Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Is it the two year anniversary of the great Palin brawl? Why yes I do believe it is.
Ah it just seem like yesterday when we were talking about this incredibly embarrassing episode of the Palin family drama.
Before there were custody battles with Dakota, or Track's domestic abuse arrest, or snowmachine "accidents" for Todd in the news, there was the brawl.
If you remember it seemed to take forever for the events of September 6, 2014 to finally completely bubble to the surface. Oh sure we had anonymous tips and intriguing comments to follow, but it was not until October the 21st, that we finally got pictures.
And not until the next day that all of that great audio was finally released by the APD:
Through sobs, Bristol Palin, described as "heavily intoxicated" in the police report, tells police she was pushed to the ground and dragged across the grass while Klingenmeyer called her names. “They took my $300 sunglasses, they took my f**king shoes and I’m f**king just left here?”
The officer asks where she’s injured. “My f**king knees, my face, where’s my sh*t? I have a 5-year-old in the car,” she replies.
Such a great day.
Of course from there the whole thing took off, and was covered by all kinds of news outlets.
One of my favorite parts was when poor Nancy French was tasked with telling Bristol's side of the story:
After I got out of the car, I didn’t get far. I never even got to talk to his mom, because a guy in his late thirties or early forties got in my face. He was towering over me – probably at 6 foot something and over 200 pounds. He puffed his chest out and started yelling.
“You c-nt!” he looked right in my eyes and said. “Get the f-ck out of here, you slut!”
I was alarmed that things had gotten so bad so fast. But it got even worse when this guy started pushing me. He had his hands on me, pushing me down. That’s when I swung and hit his face.
Some would say I should’ve never retaliated in defense against him, but certainly he should never have pushed a girl. It didn’t phase him. He pushed me down to the ground and kept me there.
It was scary and awful. He held me down until someone got me out of the situation.
That’s it – that’s the story.
Yeah great story, except it did not match ANY other person's version of events, and in fact did not even match what Bristol told the cops on the released audio.
So here's a little something that I was not able to share before.
Do you remember this guy?
He's the guy who got fired by Todd's pals the McKenna brothers for talking to the press.
Well do you know who else he is?
He's the brother of Levi and Sunny's attorney Darryl Thompson. Oh yeah, that's right.
And they had an appointment before the judge on the Monday following the brawl. So their attorney came armed with this incredible tale to discuss with the judge concerning Bristol's parenting skills.
So yes that means I also knew all about the brawl only a few days after it happened, because part of my deal about lending the Johnstons the money was that they keep me updated on the progress of the custody case
However they told it to me in my capacity as a friend, and not as a blogger, so I was unable to share it with ANYONE until I started getting information from other sources.
Do you have any idea how hard that was for me?
Here was one of the BIGGEST Palin stories to ever come out, and my hands were literally tied by the promises I made. (The custody case is over now so I am not longer bound by that promise.)
Fortunately for all of us the information finally came out in a rather spectacular fashion, so even though I did not get the scoop, it was still great to cover this story.
And since it was still popping up in the news even several months later it just made the whole thing worth it.