AlaskaReport.com reported on Saturday that Sarah Palin was divorcing from her husband Todd. The report stated that at Sarah's governor farewell speech last weekend, she didn't speak to Todd and hustled out of the venue without him. Alaska Report sources had stated that weeks before, Sarah had stopped wearing her wedding band, and other reports suggested that she had purchased land in Montana and was moving there, possibly without Todd. Why Sarah Palin's First Dude Drives Women Wild
Sources close to the Palins (such as a former staffer) have affirmed the divorce buzz and suggested that the National Enquirer's expose on Sarah and Todd's respective affairs is what set the rumors blazing. Additionally Sarah is said to have scored an $11 million book deal, which is being eyed as a springboard for her marital exit.
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However, the former Alaska governor is fired up. It's reported her camp has approached the blogger who originally put out the divorce report with a libel suit. Palin's lawyer said, "...if you do not have an attorney, please let me know if you want to be served with the summons and complaint at the kindergarten where you assist or at your residence."
The blogger responded by saying that for a libel suit to be brought against her, she would have had to maliciously slam the Palins, which she didn't. AlaskaReports has said her reponse was:
Nothing that I wrote in my [Sarah Palin divorce] post was meant to be malicious. I trust my source and simply reported what I had been told. Threatening to serve legal papers to an educator in a room full of five year olds? Now that is malicious.
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According to current reports, the site did not retract their claim. Apparently the Palin party has withdrawn their threats and will not be charging the blogger. YourTango will keep you posted on the Palin divorce developments. The Palin Marriage: Fact & Fiction
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