Husband hits out at Palin sex, cocaine claims

Sarah Palin’s husband jumped to her defense Thursday over an upcoming tell-all book that claims she had a premarital fling with a basketball star and dabbled with cocaine.

The allegations in “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin” clash with the Tea Party darling’s persona as a champion of homespun values — including abstinence from sex before marriage — just as she ponders whether to go for the Republican presidential nomination.

To be published on Tuesday, “The Rogue” is written by veteran journalist Joe McGinniss, who notoriously rattled the Palins last year when he moved into a house next to their lakeside residence in Alaska as part of his research.

“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,” husband Todd Palin said.

“His book is full of disgusting lies, innuendo, and smears,” he added in a statement carried by several US news media and political blogs.

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