The then unknown pawnbroker Cohen told the Chicago CBS affiliate:
There's too much scandal, and there's too much commotion, and he's unable to fulfill his obligation.
Fast forward to last week’s primary election. When the votes were counted, Cohen had won the Democratic lieutenant governor nomination. Two days later, Democrats were calling for him to step aside.
The “hooker with a heart of coal” is now represented by media hound Gloria Allred, who said in a statement:
Based on her personal observations during the course of their relationship and his behavior, Ms. Eneman does not believe that he is fit to hold any public office, including that of Lt. Governor.There is no happy ending for the embattled Cohen. The pawnbroker threw himself into the dustbin of history during a news conference at a Chicago bar:
For the good of the people of the state of Illinois and for the Democratic Party, I will resign. It’s my hope, and I pray with all my heart, that I didn't hurt the people that I love so much. All I ever wanted to do … was to run for office and to help the people, not to cause chaos. That was never my intention.