Woman Claims Spitzer Scandal Call Girl Ashley Dupre Used Her License

The call girl linked to the downfall of New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been sued by another New Jersey woman, who claims Ashley Dupre used her lost driver's license to appear on a "Girls Gone Wild" video.

A federal lawsuit filed this month by Amber Arpaio seeks unspecified monetary compensation for defamation and invasion of privacy.

Dupre has said she was only 17 when she signed a contract to appear in the "Girls Gone Wild" video in Florida.

The video displays a New Jersey driver's license in the name of Amber Arpaio and a birth date that would have made her appear to be in her 20s.

Arpaio, 26, of Sussex County, cannot recall where she lost the license and doesn't know Dupre, although the women have similar faces, said a lawyer for Arpaio, Joseph J. Fell.

"Somehow, Ashley Dupre got ahold of the license and had it for some period of time," Fell said Thursday.

Arpaio also sued "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joseph Francis.

Lawyers for Francis and Dupre had no immediate comment. Dupre's publicist did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Earlier this month, Dupre, of Monmouth County, dropped her own lawsuit against Francis. She had claimed her name and image were exploited.

In her lawsuit, Dupre said she was on spring break in Miami Beach in 2003 when she was approached by "Girls Gone Wild" producers, given alcoholic drinks and then signed a release agreeing to be photographed for the video. The series depicts women in provocative poses or topless, often in such party locations as Mardi Gras or spring break beach towns.

Shortly after the lawsuit was filed, Francis released a video where Dupre appears covered by a terry cloth towel and gives her name as Amber Arpaio. An unseen questioner asks if she is 18 and if the footage can be used on "Girls Gone Wild." She replies yes to both questions.

Dupre made news in March when she was identified as a high-priced call girl in the Emperors Club VIP prostitution ring whose client list included then-Gov. Spitzer, who resigned soon after the scandal broke.

The lawsuit by Arpaio was filed in U.S. District Court in Trenton on July 11. The Star-Ledger of Newark reported on it Thursday.