Allison Tripp is the daughter of the American Civil Servant Linda Tripp who was infamous for being involved in revealing the Bill Clinton and Lewinsky relationship scandal. After the death of her mother Linda, Allison Tripp was always being interviewed about her views on the scandal.
When Impeachment American Crime Story aired in 2016, Linda Tripp’s story was exposed in the show. Tripp expressed her thoughts on the release of the show. Vanityfair.com wrote in their article, “To be perfectly honest, I think she would be blown away by that episode and how they portrayed her,” says Allison Tripp in an exclusive interview.
Not much is known about Allison Tripp’s age and where she was brought up. Despite being in the spotlight for several years, Allison has hidden her age and her biography information. She is secretive and a private person. Bruce Tripp, a military man is her father. She has a brother named Ryan. Her parents got divorced in 1990 and thereafter she moved to Washington. Dieter Rausch is her step-father, an architect. Allison Tripp is married to a man named Thomas Foley. Let us know more about Allison Tripp’s opinions about her mother’s controversial life.
Allison Tripp Wished her Mother Could Have Watched the Show
Despite rejecting approval from Allison, American Crime Story still got released. According to Vanityfair, “They’ve shown her as a hard-working, loyal, gritty woman who has a lot of integrity,” Allison, herself a mother of four, said of Episode 1. “My mom didn’t get to see this story finally coming out in a more realistic lens and not a vilifying lens. At least my children will get to see it because they too have seen and heard about a lot of that hurt through the years. Hopefully, the series will continue on this path.”
Allison was not consulted for the Impeachment show. She did find some inaccuracy in the show. However, she was impressed with Sarah Paulson’s performance in the series. She perfectly portrayed the character of her mother and her sense of humor and wittiness did capture her attention. Allison said in the interview, “I had to laugh at a couple of lines because that’s how she got through the pain…the show did a good job digging deep to find out truly how she ticked.” Allison wished that her mother should have watched the series that could give her relief and justice. The show did some justice for her mother.
Allison Tripp’s Views on her Mother’s Scandal Exposure
Allison expressed her brutally honest opinion about how the cruel media portrayed her mother during scandal drama days. Her parents were going through a divorce during the scandal. Linda was alone raising her daughter and son Ryan. Allison’s high school years went through hell. Linda’s exposing of Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky’s affair affected Allison’s entire family. This also led to Clinton’s impeachment causing more trauma to Allison’s family.
Allison said to bustle.com, “Because as your mom that is your worst nightmare to put your child through that… it brings me a great sense of pride to be her daughter. I’m just very thankful for the time I had with her, for all she did teach me, and my kids.”
On Recalling her Memories with her Mother
Allison was also impressed by the show’s writer and producer Sarah Burgess, who brilliantly portrayed Linda’s complicated story. She recalled about her mother that she always followed her own rules. Because Linda was a military life she always thought of representing her country in a good way. She always believed in giving justice to the people. Her mother saw many corruption and wrongdoings in politics. Unfortunately, she died at age of 70 due to some illness.
During the Lewinsky years, she remembers a rare family vacation. She said “We didn’t get to take vacations often between mom’s work schedule, finances, so this was a big vacation—a week in Lake Placid skiing. But somehow or another [Lewinsky] got the hotel room number and started calling. That’s when [my mom] sat my brother and I down, and said, ‘This is what’s happening. I’m sorry this is interfering with our vacation.’” At the time, Allison says, “I was young and of course, like, ‘Okay well what slope are we going on next?”. As stated o vanityfair.com.