Kristin M. Davis, previously known as the “Manhattan Madam,” is a former madam and political candidate known for her involvement in the prostitution industry and her subsequent political campaigns. Here is a detailed biography of her life:
Kristin Davis was born on February 20, 1975. In 1994, she embarked on her career by working in an administrative position at Brookhaven Capital Management in Menlo Park, California. Over time, she climbed the ranks and became the comptroller of the organization by the age of 25. She continued her professional journey at various financial firms, including third-party administrators Conifer Securities and Hemisphere Management, where she held positions of increasing responsibility.
Criminal Activity – Involvement in Prostitution Industry
After leaving her hedge fund job, Davis transitioned into the world of prostitution, starting her own business as a madam. This decision followed her mother’s health problems, which left her unable to work. Davis was arrested in March 2008 in connection with a series of arrests involving then-Governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer. Despite this, Davis was not linked to the Emperors Club VIP, the prostitution ring associated with Spitzer’s resignation.
Davis claimed to have had high-profile clients, including baseball player Alex Rodriguez and other individuals working in the financial industry. She stated that her agency served around 10,000 clients before the financial crisis, with a significant portion coming from Wall Street. Davis provided insights into how her escort services operated, even involving executives from major financial firms. She served time in Rikers Island as a result of her involvement in the Spitzer scandal.
In 2013, Davis faced further legal troubles when she was arrested and charged with distributing and possessing controlled substances, including prescription drugs like Ambien and Xanax. She was accused of buying ecstasy and Xanax pills from an FBI cooperating witness and was eventually sentenced to 24 months in prison. Davis served 18 months of her sentence and was released in May 2016.
Kristin Davis ventured into politics with her unconventional campaigns. In 2010, she ran for the position of Governor of New York on the Anti-Prohibition line. Her campaign aimed to legalize prostitution, marijuana, same-sex marriage, and firearms rights. Roger Stone, a prominent political operative, managed her campaign. Despite acknowledging her status as an underdog, Davis pursued her campaign goals.
Davis also intended to run for the position of New York City Comptroller in 2013, but her plans were derailed due to her drug arrest earlier that year. She withdrew from the race and did not appear on the ballot.
Special Counsel Investigation
In 2018, Kristin Davis became a subject of interest in the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Davis was contacted by Mueller’s team, and she had a private meeting with them. Her connections with Trump advisor Roger J. Stone Jr. were highlighted during this investigation. Davis was vocal in her defense of Roger Stone during and after his arrest in 2019.
Despite her controversial past and involvement in the prostitution industry, Davis became entwined with political circles, contributing to a mix of legal issues, activism, and connections to notable figures.