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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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46.

whatever    

He has done exactly what he should which is NOT give her any money because the courts will only recognize it as a gift and not support. The girl should not have listened to her mother and alienated the father from the child. Sarah Palin need to back out of their business and let Levi & Bristol work through this with court ordered child support, custody & visitation in place. They have to deal with one another for the next 18 years... Mama needs to shut her mouth and play grandma.

1698 days ago
47.

Just sayin'    

Levi is such a doucher. Someone needs to hit him with their car so he can just go away already.

1698 days ago
48.

Casey    

Bristol Palin = Pump and Dump

1698 days ago
49.

Barb    

There should be court ordered child support.

1698 days ago
50.

Lola    

The court will take care of manipulating, deadbeat Levi. He will be ordered to put the check in the mail to be received by a certain date. And if he doesn't, he can sit in jail.

And if he receives court ordered child visitation, it will be up to Levi to make arrangements to visit the child. It will never be the mother's obligation to tote the child over to his house. Never.

1698 days ago
51.

tahoegeminii    

Maybe if Bristol wasn't having sex while using abstinence for birth control none of these problems would now exist. if Sarah
Palin is to stupid to know that if your teenage daughter has a steady boyfriend that abstinence isn't going to work as birth control-if she has the boyfriend then why not choose to be happy instead of RIGHT and put her on birth control-any adult should know you are just setting a teenager up to fail if you let your daughter have a steady relationship and don't think you need birth control-you have to be an ostrich to let your daughter continue to not have birth control in that situation-if Sarah Palin does not have the intelligence and foresight to see something as simple as that then how do any of her Kooky freak supporters think she is going to make a good decision maker-OMG! Besides Bristol didn't take money from Levi earlier because it makes a better case for the lawyers in the long run-So it seems Sarah Palin has the treachery and deceit to make a good court case for her unwed teenage mother of a daughter but not the wits to put her on the pill-everything this freak does just shows her true nature more and more-NASTY and DECEITFUL.

1698 days ago
52.

satanicfeminist    

Oh my, the games people play.

1698 days ago
53.

Audrey    

LEVI IS A LOSER..........fork over the child support buddy.

1698 days ago
54.

ml    

Hmmmm! And her mother Sarah bought her a S60,000 Cadillac Escalade??? This is interesting. It sounds like the Palins are greedy. Sarah Palin won't run or get the nominee in 2012. She is done! The conservatives are already mad at her because she is going to campaigning for Sen. John McCain in Arizona in March. McCain is a liberal just like the Democrats.

1698 days ago
55.

John    

@karen you lame a.. if he cared so much for his kid he would have used all that money to fight for him.. he is a d-bag and he is perfect for you

1698 days ago
56.

John    

@whatever no your wrong. Most courts will not take it as a gift.

and to the rest of the nimrods... who said Palin bought her that SUV. The D-bag sled chasing stupid Lawyer thinks so but heck he is a lawyer why not do his job and find out for sure. It doean matter even if her mom gave her 99 million dollars its still Levi's roll to help take care of the child.

1698 days ago
57.

celebutaunter77    

Pay the child support in pennies.

1698 days ago
58.

Angela    

This slut puppy is relentless. She is just like her stank mama. She thinks that she will bully everybody the way her mama bullied the first dude. Well guess what Bristol, he is not to bow down to you because you are not worth it. Levi, keep God and your son first then no one will be able to touch you.

1698 days ago
59.

Deb    

Levi was making some payments to Bristol prior to any Court intervention VanFlea. Wouldn't it be nice if her lawyer actually acted professionally with facts. Something he has never displayed.

Van Flea should address the issue with his clients Sarah and Bristol that she is holding the baby host age on many occassions. Last I knew, that's not legal. Not allowing Levi to see him when he has attended at the Palin house. Therefore the request to come to his.

1698 days ago
60.

reality    

It's really simple. No one forced her to have unprotected sex underaged. True older men skip child support payments a lot, but a 19 year old boy whom your family thrust into the spotlight? No chance, Bristol.

1698 days ago
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