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Levi Johnston to Bristol Palin - Go Blame Yourself

1/22/2010 2:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Levi Johnston is baffled at Bristol Palin's demand for child support, because he's offered her money in the past but she hasn't taken it -- this, according to Levi's lawyer.

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston

Attorney Rex Butler tells TMZ, Levi has told Bristol on several occasions he wanted her to come to his house to pick up checks for Tripp's support. Butler says Levi also told her "it would be nice" if she brought Tripp along when she picked up the checks, because Levi wanted to spend time with his son. Butler says on each occasion Bristol was a no-show.

Butler says Bristol is partly to blame for the fact that she hasn't gotten the support she wants. Butler tells TMZ on one occasion Levi was prepared to hand over $3,000 ... but Bristol never showed.

As for why Levi didn't just put the check in the mail ... Butler says, "Why should he have to do that. He's not dangerous to her."

As we first reported, Bristol filed legal docs late Thursday asking for $1,750 a month in child support from Levi, claiming he's only paid $4,400 since Tripp was born. Levi's manager says the Playgirl model has forked over more than $10K.

Butler would not tell us how much Levi made in 2009, but says it's significantly less than $250,000.

And, Butler says, Bristol's been driving around in a $60,000 Cadillac Escalade that he believes Sarah Palin bought ... and he thinks Sarah is controlling Bristol and is behind the latest legal move.

UPDATE: Bristol's lawyer tells TMZ, "Bristol has set forth the facts regarding child support in her affidavit filed in court. The law in Alaska is clear: a parent is obligated to support his or her child. It is unfortunate Bristol has to seek court intervention in this regard."

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tiffyb54    

First!

1549 days ago
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realitybaby    

Is this lawyer for real? What the heck does it matter if she drives her parents car? As for child support if you really have it you send it - me and millions other fought for these laws and I expect Bristol to enforce her child support rights!

1549 days ago
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Loud and talentless    

A $60,000 Cadillac to cruise around town in? That'll teach her to keep those legs crossed, huh?

1549 days ago
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Maisy    

He's a pig. Talk about an ego "Why should I stick them in the mail?" perhaps because you want to support your kid by any means?

So what if she's driving around in something like that? I know several well to do families that have bought their child cars. (Sadly I wasn't one of them)

1549 days ago
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Barney Bush    

I can smell Caribou Barbie all the way from Wasilla as she holds down her daughter's life.

1549 days ago
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REALbarbwire7    

First, you send the money and show good faith, with no drama. After time, she begins to trust that you care about your son, and THEN she might even arrange to meet to pick up the checks and bring their son. Who ever said, I've got support money.....come and get it? That's not how it's done. Clearly this guy doesn't get it....any of it. If he's that immature, then he should stay on the path he's on, make as much money as possible, and move on.

1549 days ago
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John    

Man up you D bag and pay support. This stupid crap about paying her if she comes over is lame. If he wanted his kid so bad he could have taken that 100k and fought her. What a fing loser.

In California they would have raped him with support the min he didn't mail the check. The DA offices here can collect a fee for helping collect so the parent just needs to call them and they will be on the dead beat like the A team.

I am a single father and my ex does this crap too. She hasn't paid me anything because she only wants to pay 50 a month so because I think a college grad can make more and pay me more than 50 bucks I am going to go to file the same papers. The stupid ex won't even help pay for my girls meds when she is sick.

1549 days ago
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Sean    

White trash at it's finest!

1549 days ago
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John    

His lawyer is some stupid sled chasing loser too. Who cares what Bristol is driving it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter if her mom leased it for her or Bristol got it on her own.

To say thats the other reason he won't send any money for his kid is a joke and he should be dis barred.

1549 days ago
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cathy b    

levi should put all the money in escroll or a bank account for his son. this " i tried to give her money " is BS. when you have children you just do it. what a joke they both are

1549 days ago
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who has the facts? ME    

Bristol's driving around in an Escalade?

Yep, that's the first thing poor white trash buys when it comes into money. Forget the college funds kids, I'm gettin' me a Cadillac!!

Catch Sarah and Bristol on Oprah this afternoon...golly, they don't want to be "CELEBRITIES" just like Levi, now do they??
And getting paid money from US Weekly for pictures of your kids is pretty sad - I have said all along that Sarah Palin would sell her kids to the highest bidder and she's proving me right, you betcha!!

1549 days ago
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yram    

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? come to my house and pick up a child support check???? Mail the check and go see your son on your own time. The two have absolutey nothing to do with each other. It's time to take on your responsibility and stop using your 5 minute fame as a teenage father to become a celebrity. Take care of your child

1549 days ago
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Ronald Raygun    

Why the long face, Bristol?

1549 days ago
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Bash a Pap    

She is a nasty little girl. Her mother is a horrible parent. If you think her mother is great it says A WHOLE LOT ABOUT YOUR MORALS.

1549 days ago
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jdklb    

What a bunch of BS. I have been a legal assistant for over 26 years and not once in all those years have I ever heard such crap! Refusing to pay child support unless the receiving parent comes to your home to pick it up?!?! Seriously? I would love to hear that excuse fly in a courtroom where I live. If he wants to be a father, let him be a father but part of being a good parent is supporting your child, not playing ridiculous games with the other parent. Oh, and who cares what kind of car she drives?

1549 days ago
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