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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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31.

lolokailey    

WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD BRISTOL....THERE ARE SOOO MANY DEADBEAT PARENTS OUT THERE~~ YOUR NOT THE FIRST TO GET STUCK WITH ALL THE BILLS FOR YOUR CHILD AND YOU WON'T BE THE LAST!! GET A JOB AND GET USED TO IT!!!

1706 days ago
32.

jen    

FOR 1 KID?R U Kidding me...I have 3 and I don't spend that much on them and I am a housewife for 15yrs now! GET REAL GIRL...WAKE UP FROM THE DREAM YOU ARE LIVIN IN.

1706 days ago
33.

ppl arrr effed    

I know somebody who went through this exact situation. Look at the bigger picture, all she wants is back in Levi's pants. In 10 years she'll still want back in his pants, and use the "your daddy left us" line. In 13 years the kid will be so brain washed it will be useless for Levi to try and parent in anyway. It's the whole let them have cake, but don't let daddy have piss all to do with the kid situation. Judges though, they are starting to change thier mind set with these situations and are able to see the real motives. Father's have no rights, and look like tools when they stand up for themselves. The only good thing is that she'll end up dropping about 20% more on legal fees than she'll actually get in support over 18 years.

1706 days ago
34.

ppl arrr effed    

*forgot to add, God Bless Lawyers ;-) They're the only ones who come out on top when it comes to family law. Hi Harvy lol.

1706 days ago
35.

gabby    

Levi pay up,or karma will get up...Any man that a dead beat dad should have pulled back instead of pushing forward....

1706 days ago
36.

Mick    

Unreal. People are actually on here DEFENDING this loser. He didn't give her a dime until three months ago! Not a DIME! I don't care if she's a millionaire - he's been out whining to anyone who will listen that he doesn't get to see his kid, no one over at her house likes him, wha-wha-wha - well, gee, Levi, you think it might be b/c you're a deadbeat lazy-a*s dad who's cashing in on your baby mama's fame while trashing her mom non-stop? Regardless of of any other cirumstances, the man needs to pitch in to support his son. I watched my sister's ex do the same thing for YEARS, not paying her a dime while trying to turn her daughter against her by being the "cool" (meaning no discipline) parent. I have no use for humans who call themselves men and don't support their children. He's lucky Bristol hasn't had him thrown in jail for not paying support, like my sister did with her ex. Maybe if he stopped acting like white trash, he'd get somewhere. GO BRISTOL!

1706 days ago
37.

Grouch    

She's asking for 20% of what he's made... the sorry sack of sh|t hasn't been dragged into anything against his will: he's cashing in & should pay up. He could have prevented this by using the big head but then that one's pretty empty.

1706 days ago
38.

billiejeanRIP    

that's what you call WHITE TRASH

republicans "FAMILY VALUES" HAHAHAHAHA

1706 days ago
39.

Christi    

$4400 over 13 months is enough to support a child? Are you liberal (public school educated) idiots serious? The damn dead beat needs to pay up.

All of you calling that young woman a bitch are drinking way too much of the MSM koolaid. Disgusting, but not surprising coming from today's generation of deadbeats.

1706 days ago
40.

Whamo    

10. 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?

Posted at 2:45AM on Jan 22nd 2010 by Mark in TX
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WhAAAAAA you lost the election! That's really what you're really commenting on. "punk liberal bitches"? Sorry Pal but the worst president in the US history came right from your back yard and your great right wing lunatic party. Now we have to clean up the worst world wide messes this idiot caused and you're pissed off be Obama hasn't fixed in one year, 8 years worth of damage caused by your Hero Bush the lying sack of sh1t! Do us all a favor..kick the sh1t off you heels there cowboy and leave the thinking to people who are capable of it.

1706 days ago
41.

I selpt with John Edwards, too!!!!!    

Where's the John Edwards story???

1706 days ago
42.

Miia    

At Levi is earning a living! Bristol and her momma was putting him down for posing, (hey money is money. gotta do what you gotta do),now all of a sudden the money is good enough for her to take.
I never thought and still dont, I dont think Bristol and Levi had a relationship because it was Bristol, Levi and her momma. Momma needs to but out.

1706 days ago
43.

amysueblue    

Being a parent that receives child support, it's obvious some posters don't understand how a figure is calculated. It's based on both parents income, child care expenses, health care insurance, and any excessive medical treatment that the child may need to name a few things.

The courts view it as if one parent is bringing in a $100k or $200k or $1 million a year, then the child should be able to live that life style too.

She wouldn't have just pulled that number out of the air. Her atty would've used a child support calculator.

1706 days ago
44.

Jean    

Of course the moron should pay regular support, and if he had a wealthy year, his baby should do well. Why should his baby struggle for anything.......right??? So fork over moron. But the idiot probably blew it on mirrors for himself. Pay for your child or set up a college account ....something for your baby.

1706 days ago
45.

Mike B    

She's HOT!

1706 days ago
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