Sarah Palin slams Levi Johnston for Tyra tell all

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Bristol Palin’s ex-boyfriend and the father of her baby, Levi Johnston, 18, told Tyra Banks in a segment to air today that he was “pretty sure” Bristol’s mother knew that he and Bristol, 18, were having sex before she got pregnant. Alaskan governor and former Vice Presidental candidate Sarah Palin is an advocate of abstinence-only sex education and didn’t take kindly to Johnston blabbing to the media. She issued a scathing statement to People Magazine that said in no uncertain terms how she felt about Johnston’s claims:

After taking about sex on The Tyra Banks Show, Johnston – the 18-year-old father of Bristol Palin’s baby – was hit with a blistering response from Bristol’s family.

“Bristol did not even know Levi was going on the show. We’re disappointed that Levi and his family, in a quest for fame, attention, and fortune, are engaging in flat-out lies, gross exaggeration, and even distortion of their relationship,” says the statement from the Palin family rep, Meghan Stapleton.

“Bristol’s focus will remain on raising Tripp, completing her education, and advocating abstinence,” the statement continues. “It is unfortunate that Levi finds it more appealing to exploit his previous relationship with Bristol than to contribute to the well being of the child.”

The statement ends, saying, “Bristol realizes now that she made a mistake in her relationship and is the one taking responsibility for their actions.”


Not only does Sarah Palin have this embarrassing incident to deal with, she may have another black sheep in her family. Palin’s sister-in-law, Diana Palin, was arrested on burglary charges in Wasilla, Alaska on Thursday and charged with two counts of felony burglary after she was caught breaking into a home for an alleged second time. Diana Palin’s four year old daughter is said to have been waiting in the car outside while her mom robbed the house, taking a reported $2,200 in her first attempt and $400 the next time. Her excuse was that she thought she was at a friend’s place.

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  1. Eileen Yover says:

    Geez-I guess all they have to do up there is get pregnant and rob places. At least the first one will keep you warm!

  2. HEB says:


    Hope they don’t teach Tripp to read…

  3. neelyo says:

    Tacky tacky tacky! Responding to allegations made on The Tyra Banks Show? She’s so much more suited for reality TV than politics.

  4. photo jojo says:

    So poor Gov Palin is now being bitten in the butt yet again by the media she courted last summer? Cry me a river, sweetheart – if she had the good sense to decline an offer to run with McCain her family wouldn’t BE in the spotlight.

  5. Jane says:

    “Advocating abstinence” Uhhh… Newsflash dimwit, Bristol went on national television and said it doesn’t work and it’s realistic.

    As for bashing Levi: What’s to bash that we the public probably haven’t figured out? His mom is a crackhead just like the looks of Palin’s Sister-in-law (now in jail). It wasn’t really all that “OMG” that the two forever in tattoo lovers weren’t going to make it.

    She needs to stop releasing press until something actually positive comes out of her neck of the woods… Like when Bristol finally gets her GED.

  6. Feebee says:

    Poor Sarah Palin. As much as she probably hated the overly strict McCain campaign messaging she probaby hates even more that she can’t control Levi and the mess surrounding her family esp as it relates to the media/public.

    She has a couple of years to sort it out if she wants to run again. Is “Alaskan time” anything like “Island time”? Two years may not be enough.

  7. geronimo says:

    Couldn’t agree more with photo jojo. I feel sorry for her daughter, she doesn’t deserve the ongoing scrutiny, but Palin, by her own idiocy, has brought it all on herself. Deal with it. Personally, I’d be happy to never hear another word about her ever again.

  8. bros says:

    white trashtastic

  9. sissoucat says:

    She should shut up already. But no, she has to be in the media again. She loves it, bad publicity is still publicity. Just like my neighbor’s stupid bulldog, she can’t quit yapping at anything that comes her way. Or doesn’t.

    Bristol seems able to speak for herself, and a lot less dumb than her mother. I pity her.

  10. Bodhi says:

    Bristol seems to be far more based in reality than her mother. I feel bad that she is in the spotlight, but she seems to be pretty level headed about it. Her mom, not so much…

  11. DEO says:

    Hey, I understand stuff happens, but it usually disqualifies one from running for the presidency.
    That´s not MY first family! They MUST be better then me, lol!!!!

