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Levi Johnston Wants

FULL CUSTODY of Son

Fury Over Palin TV Show

8/6/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0803_levi_johnston_tmzLevi Johnston believes Bristol Palin is a TERRIBLE PARENT -- and the proof is in her reality show ... in which she lets their son Tripp run wild, talk back, curse, and show no respect to his elders ... so he's decided to take action ... and seek full custody.

In case you're like most of the country, and haven't been watching Bristol's new reality show "Life's a Tripp" -- she and Levi's son has been a little ball of trouble ... and in one recent episode, even called his aunt Willow the f-word.

080312_bristol_launch_v2During the same episode, Bristol admits, "I'm doing a terrible job disciplining Tripp."

Now, Levi's had enough -- telling TMZ, he's been watching the show and is "disgusted" by his son's language and behavior. Levi says his son is on a "downward spiral" and getting "no real parenting."

Levi tells us, Tripp "deserves a better family" than what Bristol and the rest of the Palins are providing -- adding, "I love my son more than anything ... and I will do whatever it takes to make sure he is raised the right way."

To ensure that happens, Levi dropped by the courthouse in Wasilla, Alaska this week to pick up all the necessary paperwork to obtain full custody of Tripp -- and he plans to file it ASAP.

Calls to Bristol were not returned.

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Jason    

I have kids they all go thru this phase. Bristol is doing an incredible job in the face of adversity. As a father, I sympathize most with Todd. I don't know how he doesn't knock every single one of your teeth out Levi.

745 days ago
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Jason    

...fyi, my daughters love Bristol and Willow and think the whole family is awesome. Take that LAME-stream.

745 days ago
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Jan    

LOL LOL. When you are serious about seeking custody, you POSE FOR A PHOTO in front of the courthouse in PALMER, AK with some papers in your hand. LOL LOL LOL What a loser!!!

745 days ago
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yomama    

lol, it would be HILARIOUS if he got custody and she had to pay him child support. He's a douchebag but she's a c u next thursday and is clearly doing a poor job with the child. At least tripp would have a two parent home with Levi and some stability.

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ProChoiceGrandma    

Good for Levi! Tripp needs a stable home. The Palin mafia has dominated the airwaves and media to paint Levi as an uncaring deadbeat dad. Levi has not had the kind of money it would take to battle the Palins. However, Bristol's reality show is all the evidence Levi needs to show the court that Bristol has exploited that little boy for cash and subjected him to an unstable living environment.

745 days ago
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abby    

Both the Palin family and Johnson family are white trash. It doesn't matter which household Tripp is raised in, he'll be white trash also. He's already on his way.

745 days ago
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Maverick    

What do you expect when the Palin family is basically a bunch of dumb, racist hillbillies? More dumb, racist hillbillies.

It's why the US is failing, because of sexually promiscuous dimwits who create more and more dimwits for generations.

745 days ago
68.

e33    

It's disturbing there are people who give these people money. That whole family is filth.

745 days ago
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The PMG    

I'm sure the former Playgirl model will be a shining example of a good father figure. 0.o

745 days ago
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Lucy M    

I have seen her reality show, her son is just like any three year old. He is very lucky to have so many people close by that love him. I have a three yr old son and he acts the same as Tripp. There is no way in hell a judge is going to grant this dead beat dad full custody, It sounds more like a publicity stunt than anything else.

745 days ago
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No Nonsense Momma    

Someone needs their behind whipped-and I mean Tripp! And before all haters come out, here it is simply:YOU HAVE TO BE THE ADULT WHEN DEALING WITH A CHILD. No giggling, no half-hearted threats about time out, and to ask a 3 1/2 yr old to just REPEAT what he said??? Outrageous. If you are not the authority in your child's life, then this is exactly the kind of child you get. No kid is perfect, they are always going to test things, but if you do not show that you are firmly in control and that you WILL NOT back down, you stand a much better chance raising happier, well-adjusted, focused kids. And before you ask-I have 4, all have never been a moment's trouble because we have made it clear we are in charge, and we are not your buddy-we are your parents first!!

745 days ago
72.

tricia    

HE will ensure the child is raised in the 'right way'?? LOL Yeah good one, Levi. We've been watching you from the start. You've been a real class act....NOT

745 days ago
73.

Elizabeth    

Levi Johnson is an arrogant jerk, and Bristol Palin- has a foul mouth, I wouldn't trust him or her;

745 days ago
74.

Toilethead    

Get that poor kid away from those lunatics. That family belongs in a trailer court.

745 days ago
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Murph    

I feel very sorry for this child at this point. I'm not a Sarah Palin hater, nor am I a supporter and this story isn't about her as it would seem by some of the comments. We would never have even heard of the family had she not incorrectly been thrown into the spotlight in 2008 by McCain's people. It was a bad choice. However, since Bristol has chosen to put herself in the spotlight by way of a reality show -- she is subjecting herself to being put under a microscope. I, for one, do not like any child saying that he hates his mother just because he doesn't get his way. She needed to make good on her threat and punish him for that first of all, and then the hitting, and then the bad word he repeated. She does need to be a parent. As for anyone feeling that Levi is the better choice -- he hasn't proven that at all. He is doing the same thing as Bristol by being in the spotlight and putting his personal matters for all to see. I truly wish they would go back to anonymity and put the child as a priority and actually parent the child. It's sad because she was a child having a child.

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