About Shailey being on Dial – A – Star
Some people are stating that Shailey is doing a sex chat. Not true and no where on the website is there any mention of sex. I am not saying that some people on there aren’t providing such a service but that is not the purpose of the site and that isn’t why Shailey is on there. She is just exploring ways to publicize the book and bring more attention to the corruption in Alaska.
This WAS NOT the great opportunity she was offered. That is something that she is still working towards and is not a sure thing but it is definitely worthwhile, legal and something she will be very proud of is she is able to qualify.
One more thing about the Dial A Star. Did anyone notice that Wink Martindale, a pushing 80, former game show host is one of the celebrities? Does anyone think he is doing sex chats?????
From comments left here and elsewhere plus email messages I have received, I know that some people think that Shailey Tripp is being less than honest or that she is a con artist.
Some of these opinions are based on contradictory statements that Shailey has made. Specifically, statements that Shailey made about the massage she gave Sarah Palin. The details of the massage in the book, Boys Will Be Boys: Media, Morality, and the Coverup of the Todd Palin Shailey Tripp Sex Scandal, differ from those that she made in interviews with Gryphen and myself, among others.I have addressed the issue before but I will say again that during the process of writing the book, Shailey did look through journals and other records that she kept while in Alaska and in doing so recalled things that she had forgotten.
Shailey was working several jobs, attending college and caring for special needs kids all at the same time. She had little or no support from family or friends during that time. While living such a hectic, stress-filled life, days are bound to run together. Details are blurry or forgotten completely. I’m sure most of you reading this have been in a similar situation at one time or another. Try to think back to two or three years ago, to a specific date and see how well you are able to recall the events of that day.
For those who think that Shailey is less than honest for reasons other than above, I would like to know what those reasons are. In my personal experience of working with her for over a year, she has always kept her word to me.
I want to share some information that I think says a lot about Shailey as a person. Some will say that I was a fool but I had no legal contract as her co-author. In fact, I had nothing in writing at all except for email discussions we had about the payment I would receive, which I doubt would hold up in a court of law. Until about two weeks ago, I had never even spoken to Shailey on the telephone. We worked strictly by email and instant messaging. She could have kept all the money made from the book and there would have been little if anything I could have done but she didn’t.
Shailey forwards me the monthly reports on book sales and has paid me as agreed each time she has received royalty payments or made sales of e-books (e-book available here). During the recent crisis with my husband being hospitalized twice, Shailey offered support both emotional and financial. She has called and talked to me several times now and my impression is that she is honest, genuine and sincere. When talking to her, I am completely comfortable. I feel like I am talking to someone who I have known for years.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion but for me actions speak louder than words and Shailey actions towards me and words as well, have been nothing but kind and honest.