    Palin seems to think she is just uneffected by the DELUGE of crap that we have been privy to for 6 months.

    Sarah Palin-Tonya Harding 2012!

  12. DEO says:

    I too fear for Brisket Palin. They are going to lock her up and throw away the key. Poor kid!

  13. daisy424 says:

    Levi proves he is stupid to fall for Tyra the Turd ratings call.

    Any updates regarding Biden’s nose candy daughter instead of a half sister-in-law of an also ran?

  14. anneesezz says:

    Didn’t Bristol already say abstinence only is not realistic. Well, duh! Preaching abstinence while holding your child born out of wedlock is beyond hypocritical.

  15. aleach says:

    i cant wait for sarahs appearance on tyra!!

  16. bros says:

    i also hate the fact that tax payer dollars are being used to issue statements that are clearly not about state business. meghan stapleton is the press secretary and communications director for palin, an employee of the state, and she needs to quit commenting on the personal lives of palin’s kids and baby daddy drama. this is just not state business.

  17. bros says:

    oh excuse me, I guess meghan is her palin PAC spokeswoman. no longer a gov. employee.

  18. ARGH! says:

    What the hell is she wearing?!?! Business Sweat suit?

  19. ny.princess says:

    what a ugly suit. she lost weight though…

  20. OXA says:

    Bristol’s focus will remain on raising Tripp, completing her education, and advocating abstinence,”
    Duhhhh Abstinence does not work for you or daughter,so why would you be so stupid as to advocate it.
    Sarah is pissed that she didnt get toput her spin on this and sell the story.

  21. Hieronymus Grex says:

    She’s just pissed she can’t milk the story for her own purposes for the next 2 years or so.

  22. Jess says:

    Yet another reason I don’t like McCain–he’s the reason I even know these people exist.

    Won’t be surprised if the next story is that Bristol and Levi are related somehow.

  23. kubi says:

    Abstinence does work in preventing pregnancy and the spread of STIs, it’s the claiming you’re abstinent when you’re having unprotected sex that doesn’t!

  24. Annie says:

    She’s just pissed she can’t milk the story for her own purposes for the next 2 years or so.

    Pretty much hit that nail on the head.

    And the lies and fame-whoring just keep spouting out of Alaska. Everyone who mentioned that Bristol went on national TV to state that abstinence isn’t realistic is 100% correct. Also during that interview, mommy dearest makes a surprise drop in with Tripp that Bristol clearly did not know about.

  25. Blondie says:

    The Palin camp exploited Levi when it suited them. They forced him to pretend he was engaged. Had him making all those stupid appearances with the family. When the race was over, they threw him away like trash. Now they want him to “go quietly into that good night”. I say he has a right to speak when and wherever he likes. And if he makes a quick buck out of the deal, good for him.

  26. Blondie says:

    BTW, I agree about the comments regarding her suit. It does look like a mixture between a business suit and a track suit. LOL

  27. whatever says:

    I agree, Blondie. Levi didn’t have an ax to grind (he even said he would vote for Palin for Pres.) The press and the Palin camp had been calling him white trash (deserved), so it’s fair game for him to want to defend himself. They brough him into this–not the other way around. How many interviews did Bristol and Palin do w/ the kids, his kid, etc, etc. But, they want him to shut up? And, they accuse him of being a famewhore? Hypocrites!

  28. jenn says:

    I thought Bristol said that abstinence wasn’t realistic why would she be an advocate for it.

  29. wait says:

    So, Levi should stop talking to the press and take care of his kid is her rebuttal? How dumb. Seriously, Sarah–pot–kettle–black. He has one kid, and you have six to take care of now. Maybe, you should heed your own advice.

  30. Trillion says:

    You know why these Palin stories keep going? It’s the delicious pay back for her obnoxious holier than thou attitude, decrying elite educated coast dwelling urbanites, and trying to convince us that “we need more Wasilla Main Street values in Washington.” THAT’s why. If she’d just been more honest, less preachy and condescending, maybe people would stop caring. But she chose to parade her family nonstop. Bad choice.

  31. anjasmomma says:

    Well at least it’s obvious she did indeed give the clothes back. I can’t believe she is actually looked at by some as an emerging leader in the republican party. As a liberal I couldn’t be happier.

