Just when you think the news has quieted down about it, here comes the next wave. After weeks of gossip column whispers, police report reprints, Facebook posts, deleted comments, tape releases, and amateur analysis, Bristol Palin is finally speaking out publicly about what happened the night of the “drunken brawl” that thrust the entire Palin family back into the smudgy end of the spotlight.
First, a bit of background.
The incident, which took place on September 6, was originally reported as a brawl at a birthday party in Anchorage, Alaska. According to an Alaska gossip column, the party appeared to be for multiple people, including Todd Palin. During the party, someone insulted someone else, pushes came to shoves, then punches were thrown. Sarah Palin was heard shouting, “Do you know who I am?!” Bristol Palin repeatedly punched the party’s host and owner of the home. And, in the end, Track Palin was walking around shirtless on the street in front of the house, flipping people off.
Police were called, and people gave statements, including Bristol Palin and others. Police arrested no one, but the reports they wrote up that night were released to the public.
This week, police released audio of the interviews they conducted that evening. In the audio, Bristol Palin can be heard crying and cursing as she describes her side of what happened.
“Some old lady just fuckin’ pushed me. She just hit me. Oh, fuckin’ hell no, no one’s gonna touch my sister… We were in the limo. I walked back up, ‘Did you push my sister?’, and some guy gets in my face, pushes me down on the grass, drags me across the grass, 'You slut! You fuckin’ cunt!’ I get back up, he pushes me down on the grass again and pulls me by my fuckin’ feet… They took my $300 sunglasses. They took my fuckin’ shoes… A guy comes out of nowhere and pushes me on the ground. Takes me by my feet, in my dress, in my thong dress, in front of everybody, 'Come on, you cunt! Get the fuck out outta here. Come on, you slut! Get the fuck out of here.’ I don’t know this guy. I’ve never seen this guy in my life.”
According to the police report, the homeowner, Korey Klingenmeyer, is the person Bristol is indicating. Klingenmeyer tells police a different version. He says that Bristol came storming in to start a fight with someone.
“Korey said that he approached Bristol and got in her way, telling her that it was his house and party and that she was not going to start any fights and that she needed to leave. Korey said that he then told Bristol to leave again and she began punching him in the face repeatedly, using both hands. Korey said that it did not knock him down but that it hurt and he grabbed Bristol’s arm and held her back, pushing her down while holding her hand as she was attempting to strike him.”
Willow Palin is heard on the police audio saying, “Korey with the red shirt! He pushes Bristol down on the fucking ground …” She denied that her sister hit Klingenmeyer. But, one partygoer claimed to have captured the incident on video, telling police, “It’s on video! You guys wanna watch it?!” Willow then adjusted, saying, “She missed every fucking time!”
Other portions of police audio feature a very drunk-acting Track Palin giving his statement, which included him misspelling his own last name.
Sarah Palin herself is heard admonishing her kids not to cuss, praising God when Track finds a necklace he had dropped. Later, she yells at police, “I just don’t understand how a girl can get jumped for no reason!” As other partygoers file by to leave, she says, “… They let the bad guys go! … Why do these bad guys get to walk right on by … and Bristol and Willow are the ones who get trashed, made to feel like bad guys? I don’t get it.”
Some days later, Sarah Palin made a point to praise Bristol on her Facebook page, calling her a “straight-shooter” and “one of the strongest young women you’ll ever meet.”
Now Bristol Palin is speaking out about the incident, which is fresh in the public’s mind again since the audio was released. She calls the reporting a revelation of a “bias against conservative women" by The Media.
In her own words, Bristol Palin tells the story:
"Our friend got knocked out from a cheap shot from behind… Why would anyone do this? Well, here’s a hint. The guy was on social media during this incident, tweeting, 'about to get famous.’
When Willow saw all this happening she looked at the guy’s mom and said, ‘Get ahold of your son.’ But apparently the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree, because his mom pushed Willow. A grown woman pushed my little sister.
By this point, I’d already gotten into the car. But when Willow ran to me crying, telling me that some lady had pushed her down, I got out of the car to go talk to her. Any big sister would do this…
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.”
Bristol goes on to claim that this minor incident is getting major attention because she is a conservative. She said that hardly any attention was paid to Hunter Biden’s discharge from the Navy when he failed a drug test. She said that no one pays attention to the fact that Chelsea Clinton’s father-in-law, Edward Mezvinsky, is a convicted felon. She says that this is because those people are liberals, and that liberals are given a free pass by a biased media.