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Bristol Palin to Levi Johnston -- Pay Up Deadbeat

1/22/2010 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bristol Palin has gone to court, demanding that Levi Johnston step up as a dad and pay her some of the money he's raked in from his naked media blitz.

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston Child Support Documents: Click to view!

Court documents were filed by Bristol's lawyer late Thursday afternoon in Alaska, demanding $1,750 a month in child support from Levi, retroactive to the birth of son Tripp on December 27, 2008.

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Bristol believes Levi has pulled in "in excess of $105,000 in 2009 through various media interviews and modeling related activities." The $105,000 figure is significant, because under Alaska law a non-custodial parent must pay 20% of income up to $105,000 a year -- which comes to $1,750 a month.

Bristol says in her sworn statement, "I have received limited and sporadic financial assistance from Levi." Bristol says Levi has forked over only $4,400 over the 13 months of Tripp's life -- $3,000 on September 9, 2009, $1,400 on December 19.

Bristol's request is for temporary support, pending a permanent child support order.

UPDATE: Levi Johnston's manager, Tank Jones, tells TMZ Levi has paid Bristol more than $10,000 since Tripp was born. Jones also says Levi does not make money off of every interview he does, though he did not say exactly how much Levi has made.


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Are all you lefties ignorant? The judge, based on verified income, adjudicated this case and declared that Levi must pay $1,750 monthly. Levi was lying to Bristol about his income, did not think enough of his child to pay in part for his support. If Levi's salary is reduced, be sure he will go to court and get that amount reduced. Bristol will spend many years trying to ascertain Levi's salary, which he will hide. Stop crucifying the Palin family because you lefties are afraid Sarah will defeat any lefty she runs against. Incidentally, if the Palins are millionaires, that does not mean Bristol is one. She is now attending college while raising her son without any help from the dad, who has been told he can have reasonable visitation rights, but is too busy in LA to see his son. Yes, her family is helping her; she is not on welfare. Does that offend you freeloading lefties who like government help for eveything you want and do. It would make more sense if you criticized Levi's mother who is a druggie and sells drugs as well. Moreover, would you want your daughter's child, your grandchild interacting with that family.

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1733 days ago


Hey Levi, don't give the bitch a damn penny.

1733 days ago


Wow this bitch wants it all huh she wont let him see the baby her or her mother and now that he made a little money she wants it She is just jealous he is a little famous now Cant have it all I hope he goes for shared custody wont that just piss her off no money for her lol ask mommie for money gosh at least he gave her money lots of young kids dont do that

1733 days ago


1,750 a month, please. If they were still together they would not spend that much money monthly for a baby.

1733 days ago


She wont get that it goes by what you make and if he isnt working it will go much lower just cause he made a little money dosnt mean he will again she is a jealous idot

1733 days ago


Whoa Bristol, dream big!

1733 days ago

Ball`s has no Ball`s    

sOOOOOOOOOOOO,what do you think!Sad boy.can`t take care of himself.Why wood he be able to take care of a kid?SARA SAVE HIM!Dumb kid do not Bread anymore!Sad sack.

1733 days ago


even rich girls are bitches when it comes to getting free money.

1733 days ago


Oh, my goodness! After being dragged onto the international stage and humiliated, Levi Johnston has managed to make more than $100,000!

Meanwhile, Bristol made the same amount last week on a trashy tabloid. With her grifter mentor and mom, Sarah Palin.

There's never been a custody or child support decision, so Levi's not beyond on anything. From what I've heard, he's been paying anyway and is as "caught up" as someone who hasn't had a legal determination can be.

The man hate on this site is really beyond comprehension, btw. Is that supposed to be progressive or something?

1733 days ago

Mark in TX    

You people are a disgrace. He is the father so he needs to pay up. Calling her a bitch is pathetic. Just a bunch of punk liberal bitches yourselves. Anyone else you'd be calling him a deadbeat......right?

1733 days ago


I am on the fence with this. I get he should pay support, but it really doesn't seem fair either. I hope he has now learned his lesson and straps one on in the future.

1733 days ago


Mark in TX,

Don't worry, kharma's the real bitch.

1733 days ago

Sonya in Tx    

Amazing. All that public trashing of the Palin's has finally shut Levi up. Notice how he hasn't said a word since Bristol sued for child support? I guess the media frenzy for Levi random interviews are long over.
I'm suprised that it took this long for Bristol to finally drag him into court.

1733 days ago


Men should pay child support. Raising children is expensive and a lot of work. There are no free rides.

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