seat at The View table. "And you know what? I don't blame them. I would hate me, too."
So why, then, would a woman put herself into such a situation in the first place? Dupre, who was trying to make it as a musician at the time, said it was a "step up" from dating the "self-absorbed" New York men who never call back after a date.
"And," she added of her decision to become an escort, "I would get paid."
In her advice column, Ashley Dupre will discuss things like the "four types of men," she thinks there are in this world: faithful men, men who are married and have a girlfriend, the guy who screws around "because he can," and the sex addict.
She says men are like kids and once he has kids of his own, he feels like a second fiddle and seeks attention elsewhere. Like with another woman. She also says, controversially, that infidelty can save a marriage because a man can at least get that need met without having to break up the family.
But, she adds that her word should not be taken as gospel on these matters.
"I'm not the expert. I don't have a Ph.D in human behavior," Dupre said. "But what I do have is experience."
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