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Bristol Palin Demands Levi Johnston Pay Child Support

Bristol Palin Wants Levi Johnston's Hard-Earned Money

Levi Johnston spent 2009 fame-balling himself in exchange for Palin family secrets and stripping for the camera. We don't entirely blame him! Photo shoots sound better than Alaska oil fields, but I doubt many would object to saying he stooped pretty low for fame and money. And now Bristol Palin wants her cut.

TMZ reports that yesterday Bristol's lawyer filed court documents demanding $1,750 a month in child support from Levi, retroactive to their son's birth in December 2008. She estimates Levi made "in excess of $105,000 in 2009 through various media interviews and modeling-related activities." In Alaska, noncustodial parents must pay 20 percent of income up $105,000, hence the $1,750 per month figure. However, because Bristol is seeking sole custody, she is only seeking temporary support. In other words, she wants to get what she can get.

Levi's manager (haha) said Levi's already paid Bristol more than $10,000 in child support and has not earned what she claims, as he was not paid for every interview; however, he did not say what Levi did make. While it's right that Bristol should get child support, would you really want money made by attacking you and your family? Or is it the ultimate revenge?

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karlorene karlorene 7 years
it's his child- he needs to pay up.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
I think it's good that she's asking for the support order. Bristol's parents may be wealthy and can afford to pay for their grandson (absorb mom's and baby's cost), but it's not their responsibility. And she's asking for that amount in according to the law in her state and she's estimating that Levi earned that amount of money--so I don't get why she may be accused of being 'greedy'-- and their son deserves to get child support from his dad. I don't care if Levi had to 'strip' to get that money (which he did do LOL), as long as it's legal. Their son deserves that support money however way he earned it. The court will decide how much the son will get support from dad eventually, so it's not really up to mom and dad in the end. It's too late to call them 'selfish' by this time, it's already happened, and what happened to them isn't special at all. Lots of unwed young women became mothers and many of them get to request child support from the non-custodial parent, regardless their political leaning.
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
he is legally obligated to financially support his child. the child's interest should come before both of theirs now.
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
ChooChoo - 100% agree!
staple-salad staple-salad 7 years
Of course he should pay child support, but I wouldn't be surprised if Bristol is being extra greedy about it.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
It has nothing to do with revenge or anything else. -- or, well, it shouldn't. It's his kid and he has to pay child support - and that number is based off of his income. Who will win in all this ? the attorneys !
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 7 years
hard earned money?? you're joking right? i completely agree with choo choo. on every point. who cares who her parents are? that's their money, not hers. and the baby is hers, not theirs. as much as they love their grandchild, they shouldn't have to financially support him. and what good comes out of saying that they shouldn't have had him? does it change anything? levi is such a douche, in every sense of the word.
First of all, her parents income shouldn't be considered. This child is not theirs. Secondly, the baby is already here, so whether they spawned or not isn't the issue. Lastly, I agree with toty. Levi is immature, and when and if that child finds out what his father did to his mother and grandparents, he'll be mighty impressed, won't he? I don't care what way you lean politically, you just don't do that if there's a child involved. He should man-up and pay up (and, if he paid money already, prove it).
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
I think is good she is asking for child support. His behavior makes me think that he doesn't think about his child. If I was someone that really care about my child I wouldn't be talking about my baby's mama like that in public. He is a big jerk, and I know she is not a saint but give her a break.She made a mistake and she is trying to move on with her life.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Doesn't she live with her parents? Her wealthy parents? How is that an appropriate figure?
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 7 years
I'll tell you what it is; selfish. On both parts. Shouldn't have spawned in the first place.
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