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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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76.

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.

623 days ago
77.

dynahog    

..and how is Bristol's son's behaiviot any different that this father?

All this no good father has done is try to leach wealth off Sarah and Bristol Palin's fame and fortune.

623 days ago
78.

Carol    

I hope Levi gets the boy.

623 days ago
79.

jacskon*    

The Palins are not smart people.

623 days ago
80.

D     

Sure he wants custody. This deadbeat is broke. The next thing he will want is control over the kids money he earnt doing the show so he can suck his own kid dry. and with custody he doesnt have to pay child support, which he doesnt have anyway. Scheming no good deadbeat.

623 days ago
81.

observer    

I see the douchebag is back.

623 days ago
82.

Hank    

Are you serious? He hasn't paid or shown any concern for his son yet what a loser. Levi can't even take care of himself. He's just trying to get attention again looking for someone to pay him for a interview. What a dirt bag. Bristol does a good job, kids say things and I'm sure if Trip was with his dad he would have much worse behavior.

623 days ago
83.

buzz kill    

Whatever you think of the Palin's, this guy is a total self absorbed loser. He only sees his kid as a meal ticket. If he was any kind of a man he would do whatever he had to do in order to provide for his son.

623 days ago
84.

isthisajoke    

Publicity stunt! Palin will blame this on the Gays & their oversensitivity to the F word being used by toddlers. She'll scream about toddlers have freedom of speech to swear & that doesn't make her a bad parent.

Then they'll all meet together at the place of Right Wing worship, Chick Fil A & hash things out with Levi. And then they'll all smile for the camera waving their Chick Fil A bags.

623 days ago
85.

jackie    

bristol, is a great mom to tripp. im sorry but levi hasn't even seen his son in how long?? there is no way the court will side with him

623 days ago
86.

jackie    

bristol, is a great mom to tripp. im sorry but levi hasn't even seen his son in how long?? there is no way the court will side with him

623 days ago
87.

Who Knew    

Ya, good luck with that looser. Just looking for that spot light again.

623 days ago
88.

Sapphiegirl    

WHY DOES IT TAKE A TV SHOW FOR THIS FATHER TO SEE HOW HIS SON IS BEHAVING! Wouldn't an INVOLVED parent already know this? WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING ALL THIS TIME LEVI THAT YOU WERE TOTALLY OBLIVIOUS TO YOUR OWN SON'S BEHAVIOR? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SAY TO THE JUDGE WHEN HE ASKS YOU THE SAME QUESTION?

623 days ago
89.

sally    

I love, love, love the comments pro and con regarding Bristol. She really is a horrible parent. Can you only imagine the fun we would have seen if the Palins got into office?.. McCain screwed himself by trying to "hire" a good-looking female.

623 days ago
90.

tessa    

Tripp needs the same thing as at least 50% of America's children. A family, yin and yang, a mother and a father . . . all together in one household making it work and creating balance and direction.

623 days ago
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