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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."

113 COMMENTS

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31.

Uno    

I do not care for either side..
1) Sarah needs to keep herself OUT of ANY business between these two, they are both adults and the parents, not her.
2) Levi needs to have access to his child whenever possible NOT whenever is a good time for Bristol.
3) Levi needs to send ANY and ALL monies sent, THROUGH the COURTS!!

1703 days ago
32.

nof    

Consequences and reprisals, consequences and reprisals, consequences and reprisals - I doubt the dude even saw any of this coming -

i.e.

"They won't come after me because they've got money."


Nof

1703 days ago
33.

D    

WHY ARE YOU BELIEVING THIS DIRTBAG OH YEAH STICK IT TO THE PALINS. SHE HAS EVERY RIGHT TO ASK FOR CHILD SUPPORT LIKE MILLIONS OF OTHER WOMEN DO JUST BECAUSE SHE IS A PALIN YOU WANT TO DENY HER THE RIGHT TO CHILD SUPPORT YOU PEOPLE MAKE ME SICK

1703 days ago
34.

appauled by the stalkarazzi    

Levi is nothing but an over grown child making pi ss poor and lame excuses. Word of advice to the dead beat dumb @ss...grow up!

1703 days ago
35.

dee    

What a lame excuse for not mailing checks. Why should she have to go get it? It's his child too. Why should she have to take the baby to him? Visitation should not be done at the same time funds are exchanged anyway. These two need a legal structured visitation and financial agreement. Bristol is going to school to better herself and support her child. Levy is posing nude for Play Girl and going on shows badmouthing the grandmother and mother of his child.

1703 days ago
36.

Karen    

She deserves what she gets. Levi should be allowed to see his son and if the only way is to make the baby pickup the checks oh well. I am so tired about hearing about her and her family. Obama is in office due to her mom, as McCain had my vote until he picked her

1703 days ago
37.

k    

Levi finds a way to get to Hollywood events and photo shoots. He should find the time to visit his son and drop off the check at the same time.

1703 days ago
38.

sueinwa    

It has been obvious that the Palin's are restricting Levi from seeing his son. Until they free-up visitation, I don't disagree with Levi for requiring her to allow him to see his son and pick up a check at the same time. It is not like the baby is financially strapped.

1703 days ago
39.

perry mom    

WHY DOES THIS SURPRISE YOU?? THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PARENTS DO NOT TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN ABOUT SEX!!!! BRISTOL MADE AN ADULT DECISION TO HAVE SEX, WAKE UP AND DEAL WITH THE OUTCOME!!! DID YOU REALLY THINK LEVI WOULD STAY AND CONTINUE TO PLAY HOUSE??

1703 days ago
40.

Kat    

21. 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.

Posted at 12:42PM on Jan 22nd 2010 by Palin Go AWAY

Horrible parent? How about Levi's drug dealer mother? Isn't Levi the one who wanted to show the world his Johnson? Sheesh...

1703 days ago
41.

.............    

Bam-0 zero is going end up bringing a ton of Haitian refugees into the U.S. who will have free housing and free medical care while over 40 million people are uninsured, and can't find work.

1703 days ago
42.

Atomic58    

"Butler says Bristol is partly to blame for the fact that she hasn't gotten the support she wants." Get a grip, you dork. Be a man and pay up for your child's upkeep and quick looking for others to do it for you. Lame ass fool.

1703 days ago
43.

Bugz    

Sarah Palin is so hot.

1703 days ago
44.

DAngel    

The baby just turned one years old. Levi just started earning an income a few months ago (Sarah cost him his job as an electrician earlier in the year, remember? Google it.), and he's offered to give Bristol money as soon as the money started coming in for his modeling job -- no payment arrangements were ever set up yet, so it isn't like his missed child support payments. He has given her money, and she's refused some money. How is that being a deadbeat dad?

She is the one that has refused to let him see his son and has refused his money. People just chill out. You don't know anything about the case.

1703 days ago
45.

Rip It Up    

He #1 Bryan, if you think it's funny to make a baby and not take responsibility for it, then you're an ass. If you play, then you pay. Irresponsible morons like you should have their nuts cut off. STFU idiot.

1703 days ago
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