January 22nd, 2010
02:03 PM ET
5 years ago

Bristol Palin demands child support

Bristol Palin is demanding Levi Johnston start paying up.
Bristol Palin is demanding Levi Johnston start paying up.

(CNN) - Bristol Palin is demanding Levi Johnston start paying up.

According to court documents filed Thursday in Alaska and posted on the Web site TMZ, the 19 year-old daughter of Sarah Palin is demanding the father of her one year-old son pay $1,750 a month in child support payments.

Palin is also seeking back payments beginning from late December 2008, when the child was born.

According to the court filing, Palin says Johnston made "in excess of 105,000 in 2009 through various media interviews and modeling related activities."

Palin also says she has received only "sporadic financial assistance" from Johnston over the last year - $4,400 in total.

Johnston's manager contends Palin has been paid more than $10,000 by Johnston since her son was born, according to TMZ.

Palin's attorney, Thomas Van Flein, said in a statement to CNN: "Bristol has set forth the facts regarding child support in her affidavit filed in court. 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."


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  1. victim of democrat hypocrisy

    I'm sure Johnston's manager is receiving more money than his own son. Stick it to him, Bristol!

    January 22, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  2. Tom B

    Oooh – white trash gossip *grabs a drink and some popcorn and thinks "I know why this is on TMZ but why is this CNN worthy?"*

    January 22, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  3. Chris

    the wages of sin

    January 22, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  4. Bill

    I did not agree when the media chased Chelsea Clinto around nosing into her private life because her dad was President. I don't think this is appropriate either.... Leave Bristol alone, leave Chelsea alone. Stop using the children against the parents!

    January 22, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  5. Joe Unger, San Francisco

    Unfortunately, both "kids" are finding out the hard lesson of what happens when you a pregnancy occurs at a young age. Yet, how do you get other kids to pay attention?

    January 22, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  6. Jenickki

    You play, you pay!!! Sorry I know it's bad, but it was the only thing I thought fit the situation. Say what you want, this guy is the father of this child and he is partly responsible for the well being of it.

    January 22, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  7. Ron in California

    Go get him Bristol...he has proved himself to be a low life opportunist. He needs to support his child like a real amn would.

    January 22, 2010 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  8. Darth Vadik, CA

    Sorry guys, but when we play, we've got to pay, that is not to say that the women are completely innocent in all this, there are a few who take advatage of this, but being a good liberal that I am, I'd like to think that a few rotten apples shouldn't spoil the whole darn bunch.

    Kind of like what the Republicans did to the Reagans famous "welfare queens."

    January 22, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  9. scott

    10,000 is still quite a bit less than the 1,750 for the last year if in fact it was really 10,000.

    January 22, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  10. leapfrog

    How is this in any way political? Please stop putting what amounts to society page at best, and lurid entertainment at worst on a political blog. Just because she's related to a prominent politican does NOT make it political. Poor choice, CNN.

    January 22, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  11. Guest

    Wow...$21,000/year in "child" support? What did she actually do to earn that? Does her mommy approve? Does she even earn $21,000/year in net income from anything that she does, or is her plan to live off of everyone else? What a parasite!

    January 22, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  12. Texas Jack

    Good for you. Make the dirty obnoxious scoundrel pay up. Especially since he tried his best for the Obama led Democrats to destroy your mother. But they FAILED: PALIN 2012

    January 22, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  13. PEACE ON EARTH

    And HE should DEMAND visitation.

    You can't keep a child from either parent just because you and/or your mom don't like them.

    You laid down and made this baby with him......LET HIM SEE HIS CHILD.

    And WOW!! I only get $174 a month for my child (finally getting arrears from a dead-beat from 1981!!!!). What a difference 20 years makes......

    January 22, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  14. Jane wants the truth

    Good for her, he should be paying child support!!!

    Shame on him for shirking his repsonsibilities!!!!

    January 22, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  15. John J, IN

    Money-grubber, like her mother.

    January 22, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  16. SammyD

    OMG CNN this is news?? Your constant tickers on the Palin family sure shows your obsession with them. I'm embarrassed for you...

    January 22, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  17. Steven

    1750 a month in child support?

    Thats insane

    January 22, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  18. Tim

    Um CNN, why is this in the political section. Isn't this just entertainment news?

    January 22, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  19. ai

    why is this even newsworthy???? a former candidates teen daughter is asking for money who cares

    January 22, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  20. dude palin

    Just what we need,more drama from these bozos !

    January 22, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  21. Obama Victim

    maybe The Messiah will give her some bucks....he has given our money to everyone else

    January 22, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  22. Gary, Los Angeles

    And what is HER responsibility in all this? Ever heard of birth control?

    January 22, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  23. Gary

    CNN, this was posted on TMZ because it belongs on TMZ.
    Get real with your reporting. If I want crap I'll read it standing in line at the grocery store.

    January 22, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  24. Paul

    Just another Palin Money-grubber. People across this Nation LIVE off less than that. She is pushing for full custody then SHE NEEDS TO GET A JOB!!!

    January 22, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  25. Donald, Cameron, NC

    Like Mother like Daughter - money hungry with dollar signs in her eyes!

    She wants $1.750 a month? What if anything does a court-order say and what above the Palins' interference with child visits, etc.

    This should stay private and in the public area, but as we've seen this is how the Palins all seem to operate airy their laundry openly.

    January 22, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
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