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Levi Johnston: My Future is Bleak

2/11/2010 7:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Levi Johnston has just fired back at his baby mama, Bristol Palin, and unlike grandma Sarah Palin, Levi didn't need to write crib notes on his hand.

Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin

Levi is responding to Bristol's demand for $1,750 a month in child support. In his opposing legal papers, Levi's lawyer, Rex Butler, says Levi's income is "erratic." Bristol claims that Levi raked in more than $105,000 in 2009. But attorney Butler says, prior to 2009, Levi never made more than $10,000 a year.

In the legal docs, Johnston agrees to pay 20% of his adjusted 2009 income -- though he doesn't say exactly how much he made. He also agrees to file quarterly income reports. In his declaration, Levi says in 2010, his only contractual guarantee for income is $25,000 plus "some contingencies based on my Playgirl shoot." He says he doesn't see how it's possible to pay $1,750 a month in child support.

And there's this. According to the docs, "Levi Johnston stands before this court as a 19-year-old with good hopeful for an entertainment career but the chances of increased income are as unknowable as it would be for any young person working his way into the entertainment industry: not particularly good."


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RE: "17. Since TMZ is apparently bent on referring to "crib notes" every time something about the Palin's comes up; then I expect that every time something about Obama speaking comes up, they will refer to the fact that he just HAS to use his teleprompter and is incapable of speaking without it. :-)"

TMZ doesn't have to do that. Fox "News" has it covered.

1627 days ago


Levi will have his chance with a hearing and discovery on what money Bri$tol makes. They know about all the fake LLC's the Palin's have going to hide money she makes, so it shouldn't be an issue. She may have to pay HIM!!

Palingates dot com has a great record of the mammoth amount of lies and nonsense that goes along with the Queen of the Hatriots and her Ex Half Governor husband, Todd. You DO know TODD was the REAL governor, right? Check out the palingates story from last Friday and over the weekend.

1627 days ago


This Bristol hypocrite needs to get herself a real job and leave the abstinence preaching to her mother. Child support is for the support of the child, not for the lazy over-entitled mother.

1627 days ago


This guy is such a poor excuse for a human being, yet he felt the need to procreate. So now, it's time to pay up. Just go out and get a book deal-everyone else that doesn't know how to write is doing it.

1627 days ago

Linda Lovelest    

The Palin show is just simple lowdown trash.

1627 days ago

Mom of 4    

It's his damn kid! He should financially support him...And all this crap about the Palins not letting him see him is pure speculation and gossip. I was a single mom for several years. I got up in the middle of the night w/ sick kids, I had to leave work early when someone had to be picked up early, I was the one "on call" 24/7. Fathers need to help with the financial help...Especially when they made over 4100,000. last year. Get over it, bitter angry people!

1627 days ago

Mom of 4    

Where on earth di you get $3599. a month? Try 1750. It's a small % of what he got for showing his small package.

1627 days ago


The real question here is not how much he should pay but why cant they share joint physical custody. If Bristol really wanted Levi in their childs life then she would agree to a joint physical custody arangement. Its really pathetic that all these (obvious) girls, not women, on here just expect that when you have a kid out of wedlock that you are due some monetary settlement for raising that child. You both need to raise that child and both financially support the child.
All these comments of "of course he needs to pay", just show that fathers rights in this country are nowhere to be found.
Also, 1750/mth. is way too much. As a father who has custody of my son I used to pay 300+ a month no matter if my income changed or not. Once I got custody of him she has been ordered to pay only 50$ a month. She is currently 7mts. behind.

1627 days ago


I wish his 15 minutes would expire. Nobody cares that he got a teenager pregnant and now wants to make money off her mother's notoriety. I don't know why anyone gives a crap about what he is doing. ET should stop covering him because there is no reason why anyone should care what he is up to. He needs to go back to school or get a job like most everyone else does to earn money to take care of his kid.

1627 days ago


"Men's rights"? You're speaking Chinese, buddy.

1627 days ago


Bristol has to get child support while she can, while Levi is still cashing in on his 15 mins of fame. He is not going to earn the money he has during this past year. Child support has to do with a percentage of the father's earnings. It has nothing to do with Sarah, it has to do with Levi paying for his child. If Bristol doesn't get money while he has it, he won't have it later. Levi is such a loser, all he could come up with to earn money was to take off his clothes. Pathetic! Some people apparently think just because he paid some support, he shouldn't have to pay anymore. It doesn't work that way. He should pay a percentage as he earns it. If he earns more or less in the future, then it still should be a percentage.

1627 days ago


Let this be a lesson to him. Use protection or keep it in your pants kids. Even though that seems like a bunch of money for one child, there's plenty of celebs who have to pay $15 grand or more month for one child which I find fair. They make loads of money so $15 grand isn't gonna spiral them into debt. Plus it's their kid so they need to share the wealth. If you don't like it then don't have kids, plain and simple. You need to pay up for your spawn according to how much you make a year. $1700 his not a lot for this kid. He's raking in money now because he's a "celeb". That's the price you pay for knocking up other "celebs". You become a "celeb" and you have to pay up more money. Get a job. I don't feel sorry for him at all. He can make more money posing nude in a gay magazine or something.

1627 days ago


It’s the beginning of the end for liberalism. Defending the indefensible is an exercise in futility, but I’m enjoying watching every minute of it.

The left is being forced to equate 6 scribbled words on a woman’s palm with thousands of words on a teleprompter. They have to defend 1 1/2 trillion dollar deficits and multi-trillion dollar health care entitlements as necessary to lower spending. They have to explain why spending half a billion to try terrorists in NYC is preferable to far less expensive and equally constitutional military tribunals.

And now they’re desperately trying to cover for an international scandal that’s exposed manmade global warming to be nothing more than a manufactured crisis in order to control the world economy.

Those with their hands out will stay with him, as will those with collectivist mindsets. But there are more of us than there are of these dysfunctional Obama sycophants. WE (the people) will overcome!

1627 days ago


Bristol....I'd butter that muffin

1627 days ago


Levi has had visitation. Levi was shown with the baby and a birthday cake. Levi was then shown giving the baby a bath in the kitchen sink. Also shown was Levi's mother fresh out of prison. It was a nice family gathering.

1627 days ago
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