A new witness to the Sarah Palin family brawl that took place at a house party in Anchorage on September 6 has come forward to paint a picture of actions by the Palin family that she described in at least once instance as “quite, quite violent.”
While Sarah Palin has not yet commented on the brawl or even acknowledged that it took place — and neither has any member of her family — Anchorage police have confirmed that the melee involving about 20 people did occur and that Sarah Palin and her clan were indeed present.
There have been two versions of the events, though one of those versions is supported only by an anonymous source “close to the family,” who told the story to the conservative political site Real Clear Politics.
In the Real Clear Politics version, Palin and her family are portrayed as victims, as the brawl was instigated by a young man who was once in a romantic relationship with Willow Palin. The man was displaying “questionable behavior” at the party and attempted to force his way into the Palin family stretch Hummer when the vehicle carrying the Palins arrived at the party.
The version of the Palin family as victims who were drawn into the brawl against their will was contradicted Tuesday by a new witness, Roberta Thompson, who attended the party at the home of Korey Klingenmeyer, and who told her version of events to Talking Points Memo.
Thompson, who admits she is “not a big fan” of Sarah Palin, is also the wife of Eric Thompson, who was suddenly fired from his job after telling his version of events at the Palin brawl to ABC News.
In Roberta Thompson’s account, Bristol Palin, the 23-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin, became “quite, quite violent” during the brawl, assaulting the party’s host.
“What I saw was two girls run past and run towards Korey,” Thompson told Talking Points Memo. “And then I just saw Bristol Palin start punching him in the face.”
She described Klingenmeyer’s reaction as upset, but composed.
“She kept punching him and then he just said, you know, ‘You need to go,'” the new witness said.
Klingenmeyer then took the Palins out of her sight, Thompson said, as he ejected them from the party.
Thompson herself did not see Sarah Palin involved in the fight. She noticed only that the former Republican Vice Presidential candidate was wearing red, white and blue high-top sneakers.
Another witness has described Sarah Palin “crawling over people” and screaming profanity during the brawl.