Sarah Palin’s husband defended her Thursday against what he called “disgusting lies” hoping to discredit a new biography that accuses the popular Tea Party figure of drug use and infidelity.
Todd Palin released a statement seeking to discredit the book The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin penned by Joe McGinniss saying it is full of "disgusting lies, innuendo and smears."
"This is a man who has been relentlessly stalking my family to the point of moving in right next door to us to harass us and spy on us to satisfy his creepy obsession with my wife," Palin wrote.
McGinniss moved from Massachusetts in 2010 to move in next door to the Palins in Wasilla, Alaska, in order to gather research for the unauthorized biography.
The Rogue makes scandalous allegations of cocaine snorting, adultery and a one-night stand with a future NBA All-Star, Glen Rice.
In the book, Rice confirms a one-night stand with Sarah Palin in 1987, according to the National Enquirer, which received an advance copy of the book which is scheduled to be released on Sept. 20 by Random House.
The former Alaska governor, who is expected to make a bid for the U.S. presidency, didn’t address the allegations on her Facebook page but had previously commented on McGinniss moving next door to her.
"We're sure to have a doozy to look forward to with this treasure he's penning," Palin wrote last year. "Wonder what kind of material he'll gather while overlooking Piper's bedroom, my little garden and the family's swimming hole?"
Affairs and drugs
McGinniss's book also supposedly supports previous rumours that Palin had an extramarital in the mid-1990s with Brad Hanson, with whom her husband once ran a snowmobile dealership.
Regarding allegations of cocaine use, McGinnis writes that Todd Palin used cocaine on a regular basis and paints a picture of the Palins snorting coke off an overturned 55-gallon oil drum during a snowmobiling trip, the Enquirer reports.
Todd Palin quoted the New York Times in his statement.
"Even The New York Times called this book 'dated, petty,' and that it 'chases caustic, unsubstantiated gossip."'