Will Zumba instructor sell her steamy story?

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 3, 2013 at 2:51 am •  Published: April 3, 2013
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"That's one book or movie that I won't see!" said Linda Johnson, who has lived in Kennebunk for 38 years.

But Joyce Bagshaw, who knew Wright and now runs the Zumba studio, said plenty of people around town still want to know what really went on.

"I hope she gets the opportunity to tell her story because I'm curious. I think everyone is," she said. "There's still a truth that Alexis hasn't been able to tell."

During the evenings, Wright led dance classes at her studio. By day, with the curtains closed, she worked as a prostitute in the studio, her apartment and a rented office. She recorded the sex acts while her business partner watched from afar.

Their indictments last fall scandalized the town and touched off a guessing game as to which neighbors or co-workers might be among the 140-plus names in Wright's ledger. The 66 people charged so far with engaging Wright's services include a former mayor, a high school hockey coach, a minister, a lawyer and a firefighter.

"The truth is the story could be a big zero or a big sensation. That would depend more on the details that emerge and whether she chooses to hire professionals to guide her," said Michael Levine, a Hollywood media expert and author.

Prosecutors made no effort to prevent Wright from profiting from her story after concluding that would violate her First Amendment rights, said Justina McGettigan, deputy district attorney in York County. But they could still try to collect some of the proceeds to cover her fines and restitution.

Wright's defense attorney, Sarah Churchill, said: "I don't know when and to whom Alexis will choose to tell her story, but I think that it is a decision that should be fairly left to her in its entirety."

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