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Cops: Palin Has NO Connection to Prostitute Ring

1/25/2011 11:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The Anchorage Police Department is adamant they have NO information connecting Sarah Palin's husband Todd Palin to an alleged prostitution ring, despite a recent tabloid report ... TMZ has learned.

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The APD released a statement explaining they did seize evidence in a massage parlor sting operation -- but none of the evidence showed any sort of link between a massage therapist named Shailey Tripp and Todd Palin.

The APD also claims the National Enquirer published their story without ever contacting officials to check their facts.

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krc    

The Palins need to sue the National Enquirer.

1333 days ago
47.

ted    

As usual, a conservative "comeback" makes no sense. All that tea has rotted your brain!

1333 days ago
48.

Bubba    

I have to laugh at the liberals venting their spleens over Sarah Palin and family. They are burning inside with hate for anything 'Palin'. No better proof that Sarah has them scared shxtless.

I hope I get a chance to vote for Sarah next year. And there are millions of others just like me out here in America. You libs think you hate her now... just wait - you ain't seen nothing yet! lol

1333 days ago
49.

John    

I hate politics, it brings out the absolute worst in people, Democrat or Republican.

1333 days ago
50.

the DQ    

Geezzzz, Harvey, et al. How much did VanFleabag & the Palins pay you to plug this story?

Nobody EVER said Toad is involved in a "prostitution ring". The evidence shows he's been involved with prostitutes for years. Get your story from reliable sources. Manipulative wording from VanFleabag to discredit the story. Nice try!

Shailey Tripp Investigation APD #10-1823

The Anchorage Police Department investigation and arrest of Shailey Tripp has recently been mischaracterized in internet blogs and in a National Enquirer article. Several errors regarding the investigation and arrest were reported in the Enquirer article (printed and internet versions):

None of the physical evidence examined by police showed any connection to Wasilla resident Todd Palin and his name did not appear in any of the records seized by APD.

The investigation of the prostitution operation was initiated by Anchorage Police Department’s Vice Unit responding to internet advertisements, not through information developed from any tips or other persons.

No rolodex was seized and taken into evidence.

The National Enquirer has not contacted Anchorage Police Department Public Affairs Unit to fact check its story so their reported “call to Anchorage Police Department” could not have been returned.

“Bloggers” have had no access to the evidence seized so their linking of evidence in police custody to any other person is incorrect.

1333 days ago
51.

ted    

Scared of Caribou Barbie? Good one! I really hope she runs for POTUS, it's the best thing that could happen to Dems. She'd split the vote of the clueless conservatives. Plus it would be great theater! Can you imagine the debates?

She's not fit to be president of the Wasilla PTA!

1333 days ago
52.

Keith    

The National Enquirer is more ofter right than they are wrong. They would not print this story if they didn't have rock-solid proof. If this story was false the money hungry Palins would have already launched a law suit for $Millions but this has not happened.

1333 days ago
53.

SillyPeople    

Come on! Did anybody really think Todd Palin had anything to do with that prostitute.

Come on.

Have you seen Sarah Palin? The woman gets better with age.

1333 days ago
54.

SpeakTheWord    

F??king media,,,,,Heres one I heard,, Obama f??ks sheep

1333 days ago
55.

akslime    

Everyone here in AK knows that Anchorage police department doesnt have jurisdiction in Wasila or the matsu. Of course APD doesnt have anything to do with this. This is Alaska State troopers jurisdiction. Refudiate that you tea ballin freaks!

1333 days ago
56.

janet    

Seems they like the name Trip.

1333 days ago
57.

JLS    

I'd bet there was a wink and a nod between the Palins and APD. Todd was implicated in some very nasty stuff when Sarah was fulfilling HALF HER TERM as governor. Right before she quit he was using her position and his as her husband to get some big stuff happening for him in business. Google it. It's all there without the conviction of course...wink wink.

1333 days ago
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JLS    

The National Enquirer ALSO broke the story that John Edwards was cheating.

And...they were right!

So before you read the junk up above this post, you'd better consider that some of the time, they are correct.

1333 days ago
59.

Jennyy    

What is going on here? Most of you are quick to believe everything written in The Enquirer and often refer to articles about celebs as your proof. Sudden;y you all recognize the National Enquirer to be the trash magazine it is and acknowledge the stories are BS just because this weeks breaking story is about Todd Palin.

Hypocrites

I am not a Palin fan and will campaign against her should she be dumb enough to run in 2012 (unfortunately she is dumb enough). But I will have to believe TMZ's report that no evidence has been found linking Todd Palin to the ring. TMZ prints a lot of stupid stuff sometimes but they usually only report on what they can verify and are quick to correct any mistakes. The Enquirer will say anything about anyone with absolutely no regard for the truth and often times just makes **** up.

All they care about is how many copies they sell.

1333 days ago
60.

Chaudie    

I think it's really funny that they are trying to pin as much bull **** on the Palin's as possible before Sarah can even announce that she will run for presidency.

If people in Gossip Land are that bored maybe they should check out a new uprising trend called Gyaru?

1333 days ago
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