While Friday marked his official return to competitive swimming, Michael Phelps is still in murky waters.
British paper News of the World has an explosive interview with a Baltimore, Maryland stripper who claims she's been having a six-month affair with the Olympian, complete with sex, drugs and emotional outbursts.
Theresa White, a Latina exotic dancer in Phelps' hometown, sat down with the News to discuss his supposed insatiable sexual appetite and hard partying ways.
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White claims to have met the swimmer in November 2008, the same month the News released the now-infamous bong photos of Phelps.
"I saw Michael after the photos were published in February and he got really upset. He turned to me and said, 'I can't believe that happened. I'm terrified my career will be over.' He was almost in tears."
White says he was certainly adept at finding comfort, however. He first encountered the dancer on a celebratory trip to her adult club, after claiming 8 gold medals in Beijing. He invited White and two other girls back to his waterfront pad where she propositioned him with a threesome.
"I was pretty drunk and I went up to Michael and said, 'If you were to have a threesome tonight, who would you like it to be with?'...The sex lasted for about three hours. Michael should get another Olympic gold for marathon love-making!"
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While there were no complaints in the bedroom, White says Phelps chewed tobacco "like a sailor," with spittoons peppering his condo, cried often over the stresses of the marijuana scandal and remained in constant communication with his mother.
While Phelps reassured White he cared about her, the most courting she got was a Taco Bell value meal and the occasional booty call, which she claims Phelps had a heavy rotation for.
" I've heard that there are at least five or six girls he can call on any time to come over and be with him," says White.
She maintains that she expects nothing more from Phelps, and even says he's been scared away from pot.
"He might not be doing marijuana any more but he sure likes to party. That'll never change," White said.