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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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I have 3 children and got $600.00 a month. Why does that baby have blue eyes and the parents have brown/hazel eyes? I would get a dna test!

1684 days ago


Whoa, what the heck is this broad talking about? She spread her legs and took advantage of the dude and after getting knocked-up refused to end the pregnancy (this is liberal woman's right to choice?). Now she wants the dude to pay up for something she didn't do with the good old coathanger. LOL! She should just get her conniving old lady Palin to support the little bastard and leave the poor dude alone. Sheeeesh!

1681 days ago


Are you still glad you voted for this guy...

Open to tax hikes on middle class...

I am proud to say that I DIDN'T vote for him!!!!

How you liken the change now????

1681 days ago


The whole idea behind the demand for child support is to get back at Levi for disobeying the Palins when they asked him to not pose for Playgirl. Now, they have decided to punish him in any way they can. Sarah Palin is the one behind the action, not Bristol. Bristol knows that Levi has tried to be a father to his child. They think he's not good enough for them. The Palins are horrible, materialistic people.

1679 days ago


All you freaks that think it is only Bristol's responsiblity to raise this child with out any assistance from the deadbeat dad, Levi, are the probally the same people that VOTED FOR OBAMA. His father abanonded him too. You know spread the wealth. The people that work for a living and support thier families should also suppor the deadbeats that just don't think it is "thier responsibility". What a freakin joke!

1673 days ago


levi is a perfect example of a deadbeat dad! What an ass. We should put in little freakin ass in jail for non-payment of child support just like every other deadbeat dad.

1673 days ago


ok, let's take a breath and see this beautiful, innocent child in 5 years. What do you say to the kid when he asks about his father? What do you say when he ask why his father does not come and see him, even when he has no idea that his father also abandoned him financially. If you want to be honest you would have to say that "Tripp, your dad is a deadbeat. Your dad is choice to appease the media and not take care of you in any way" However, you all know that the Palins will love and take care of him unconditionally. Anyone that can attempt to argue with this can go to HELL.

1673 days ago


He owes child support like every other man who fathered a child. What's the matter with all of you? It is a law, not an opinion.

1667 days ago

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