Police release audio of Alaska man threatening lawsuit after Palin family brawl
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s daughter was threatened with charges in connection with her alleged involvement in a series of fights at an Anchorage, Alaska home, Talking Points Memo reported.
Authorities released audio and photos taken at the scene of the Sept. 6 incident, including a police interview with the homeowner, who identified himself as “Korey f*cking Klingenmeyer.”
“I think I might want to press charges on Bristol Palin,” Klingenmeyer says. “So bring one of your officers the f*ck up here. ‘Cause that’s where we’re going with this now.”
Klingenmeyer goes on to complain about the “Palin drama show” arriving at his home during a birthday party for his son and two other men. He accuses Bristol Palin and one of her sisters of threatening a woman at the event. Palin, he said, subsequently hit him “six or seven times” before falling to the ground when he stopped another punch.
Shortly afterwards, he said, he got into a “melee” with her brother Track and a group of other men in his driveway.
“We’re gonna take the f*cking legal f*cking side, because I know what’s coming tomorrow morning,” Klingenmeyer tells the officer. “And you and I both know what I’m talking about, so let’s get the paperwork f*cking rolling right now. I want to press charges against Bristol f*cking Palin, and if you want some witnesses, I can go get them.”
In her own interview with police, Bristol Palin said the altercation started when a woman pushed her sister Willow, before Klingenmeyer got involved.
“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 — [and says] ‘Come on you c*nt, get the f*ck out of here, come on you sl*t, get the f*ck out of here,'” she tells authorities.
Sarah Palin can be heard briefly in two of the police’s audio recordings. In one instance, she tells Track Palin to cooperate with officers. In another, she expresses surprise that he was able to find his necklace after the disturbance.
“Track, that is such a God thing. See?” she says. “Track, that went to Iraq and Afghanistan. Let me see it. I can’t believe you found it. Let me put it in my pocket.”
At least one witness, Matthew McKenna — one of the people celebrating their birthdays that night — refused to share video of the incident.
“I know everyone here, and it’s just an unfortunate deal,” McKenna told police.
Despite Klingenmeyer’s threat, prosecutors decided not to press charges in connection with the fight.
Watch CNN’s report on the release of the audiotapes, as aired on Tuesday, below.