Sarah Palin Threatens to Sue Over Divorce Rumors

August 3, 2009 By:
Sarah Palin Threatens to Sue Over Divorce Rumors

Sarah Palin has shot down the rumors that she and her husband Todd are getting a divorce, and now she’s threatening to sue the person who “made up” the story.

Last week an Alaskan blogger published a story that claimed both Sarah and Todd were having extramarital affairs, and that a divorce was coming. The story also alleged that Sarah was planning a move to Montana.

Palin’s rep has since issued a statement to People saying,
"No truth to any of the rumors. No divorce. No affairs. No land in Montana. Nothing! All lies and fabrications!"

Another family acquaintance, who saw the couple in Dillingham, Alaska, at the end of July, told People they looked "as happy as ever."

On Saturday at 2:50pm, Sarah Palin's spokesperson, Meghan Stapleton, took to Palin's Facebook fan page to deny the claims:

"Yet again, some so-called journalists have decided to make up a story. There is no truth to the recent “story” (and story is the correct term for this type of fiction) that the Palins are divorcing. The Palins remain married, committed to each other and their family, and have not purchased land in Montana (last week it was reported to be Long Island)."

"Less than one week ago, Governor Palin asked the media to “quit making things up.” We appreciate that the more professional journalists decided to question this story before repeating it."

In a letter obtained by the Alaska Report, Thomas Van Flein, Sarah's lawyer, threatened the blogger with legal action if he didn't post a retraction and an apology for his "malice" and "defamatory" accusations.

If there's no retraction, Van Flein threatens to serve him with a court summons and a complaint at the kindergarten where the blogger works.

In response, Gryphen wrote on his blog, admitting that he did work in a kindergarten, and slammed Sarah's counsel for outing his life outside of the Internet. He also dissed Van Flein for mentioning his classroom "in order to frighten me into compliance."

The blogger stands by his source and the story that the Palins are divorcing.