Taylor Lianne Chandler is straddling the border between public figure and private enigma
The woman who claims to have been dating Michael Phelps at the time of his DUI arrest in September says she has the phone she used to text with him locked up in a safety deposit box.
Taylor Lianne Chandler, who wrote in a Facebook post on Nov. 13 that she was born intersex, told the Washington Post that she has no photographs of herself with Phelps but cites their text messages as proof of their relationship.
For those who doubt the validity of screenshots with the name “Michael” at the top of a stream of texts, she says, “I also have a 17,000-page forensic report showing everything — all the geo scans, the cellphone tower signals, the pings. And they’re coming from his phone.”
Phelps spent the month of October in rehab after his DUI arrest and has not yet spoken publicly about Chandler’s claims.