  32. cleveland says:

    Didn’t Bristol and Sarah just do an interview like 2 weeks ago? So, THEY can do interviews but Levi can’t? I bet if someone told them to stop talking and take care of their kids, they would scream “SEXISM!!!” at the top of their lungs. Go away you hypocrites.

  33. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    I wish this whole damn family would just GO AWAY.

  34. eternalcanadian says:

    say, anyone ever stop to think maybe the reason levi is doing this is because he’s exhausted all other avenues to try and be with tripp? so he does this because it is the only way the palins will pay attention and do something. they’re quite the arrogant bunch of folks, and think their word is above all others, and i wouldn’t be surprised if they’re “punishing” levi for not marrying bristol but levi isn’t as dumb as he looks (yeah, hope he’s now wearing condoms and demanding to see proof of the gal’s bcp) and just trying to do right by tripp. so yeah, go team levi. 😛 oh and anyone notice that bristol has already hooked up with a guy she dated either before/during her time with levi? she should get a paternity test done on tripp!

  35. Ironhead says:

    “we need more Wasilla Main Street values in Washington.”

    What, like breaking into houses with your kid in the car? That’s a fantastic idea…Watergate, anyone?

  36. j. ferber says:

    I think Palin’s suit looks a little like a prison jump suit. Also, I find the antics of this extended family priceless. In these troubled times, give me a trashtastic story about the Palin clan anytime. Taking your four year old to a burglary? Love it. What else can you do if you can’t get a baby sitter? LOL

  37. Blah blah blah says:

    That’s exactly what I was going to point out, Jane.

    The Palins are so deluded. Poor Bristol.

  38. DEO says:

    No one would blame Palin for her family if she didn´t open her trap and tell America that small town christian family values were better then the rest of us. To run on platform of stronge strict conservative christian family values is a daunting task and you must be your brothers keeper. Palin seems completely out of touch with her families needs and foibles. Starting with Track Palin, first son and down the line through the extended FAMILY (they are ALL family even the father of Bristol´s little one and HIS family).
    Could you imagine Mrs. Palin in meetings about the Middle East? Can you imagine her anywhere except fueding and taking care of small personal fires everywhere in her life? Time to GET REAL.

  39. Di says:

    OMG the whole “advocating abstinence” AFTER you’ve already had a baby out of wedlock is HILARIOUS!!!!

    Palin’s really mad because Levi told Tyra that he was having sex under her roof and he thinks she knew. He made her look bad, and it must have been deliberate.

  40. mtngirl says:

    Sarah Palin is such a hypocrite; the “family values” she so enthusiastically preaches is coming round to bite the proverbial “ass”. She uses Levi and Bristol, et al, to trumpet her own power by offering up “real life” dramas that she professes she can fix or govern; all while decrying the MSM, the very machine she plays to get her word out. Turns out there is the sad fact that the father of her grandson is being purposefully estranged by the Palin camp, while their own close relative actually put her own daughter in jeopardy while committing burglary last week. The four year old did not just wait in the car, but actually came inside the house as the victim (Theodore Turcott, house owner) stood guard over Diana Palin while they were waiting for police to arrive; the child stated she had been at the same house a few days before. Nothing like a low country version of dark shadows to throw a wrench in Sarah Palin’s game; really taking care of her immediate family before tooting her own horn would be a refreshing change of pace and speak to “family values” so much more than the “I am so much better than everyone else” routine!

  41. DaMartyr says:

    They pinched Johnston out of his baby’s life and then when he exposes them for it they say he’s not responsible. LOL, it took the establishment 8 years of GWB and McCain/Palin to finally beat the republicans. The Republican and Democratic parties are fooling you people!

  42. Alarm says:

    She thought she was breaking into a friends place??? Oh well that makes it better. I wonder how she was caught (security system, a neighbor noticing something was not right…)

  43. Oblomov says:

    Looks as though the trouble is Levi doesn’t know which one to keep buttoned up. The first one got him into trouble and the second is doing just the same. Now he wants to do Modelling or Acting… Wow, delusions of grandeur. Levi has trouble string a few words together, by the way, can he read yet?