08/14/2008 01:26 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ashley Alexandra Dupre Speaks Out For First Time: "Thank You ALL For Your Support!"

Ashley Alexanda Dupre, better known as Eliot Spitzer's "Kristen," has taken to MySpace to speak out for the first time since finding herself at the center of the prostitution scandal that brought down the New York governor.

"Let me just start by saying THANK YOU ALL, for your support!!" Dupre wrote to the many fans and MySpace friends who sent her messages of hope and compassion.

She also had a message for those who were less friendly.

"To all [those who sent] not so kind words...I love you too," she wrote, "because it makes me push myself and want it even more."

Dupre's full blog post below (via People):

Current mood: thankful

Hey everyone...Let me just start by saying THANK YOU ALL, for your support!! I have not had the time to be on myspace that much...BUT I have been trying to get on here to approve pending friend requests and catch up on e-mails & comments. Sorry it is taking me so long!! All of my pending friend requests from 3/12 through now were deleted by myspace (if you do not approve them within a certain number of days, they get deleted) so...please please please re-send and you should be approved automatically. Again, thank you all so much for taking the time to send me a bit of strength and inspiration via email or comment, your words have touched me and I thank you for that...with all my heart, I love you guys!!! :) ...and to all the not so kind words...I love you too, because it makes me push myself and want it even more. "Hard times don't last...only strong people".


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