Disgraced ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer accused of threatening to stab man ‘in the ‘c–k’ at tony Manhattan restaurant


By Nicole Hensley

Stick a fork in it, luv guv!The shamed former governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer, threatened to knife a patron in the privates at a posh Midtown eatery for gushing about his longtime foe, philanthropist Kenneth Langone.

Jamie Antolini was dining with potential business partners at Avra Madison Estiatorio on E. 60th St, near 5th Ave, when he spied the man he recognized as the disgraced politician who was outed as “Client 9” in a high-priced prostitution ring.

“Spitzer lost his mind,” Antolini told the Daily News.

“I’m going to f–king stab you with a f–king knife in the c–k,” the 48-year-old recalled Spitzer spewing during the Jan. 2 flap.

Spitzer was walking by Antolini’s table when he heard the diner lauding Langone — the billionaire who helped launch Home Depot — as an “amazing guy.”

“All I said was, ‘Ken Langone would have been the best President ever,’” Antolini recalled.

He didn’t dare turn to look at Spitzer as the heated spat dragged on for 20 minutes. He gauged the seriousness of the ordeal from the shocked reaction of fellow guests.

Security eventually escorted Spitzer out of the greek restaurant during the Tuesday night meal.

“I never left my seat. When the video tapes come out, it will show I sat in my chair with a glass of wine in my hand,” he said.

Jamie Antolini said he encountered Spitzer at a Manhattan restaurant on Jan. 2 during a business meal.

He felt “physically threatened” during the confrontation but noted that Spitzer did not touch him or brandish a blade.

Antolini did not file a police report and the NYPD had no record of the encounter.

“This guy’s got issues, real problems,” Antolini quipped.

Lisa Linden, a spokeswoman for Spitzer, blamed the restaurant brouhaha on Antolini and said Spitzer was there to celebrate his mother’s 90th birthday.

“The patron persisted in making aggressive remarks, which Mr. Spitzer initially ignored. An argument ensued, but at no time did he make any threats,” she said in a statement.

Jamie Antolini

An employee who answered the phone at the restaurant where the fracas took place declined to comment.

Spitzer was elected governor in 2006 and resigned in March 2008.

Spitzer made headlines again in 2016, when he was accused of attacking and threatening Russian bombshell Svetlana Travis Zakharova in her Plaza Hotel room after she told him she was returning to her homeland.

Zakharova, 27, was arrested later that year on charges that she blackmailed Spitzer out of nearly $400,000 and threatened to reveal their relationship to the media and his family. On Friday, she gave NYPD detectives an 18-second recording of what her lawyer said is the Spitzer berating and threatening her during a February 2016 phone call.

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