01/21/2011 01:56 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Todd Palin Affair? National Enquirer Reports First Dude Cheated With Massage Therapist

The National Enquirer is running a thinly-sourced report claiming that Todd Palin, husband of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has been busted in a sex scandal involving a massage therapist -- and supposedly a former prostitution ringleader -- who he was allegedly romantically involved with.

From The Enquirer:

Political bloggers are digging into incredible claims that the "First Dude" - father of the couple's five children - cheated on his wife with a female massage therapist who was busted for prostitution!

Todd Palin's spokespeople have, of course, denied the allegations, but The Enquirer now claims that there are "official documents" and "physical evidence" concerning the connection between the "First Dude" and Shailey Tripp, an Alaska woman who was once arrested on prostitution charges stemming from a Craigslist "massage" service.

"According to the tenants in the building of her offices, they saw Todd come and go often and heard noises that sounded like someone was having sex. It was the same tenants who called the police on her," an anonymous source wrote The Enquirer in an email.

Vanity Fair broke down the rumor here.