Yesterday we covered some excerpts from Levi Johnston’s new book, Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs. I pretty much skimmed the whole book, and I mentioned that I was impressed by how well it was written, meaning there’s no way that Levi had penned a single sentence. He does credit his ghost writers in the epilogue, and mentions that he wanted to put their names on the book jacket, but that they declined. It’s easy to understand why they would prefer not to be associated with this memoir in any way.
Yesterday Levi was on the Wendy Williams show to promote the book. He came across much better than he has in the past. He seemed just somewhat stupid and dull as opposed to completely uninteresting and slow. He’s learning how to handle the spotlight and has been working on his interview skills.
When describing the reasons why he and Bristol broke up for the second time, Levi said that the media claimed he had gotten a girl pregnant that he hadn’t seen in years. Levi said to Wendy, “It went downhill real quick. Apparently I got someone else pregnant that I hadn’t seen in five years… I did not get anyone pregnant.”
Levi is talking about this National Enquirer report that came out in late July of last year, after his second engagement to Bristol, claiming he had gotten a girl named Lanesia Garcia pregnant. Only in his book he openly admits sleeping with Lanesia, an old girlfriend, in January of 2010, he just says he’s not the baby’s father. That’s about six months prior, not five years.
Levi’s ghostwriters wrote:
In January of 2010, more than a year after Tripp was born and I’d moved out of the Palin house, I did hook up with Lanesia for one short night. Six months later, the international media community was announcing that Lanesia was pregnant with my child. She announced that she was barely pregnant – and the father of the child was her longtime boyfriend, and she had no f*cking idea why anyone was connecting her to Levi Johnston at this point.
She called me and said I needed to clean up this mess.
A second reason why this baby could not be mine, as if another reason were needed, was that I’d used protection.
[From Levi Johnston's memoir Deer in the Headlights]
He totally lied and he did sleep with that girl, he just wasn’t the one who got her pregnant.
Oh and some of that other stuff he said in the interview (video above) about how Bristol was jealous of her mom’s pregnancy was not in the book at all. The way it was described in the book, Bristol planned to get pregnant after her mom did, but it wasn’t out of envy at all. It was more like Bristol was influenced by her mom’s pregnancy and her new baby brother, not that Bristol wanted to upstage Sarah.
I guess I can’t blame Levi for forgetting what’s in his own memoir since I doubt he’s even read the whole thing.
Levi is shown out in NY yesterday. Credit: WENN.com