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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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46.

stonecold    

17. This greedy broad is a prime example of why some men do not pay at all. You will take his money, but you will not actually allow this man to parent his child

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Maybe. But I doubt in this case "Levi" wants to be much of a parent.

On another topic: Does "Bristol" (dumbest name ever) have a JOB????

1651 days ago
47.

meow    

wHEN HE ANSWERS HE SHOULD REQUEST A PATERNITY TEST
IT IS JUST LIKE THAT FAMILY TO HAVE HIM TAKE CARE OF A KID THAT MAY NOT
BE HIS.
SHE DID ALLEGEDLY GET IT ON WITH THE FOOTBALL TEAM.
PATERNITY TESTS AND CUSTODY ORDERS GO HAND IN HAND
AND WHERE IS THE MONEY SHE MADE GOING?
SHE IS TRASH JUST LIKE HER MOM.
AND IS THE LITTLE SPECIAL ED KID WITH THE DOWN SYNDROME HERS OR HER MOTHERS
WE DO NOT KNOW THEM , THE KID COULD BELONG TO BRISTOL. LMAO

1651 days ago
48.

J C    

The lack of civility from the left wing comments is telling.
Very ghetto.

1651 days ago
49.

toby cameron I can still fit into my hs cheerleader uniform!    

Why should Levi pay a dime to that fat BITCH. She decided to carry this baby so therefore she should be able to support it.

1651 days ago
50.

victor82    

Stupid liberal bitches. Google is your friend. Bristol works at a Doctors office in Anchorage. She has a steady job.

Meanwhile, you asstards are standing up for this no-account deadbeat loser. Bristol only wants what is her baby's due from Levi Johnston, Alaska's Official State Deadbeat Dad.

1651 days ago
51.

D    

HEY ALL YOU PALIN BASHERS IF THIS WAS ANYONE'S DAUGHTER YOU WOULD BE SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE. LIBERALS ARE ALWAYS ONESIDED THAT IS WHY I BECAME A REPULBICAN. THE ONLY REASON THIS GUY IS STILL IN THE NEWS IS TO STICK IT TO GOV PALIN THE MORE YOU TRY TO TRASH HER THE MORE SHE IS ENDEARED TO THE PUBLIC.

1651 days ago
52.

ian    

this is crazy. she is not looking for child support she is looking for someone to support her. 1750/mth. is way too much her to get without working for it. she was not used to anykind of life with levi before this that would warrant a change in living standards if she didnt get that much money.

1651 days ago
53.

Melissa    

Someone said free money...bullcrap it is his baby and he should pay. It doesn't matter what you my think of Sarah Palin, it's about his responsibility to help take care of his baby.

1651 days ago
54.

meow    

SARAH PALIN IS NO LONGER GOVERNOR
SHE RESIGNED
EVERYONE SPELL R E P U B L I C A N
AND CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BECOMING A REPULBICAN

1651 days ago
55.

Codex    

Are you all serious?! You are bashing a single woman for asking for child support. Stop judging the daughter because you don't agree with the mother's issues. This is about Bristol, her child and Levi. She has primary care of the baby and he SHOULD be paying child support and he should pay what the courts deem acceptable. He won't be paying any more than they (the courts) believe he can pay. If this was anyone else would you be judging so harsh?

1651 days ago
56.

Ashley    

It must be nice to get paid for doing nothing. Levi makes that much in a year and there are ppl working their asses off and making a difference in the world who arent making half that much. SAD!

1651 days ago
57.

Ashley    

Does anyone else have their computer freeze every time they confirm a comment?? grrr

1651 days ago
58.

SweetMelissa    

GREEDY BITC$ NEXT TIME KEEP YOUR LEGS CLOSED LITTLE GIRL.... CAN U SPELL ABSTINENCE??????????????????????????????????????????

1651 days ago
59.

Lilarose    

$1,750 a month! Wow!

This would include spousal support as well as kid support, and I don't think Bristol needs spousal support. She can get a job like the rest of us mothers did or do now!

She should be paid in child support for half of her expenses, not all of her expenses. She needs to pay for her own needs like half the rent, half the food, etc.

Bristol, I am all for both parents to support their kids, but you have other income--your mommie is filthy rich now, so let her chip in! Or, get a job!

1651 days ago
60.

What's this?    

Why are so many of you calling Bristol a "whore" and a "bitch"? Just because she had a baby out of wedlock? Welcome to teenage pregnancy statistics. It takes TWO to have a child - that means EVERYBODY! Levi is extremely immature and has shirked his responsibilities as a father. Anybody can donate sperm but it takes a real man to balls up and be a dad. And just because Bristol's lawyer is asking this amount doesn't mean the courts will allow it. What if the courts turned the tables and required the men to raise the children from birth and allowed the mommas to just have visitation rights? There would be a lot of "bitchy" fathers going to court also. I think it rather sad Bristol has to file for support in the first place.

1651 days ago
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