Bristol Palin Demanding Baby Daddy Levi Johnston Pay Up; Read The Court Docs

Jan. 22 2010, Published 1:29 p.m. ET

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Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol wants a chunk of the money her ex Levi Johnston is making off his media appearances and from his much-publicized  Playgirl photo shoot to help support the couple’s one-year-old son Tripp.

COURT DOCUMENTS: Read Bristol’s Motion For Child Support

Bristol’s lawyer filed papers in Alaska late Thursday demanding that Levi pay $1,750 a month in child support. The couple have a one-year old son Tripp, born out-of-wedlock. In the papers, Palin says Johnston has pulled in "in excess of $105,000 in 2009 through various media interviews and modeling related activities."

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She’s also asking that the payments be retroactive to the birth of their son, who was born out-of-wedlock on December 27, 2008.

In the docs, Palin says she “has provided nearly 100% of the care and custody” for Tripp since his birth. She also states: "I have received limited and sporadic financial assistance from Mr. Johnston, totaling only $4,400 over 13 months.”

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Bristol's request is for temporary support, until a permanent child support order can be implemented.

Since giving birth, Palin, now 19, has become an advocate for abstinence and speaks out against teen pregnancy.

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"Bristol has set forth the facts regarding child support in her affidavit filed in court,” Her attorney’s office tell “The law in Alaska is clear, a parent is obligated to support his or her child. It is unfortunate Bristol has to seek court intervention in this regard."

For his part, Johnston claims he is baffled by the filing and says that he has offered Bristol money that she has turned down in the past.

A source close to the situation though tells, “Levi's statements, through his lawyer, are not statements under oath.  Take them for what they are worth. To paraphrase Jerry McGuire "Show us the money."  Levi has produced no documentation of either his earnings or what he claims he has paid.  Only Bristol has.  With or without a court order, a responsible parent makes sure their child is supported financially.”



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