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Bristol Palin to Levi Johnston - Pay Up, Deadbeat
TMZ ^ | 01/22/10 | Staff

Posted on 01/21/2010 11:13:05 PM PST by OldDeckHand

Bristol Palin wants Levi Johnston to step up as a dad and pay her some of the money he's raked in from his naked media blitz.

Court documents were filed by Bristol's lawyer Wednesday in Alaska, demanding $1,750 a month from Levi, retroactive to the birth of son Tripp on December 27, 2008.

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Bristol believes Levi has pulled in "in excess of $105,000 in 2009 through various media interviews and modeling related activities."

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KEYWORDS: childsupport; johnston; palin; serveshimright
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$1,750 a MONTH - that's gonna leave a mark.
1 posted on 01/21/2010 11:13:07 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand
$1,750 a MONTH - that's gonna leave a mark.

Not really.

At $105,000/yr., that's $8,750/mo., so $1,750/mo. is only twenty percent on a pre-tax basis.

Johnston is young and, judging by the fact that he hasn't gone to college, probably largely debt-free.

$7,000/mo. on a pre-tax basis is a heckuva lot of cash flow for someone with little or no debts.

2 posted on 01/21/2010 11:15:42 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385
"At $105,000/yr., that's $8,750/mo., so $1,750/mo. is only twenty percent on a pre-tax basis."

It's the pre-tax part that's the killer - after tax, it's probably closer to 35%, just doing the math in my head. And, let's get serious, Levi Johnston is never going to see that much money again.

3 posted on 01/21/2010 11:21:36 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

If I were her, I’d tell him that if he’d sign away his parental rights, she’d drop the child support suit.


4 posted on 01/21/2010 11:25:17 PM PST by FarRightFanatic (It wasn't an election. It was a socialist coup.)
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To: FarRightFanatic

This story is the culmination of a greedy SOB. His time is up. (Batboy where are you?)


5 posted on 01/21/2010 11:28:12 PM PST by eyedigress ( now.)
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To: rabscuttle385
"Johnston is young and, judging by the fact that he hasn't gone to college, probably largely debt-free.

I'm sorry but that seems like a dumb assumption, care to reconsider? :)

6 posted on 01/21/2010 11:28:15 PM PST by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: OldDeckHand

Sex with Bristol is a double edged sword.

I find both of their behavior to be unsavory. While I do not blame Sarah for it, my gut tells me she should have been at home taking care of her kids instead of running the state of Alaska.

Yeah I am one of those sexist pigs who thinks that families should be cared for by their mothers, raised by their parents and supported by their fathers.


7 posted on 01/21/2010 11:30:08 PM PST by pennyfarmer (Your Socialist Beat our Liberal)
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To: OldDeckHand
From his brain-dead looks he might already be broke from buying drugs from his mother.
8 posted on 01/21/2010 11:31:30 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (LOL!!)
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To: FarRightFanatic
That might be just the approach she is going to take.
9 posted on 01/21/2010 11:32:50 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: OldDeckHand

Bristol would do well to keep Levi far away from the baby for the foreseeable future, and forget about the child support. Bristol’s mama can easily afford to pay the tab, and her inattentiveness to her own parenting duties is largely responsible for Bristol’s unfortunate predicament. Having scummy Levi around demanding regular visitation just worsens the predicament, and if nobody’s bugging him to pay, I doubt he’d bother asking for visitation. The Palins need to learn to cut their losses.


10 posted on 01/21/2010 11:34:01 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: pennyfarmer
Yeah I am one of those sexist pigs who thinks that families should be cared for by their mothers, raised by their parents and supported by their fathers.

I don't really care which parent does what, but at least *one* of them needs to make sure their minor teenage daughter isn't sleeping around with the druggie, scummy teenage boys. Neither of the Palins were attending to this duty.

11 posted on 01/21/2010 11:36:26 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: GovernmentShrinker
"Having scummy Levi around demanding regular visitation just worsens the predicament"

Bingo. If he makes child payments..he gets to visit the kid regularly, or no dice. That is a worse scenario than getting no money at all.

12 posted on 01/21/2010 11:37:37 PM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: OldDeckHand

Yup. Levi Johnston’s stock tanked after Scott Brown killed ObamaCare. I think the insane libs may realize the Levi bashing of Sarah schtick is well beyond weary and not very effective. Levi pretty much spilled his guts with all the stories he had or made up.

