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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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Bristol and her baby are qualified for Native Health care in Alaska so stop with the "she has high medical bills". This is a rich girl who is making money off of getting prego and telling other girls not to do what she did. What a joke, she should not be a spokeperson to young girls at all!! They both need to stay off the media circus and think about the child. Sarah is doing the same thing with her child, like mother, like daughter!!

1732 days ago


All Levi has to do is hire a ghost writer like his mom-in-law did, write a juicy tell-all book, and viola!!! plenty child support money. The courts will require he have visitation privileges. They can't keep him from having a part of the baby's life. Anyway, didn't little miss Bristol just form her own corporation?

1732 days ago


EVERY MAN who fathers a child IS REQUIRED TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT! A lot of them don't, like my X. He only had to pay $128.00 a month which the Military paid so nothing actually came out of his income but once he got out of the military (the only way I knew he was out) the kids stopped getting any support. He was in arrears thousands and thousands of dollars. He went on to marry two more women and worked under the table so nothing could be garnished. I RAISED AND SUPPORTED my kids BY MY SELF! No THANKS TO THIS DEAD BEAT DAD WHO SUPPORTED HIS NEW FAMILY INSTEAD OF HIS CHILDREN!


1732 days ago


I cant believe all the PalinBots here. Their comments make for funny reading.
OPEN YOU EYES people! Bristol and her mom are GRIFTERS, pure and simple.

1732 days ago


Levi should get custody of Trip and the bitch should pay him child support for taking care of their child.

1732 days ago


Merin-boy I didn't know people who own 2 $500.000 houses and are racking in millions were blue collar? Wake up people, the Palin's are millionaire grifters! and minnyme Bristol is learning from the biggest grifter of all time. Bristol is NOT on her own, she lives with Granny Palin, drives an Escalade and has her own corporation, not exactly what I call blue collar. And I wouldn't talk about Levi's mother, since Bristol's own druggy aunt is being charged with robbery with her young child along, sentencing is 1/29.

1732 days ago


Levi and Bristol are the victims here and don't deserve criticism. They are basically still kids. Sarah Palin is like the Mother-in-law from hell, when she could be helping these young people understand how to be parents and both do the right thing instead of trying to crucify the father of her grandson. Shame on her.

1732 days ago


I think she is very lucky to have recieve $10,000 if there is no order in place. She is starting a bussiness she must have some sort of income??? think we are stupid. her name will get her more attention and help, hopefully an honest judge is put on case. I think sarah and bristol have over stepped there bounds, there are alot of dads that don't pay don't see their kids, for a 19/20 yr old doing both without an order she is very blessed! Go Justice System be honest and fair!

1732 days ago


So happy you became a republican do not listen to the idiots who think they are holier than thou look at Clinton look at John Edwards they are adults and they made mistakes this was a 17 yr old girl who made a mistake at least she is taking care of her baby not throwing it in garbage cans of dumpsters she should get child support and anyone who thinks she shouldn't is crazy

1732 days ago


Maybe this is why Levi can't visit his child or take Bristol money personally.

1732 days ago

TMZ hits a new low    

So this young little idiot tramp (and her mom who is obviously behind it) can keep the baby from the father but then run to the lawyers if the father makes money that they believe they're entitled to? Trailer Trash. (And I am a woman. It's not just guys who thinks they're bitches.)

1732 days ago


This is a picture of Trigg the son on SARAH PALIN, if you want one of Tripp the son of Bristol and Levi you'd have to pay big time.

Levi needs to sue all the Palin for extortion, they hold his son hostage.

1732 days ago

Anton Chigur    

Staring at pictures of Bristol (which I do often), gives me rigor mortis of the love gun, YES!! Its happening again!!

1732 days ago


Deadbeat? Hey, TMZ, watch your "mouth". There is no support order on this guy. Support (which he IS giving anyway) and visitation (which he's NOT getting from la Palin) will be determined in the court case. How much did the Palin's pay you to publish an idiotic headline like that?

1732 days ago

david miles    

Hey levi, grow up and take care of your son you dead beat kiss and tell girly boy.. I"m surprized you could father a son.. running around all over the media crying like a baby yourself..seems to me you need a binky to suck on or are you still useing your thumb.. this side of the johnston clain disowns you however we support your son...get a job

1732 days ago
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