NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- George W. Bush's ex-sister-in-law denied she told author Kitty Kelley about the president's drug use, a claim the celebrity author published in her new book.
Sharon Bush said Wednesday despite tensions between her and other family members, she did not provide information about George W. Bush's drug use while his father was in the White House for the forthcoming book "The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty," the Washington Post reported Thursday.
"When Kitty Kelley raised drug use at Camp David, I responded by saying something along the lines of, 'Who would say such a thing?' ... I cannot allow this falsehood to go unchallenged," Sharon Bush said.
Kelley reportedly interviewed Sharon Bush twice, once during a four-hour lunch on April 1, 2003, at the Chelsea Bistro in New York, and the other in a 90-minute phone conversation in the presence of Peter Gethers, a Doubleday editor.
Kelley "has notes to corroborate both these conversations," and Bush "understood that anything she said could be used for publication," said Suzanne Herz, Doubleday associate publisher.
The book will be released Monday.