Levi will probably have a very unhappy life.


13 posted on 01/21/2010 11:42:02 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: FarRightFanatic

That would be her smartest move. Put as much distance between her and him as possible.


14 posted on 01/21/2010 11:46:44 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: OldDeckHand

sad he hasn’t paid squat..


15 posted on 01/21/2010 11:47:56 PM PST by FreeperFlirt
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To: FarRightFanatic

If I were her, I’d tell him that if he’d sign away his parental rights, she’d drop the child support suit.
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I think they already tried that. Levi isn’t going to give him up because the day is coming, soon, where he’ll be getting child support from her.

May he continue to gain weight.


16 posted on 01/21/2010 11:50:20 PM PST by carolina71
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Yeah I am one of those sexist pigs who thinks that families should be cared for by their mothers, raised by their parents and supported by their fathers.
I don’t really care which parent does what, but at least *one* of them needs to make sure their minor teenage daughter isn’t sleeping around with the druggie, scummy teenage boys. Neither of the Palins were attending to this duty.
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Give me a break ! You can be a stay at home Mom or you can be the Governor of Alaska. If your child decides to have sex while you believe they’re at the movies, they win (and ultimately lose).

Of course there’s always this option — why should my daughter be *punished* with a baby.

And, “sexist pig” who do you think carries the blame? The guy or the girl?
Zippers work both ways.


17 posted on 01/21/2010 11:57:23 PM PST by carolina71
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To: Soothesayer9

Bingo. If he makes child payments..he gets to visit the kid regularly, or no dice. That is a worse scenario than getting no money at all.


Wrong ! In the majority of states he/she gets visitation regardless of whether they’ve met their support payments.


18 posted on 01/21/2010 11:58:53 PM PST by carolina71
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To: pennyfarmer
Nice to see with your insight and not just a Sarah worshiper.
19 posted on 01/21/2010 11:59:18 PM PST by mefistofelerevised
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To: GovernmentShrinker
I don't really care which parent does what, but at least *one* of them needs to make sure their minor teenage daughter isn't sleeping around with the druggie, scummy teenage boys. Neither of the Palins were attending to this duty.

LOL - lessee, ya got all the memes stuffed in thar, and ya capitalized on the previous poster, and yer already cleared by the crypt, and yet:


20 posted on 01/22/2010 12:00:14 AM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker
I don't really care which parent does what, but at least *one* of them needs to make sure their minor teenage daughter isn't sleeping around with the druggie, scummy teenage boys. Neither of the Palins were attending to this duty.

LOL - lessee, ya got all the memes stuffed in thar, and ya capitalized on the previous poster, and yer already cleared by the crypt, and yet:


21 posted on 01/22/2010 12:00:14 AM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

I’m with you in that one parent on duty should be sufficient (such as they have now), but I hate to see Bristol on a tabloid cover or on Oprah with her mom.


22 posted on 01/22/2010 12:06:32 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: pennyfarmer

And we all know that the children of stay at home moms never get pregnant out of wedlock!

see my tagline


23 posted on 01/22/2010 12:19:37 AM PST by Shimmer1 (Think. It isn’t illegal yet)
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To: carolina71
Amen. Short of locking them in a tower, there's not as much control over a child's every move once they get older. Some parents like to think they are perfect and some kids are really good at helping their parents think that. lol I know I had a few tricks they didn't know about and my parents were about as eagle-eyed as they come.

My cousin had a SAHM and a preacher for a father. She went away to a very strict, conservative, gender segregated christian college and turned up pregnant. Shock! Like the Palin's, her family supported her in spite of their disappointment.

24 posted on 01/22/2010 12:31:07 AM PST by TNdandelion (While Obama plays with his balls, Afghanistan falls.)
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To: OldDeckHand

somepeople act like 17 going on 18 is 14
There’s a big difference between being almost 18 and preggers and being 14 and preggers. One is a pushing adulthood, one is a child. Bristol’s decision to carry to term and keep her child should have nothing to do with whether Sarah was/is a good mother.

And if Bristol can hit the deadbeat dad up for money now while he has it, good for her. I’m sure it will go into savings and not be spent carelessly.


25 posted on 01/22/2010 12:44:13 AM PST by blueplum
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To: GovernmentShrinker

It looks as though many on here aren’t abreast of the laws. Whether or not Levi pays child support, he is entitled to see his child. Legally, unless he is endangering the child, she can’t withhold visitation rights.

