Britstol Palin apparently thinks her baby daddy, Levi Johnston, is a big fat liar … and she’s subpoenaing CNN and Playgirl to prove it.
The lawyer for Sarah Palin’s kid is scoffing at legal docs filed by Levi’s lawyer — docs claiming Levi made but a pittance over the last few years and should not have to pay $1,688.42 a month in child support – which is what Bristol wants.
Levi says the best he’s done in the income department so far is last year — claiming he made approximately $101,000. Apparently Palin’s not buying it, because her lawyer issued subpoenas today to CNN, Playgirl, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Star Magazine, and National Enquirer, asking for hard figures on how much they paid Levi.
And there’s what Palin’s lawyer believes is a smoking gun. Levi claimed in legal docs that he made no more than $10,000 a year prior to 2009. But in the new docs, Palin’s lawyer attached Levi’s pay stub from 2008, showing he raked in $18,594.50 from one employer – a construction company in Alaska.
Bristol Palin is suing her ex-boyfriend, Levi Johnson for owed back child support. The claim is that Levi owes owed $18,350, based on required payments of $1,750 a month since the December 2008.
Alaskain law requires child support of up to 20% of your income, up to $105k. According to Palin and her attorney, Johnson only paid $4,400 in the 13 months instead of the $22,750 he owed.
Bristol has provided nearly 100 percent of the care and custody for the parties’ child,” her lawyer, Thomas Van Flein, said in the complaint. “However, Bristol has received only limited and sporadic child support payments from Mr. Johnston.”
The custody dispute between Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, over their 1-year-old son, Tripp, is playing out in court, and despite Bristol Palin’s efforts to keep the case confidential, a judge last week opened it to the public.
Palin filed a petition for full legal and physical custody Nov. 4. She argued that she and her family already provided almost all of the care and asserted that “Levi is not yet mature enough to take on significant parental responsibilities.”
But Johnston says he wants to share custody of his son and do what he can for Tripp, and Bristol Palin.
Johnston fought to allow the custody matter to unfold in public, saying in a sworn statement that doing so would help put everyone on their best behavior.
“The Tonight Show” stirred up a bit — and we do mean just a bit — of controversy Wednesday night by having William Shatner do a dramatic reading of Twitter updates purportedly written by Palin family scourge and soon-to-be Playgirl model Levi Johnston.
Except they weren’t really Johnston’s authentic tweets. They were those of an impostor using Johnston’s name, and his lawyer demanded an apology. He got one, in a manner of speaking, on Thursday’s show. But it’s hard to pick a fight with a guy who has his own TV show.
“I’d like to personally apologize to Levi Johnston, and his lawyer and publicist, for misrepresenting him in any way,” Conan O’Brien said on Thusday’s broadcast. “Levi is clearly a great American, and we wish him the best of luck as he trains for his upcoming naked photo shoot.”
Levi Johnston has laid bare life with the Palin family. Now he’s about to expose much more – himself.
Rex Butler, a lawyer for the 19-year-old father of Sarah Palin’s grandchild, says it is a “foregone conclusion” Johnston will pose nude for Playgirl and is now getting gym-ready three hours a day, six nights a week, working out with an Anchorage body builder, the Associated Press reports.
The trainer reportedly is Marvin Jones, a former Mr. Alaska competitor who has prescribed a low-carb, high-protein diet for Johnston, whose date to disrobe before the camera has not yet been determined – though Levi’s full monty is expected to go online before the end of the year.
Playgirl made the approach to the budding media celebrity (who stars in a new nut commercial), said his attorney. “We told him he would have to do what actors and actresses do. They get in the gym,” said Butler.
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