A lady with gray hair apparently wanted to punch Willow. Bristol was in the limo. A guy dragged Bristol across the grass. They took her $300 sunglasses and shoes. And she was left there.
That’s according to expletive-laden audio and photos obtained by NBC News that tell Bristol’s side of the story of the Sept. 6 brawl involving the Palin family. The Anchorage police records were first published on Tuesday by TMZ.
The former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant told police that she was sitting inside a limousine when her younger sister, Willow Palin, 20, told her that an older woman had shoved and hit her, according to the recordings.
“Oh f—ing hell no. Oh, no one’s going to touch my sister,” Bristol Palin said.
Bristol Palin went to find Willow Palin’s alleged assailant, leaving Bristol’s young son behind in the vehicle, described as a white stretch limo in police reports. That’s when a man appeared “out of nowhere,” pushed her to the ground and dragged her across the grass, Bristol Palin said.
“Get the f— out of here,” the man told Bristol Palin, among other expletives, according to her account to police.
The man in question was previously identified in police reports as Korey Klingenmeyer, whose birthday gathering for friends from the Iron Dog snow mobile community was taken over by a clan of drunken Palins, according to police. Accounts from multiple witnesses defend Klingenmeyer, saying an intoxicated Bristol Palin had hit him a handful of times.
The photos obtained by NBC News back up the reports filed by Anchorage police indicating that the former reality star was not visibly injured. Bristol Palin is shown standing barefoot in a camouflage dress with dirt covering her knees and black jacket.
One of Bristol Palin’s two interviews with police is most notable for its 16 expletives in just 89 seconds, including 11 instances of the word “f—.” Sarah Palin can be heard in the background telling her daughter, “Don’t cuss.”But the former vice presidential candidate wasn’t deterred by her daughter’s bad behavior. Two weeks after the infamous spat, Sarah Palin took to Facebook to defend her “straight-shooter.”
“I have to say this as a proud mama: right up there with their work ethic and heart for those less fortunate, my kids’ defense of family makes my heart soar,” Sarah Palin wrote on Sept. 19. Attached was an image of her “strong” woman firing a gun.
Bristol wasn’t the only Palin family member defending her kin. Her brother, Track Palin, who was serving in the military while his mother ran on the Republican presidential ticket, was found by police without a shirt, with blood on his mouth and hands, and with injuries to his left elbow, eye and upper cheek. And patriarch Todd Palin, who was celebrating his birthday, was tackled to the ground.
Ultimately, authorities chose not to file charges in the bloody, drunken and shirtless brawl.
“The Anchorage Municipal Prosecutors Office will not be proceeding with charges,” Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro told msnbc on Oct. 9.