And, I just love the judgmental attitudes of some on this forum about Sarah and Todd being responsible for Bristol’s pregnancy, as though they are bad parents. Kids can skip school and end up in the back seat of cars. How is this the parent’s fault? Some are so ignorant and judgmental.


26 posted on 01/22/2010 1:08:52 AM PST by Catsrus
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To: pennyfarmer; GovernmentShrinker

If you think Sarah Palin being a stay-at-home-mom would have made a difference in her daughter Bristol’s unwed pregnancy, they you are sadly mistaken.

There is NO correlation between teenage pregnancies and whether the teenagers mother worked or stayed home. Other factors are at play here, mostly peer attitudes towards sexual activity.

There are some very decent and good parents who end up with illegitimate grandkids.


27 posted on 01/22/2010 2:36:33 AM PST by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: pennyfarmer
While I do not blame Sarah for it, my gut tells me she should have been at home taking care of her kids instead of running the state of Alaska.

Bristol is an adult, and had the ability (the choice) to say "NO", or at least use protection.

28 posted on 01/22/2010 2:55:20 AM PST by Hacksaw
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To: pennyfarmer

“Yeah I am one of those sexist pigs who thinks that families should be cared for by their mothers, raised by their parents and supported by their fathers.”

100 stay at home mothers couldn’t keep raging hormones and two hot and bothered teens apart. Sex happens, all the time.


29 posted on 01/22/2010 3:06:17 AM PST by poobear
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To: TNdandelion

This is what many people, even conservatives, don’t understand. “Family values” DOESN’T mean controlling everything every member of your family does so that they don’t screw up. It means being there for them when they do screw up to help minimize the effect and get them back on their feet. This is exactly what Sarah did for her daughter.

Family values is about guiding your family toward the right path. That doesn’t mean they’ll take it.


30 posted on 01/22/2010 3:43:17 AM PST by Echo4C
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To: OldDeckHand

Man is she is so hot to end up with a deadbeat like him


31 posted on 01/22/2010 3:53:16 AM PST by valkyry1
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To: SatinDoll

Well put SatinDoll, I agree with you.


32 posted on 01/22/2010 6:19:42 AM PST by 2001convSVT ("Only Property Owners that pay taxes should have the right to Vote")
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To: pennyfarmer

Gee I guess your life really really sucks, you know being perfect and all.


33 posted on 01/22/2010 6:22:03 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: Frantzie
Levi will probably have a very unhappy life.

Look on the bright side, it's likely to be short too.

34 posted on 01/22/2010 6:28:47 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: FarRightFanatic
"If I were her, I’d tell him that if he’d sign away his parental rights, she’d drop the child support suit."

I agree totally with this. She doesn't need that creep. But I do imagine she's a bit "put out", with his media blitz.

35 posted on 01/22/2010 6:29:11 AM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: pennyfarmer
OK - your children must be young b/c you don't seem to have a clue how even the best of families struggle to keep their sons/daughter pure in this sex filled society. I venture to say the only place they hear about chastity and the virtue of” waiting” until marriage is at home and at church. The other 99% of the time they have to live in a culture that is OBESSESSED with sex. Much harder than when we were young. Not saying don't raise the bar with kids but it is REALLY, REALLY hard for both parents and teens today.
36 posted on 01/22/2010 6:51:02 AM PST by awin
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Have you ever done something you know your parents didn’t like? Parental lockdown is what usually drives rebellious teenagers. I am sure you know about the preacher’s daughter that got pregnant out of wedlock. Happens everyday, but then again you might be praying for Palin’s failure.


37 posted on 01/22/2010 7:17:26 AM PST by Leader_Of_The _Conservatives (Palin rules....Odumbo drools)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Levi will probably have a very unhappy life.
“Look on the bright side, it’s likely to be short too.”

I was thinking the same thing. He probably thought he would become rich and famous at a young age over this. He will think some how he was cheated out of fame and riches. I would not want to be him. He will probably end up dead at a young age from booze and drugs.

I hope it does not happen but he sounds like a real dim bulb.


38 posted on 01/22/2010 7:36:10 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: pennyfarmer
Why put all the blame on Sarah? Why leave Mr Palin out of the equation? He wasn't running Alaska.

Why blame anyone? Blame doesn't change the circumstances. Stuff happens, it happened. Blame is hanging on to the past. It so easy to criticize someone else, point fingers... then it happens in your own family, and you will blame who? yourself? I doubt it.

Now is the time to concentrate on the baby's future.

39 posted on 01/22/2010 7:38:44 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: pennyfarmer

I wish the rest of the world could live in this wonderful place you live in!
Nothing but sunshine,clear blue skies,crisp cool pine scented air to breathe and abundantly flowered roads to travel where no one every has a problem.
God has certainly blessed you better than the rest of us mere mortals. Congratulations!


40 posted on 01/22/2010 7:59:39 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: Catsrus
Kids can skip school and end up in the back seat of cars. How is this the parent’s fault?

But that's not what happened here, unless Sarah was lying through her teeth when she talked to the media about it. Her story was that she certainly knew Bristol and Levi had been dating, and had been planning to get married even before the pregnancy came along. Since everybody else in Wasilla seems to have known that Levi was a druggie party animal and that his mother was a dealer, either Ma and Pa Palin knew and didn't care, or they had their heads in the sand. If I'd gotten involved with a guy like that while I was in high school, my parents would have escorted me to school eavery morning and been waiting there to pick me up immediately when classes let out, and kept me under close supervision 24/7. They would also have talked to the school officials and made sure I wasn't in any classes with the scummy boy, and if at all possible, would have gotten me out of the school and sent me elsewhere (as the Palins apparently did with their eldest son, who from all reports was pretty much the same sort of young man as Levi).

41 posted on 01/22/2010 8:54:40 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: 9YearLurker

Who knows if they have one parent on duty now. Sarah is running all over the country, and last I heard Todd was still away fishing or oil-fielding much of the time. For her resignation speech, he’d just flown in a few hours earlier from one of these gigs to be there for the media show. And this is what was going on while Bristol was getting pregnant. Sarah, while serving as governor and travelling to events out of state, didn’t even tell Todd for two weeks that the baby she was carrying had been diagnosed with Down Syndrome, because she was waiting for him to get back from the oil fields. Who the h*!! was watching their passel of children/teens?


42 posted on 01/22/2010 9:01:33 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Catsrus

I know the laws, but the law and practical reality are two different things. Father who aren’t paying tend to make themselves scarce. And if they’ve been ordered by a court to make payments and simply refuse, they can end up in jail, and I don’t think courts generally order custodial mothers to bring their kids to visit their deadbeat dads in jail.


43 posted on 01/22/2010 9:03:56 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: GovernmentShrinker

You think “inattention” causes pregnancy? Wow.


44 posted on 01/22/2010 9:06:33 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Shimmer1

bingo.


45 posted on 01/22/2010 9:20:03 AM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: GovernmentShrinker

I believe he left his oil field position last year, and if he’s with the kids full time that’s a good to me as any male pol has with his wife. I also don’t condemn anyone who isn’t a full-time stay-at-home mom. And I don’t judge those families who appear perfect outwardly over those who let some imperfections spill out. (Too perfect an outward appearance is often a locked-down cover-up for repressed family problems.)

But all that said, I really don’t get the hauling Bristol out and making a celebrity of contrition of her. That makes me very uncomfortable.


46 posted on 01/22/2010 10:04:04 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Yeah, and parading visibly pregnant Bristol AND Levi across the stage at the Republican Convention was downright disgusting.


47 posted on 01/22/2010 10:09:06 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: GovernmentShrinker

I agree. I was surprised she did it - a huge mistake. She should have asked for privacy for her daughter and kept her at home. Who wants a Levi Johnson hanging around the White House?


48 posted on 01/22/2010 10:12:29 AM PST by Dante3
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To: GovernmentShrinker

It doesn’t matter if you take them to school or pick them up. If kids want to see someone, they’re going to find a way to do it regardless of how much you stand over them. I know nothing of Levi’s drug use, but, what I do know from raising 4 kids is that the more you forbid them to see someone, the more they’ll want to see that person.

So, your argument blaming the parents if futile. Bristol knew better, but, like so many other young people, gave into the temptation.


49 posted on 01/22/2010 12:35:46 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Yes, the courts can order payment and go to jail. What I was saying is that Bristol can’t stop him from seeing the child even if he isn’t paying. I doubt she would take the child to see him in jail, but, that isn’t the point - she can’t withhold him seeing the baby now.


50 posted on 01/22/2010 12:37:53 PM PST by Catsrus
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