I Wasn't Date-Raped: Bristol Palin
Even though Levi had sex with her while she was passed out drunk
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 28, 2011 1:03 AM CDT

(Newser) – Bristol Palin insists she wasn't date-raped even though she charges in her new book that her virginity was "stolen" by baby daddy Levi Johnston after she passed out on too many wine coolers. “I'm not accusing Levi of date rape. I am just looking back with the adult eyes I have now and thinking that was a foolish decision,” she said on Good Morning America. “I should have never been underage drinking and I should never have gotten myself into a situation like that.” It was Palin's first clarification since several observers noted that her first sexual encounter cringingly resembles date-rape, and that her failure to characterize it as such does a disservice to women.

The relentlessly cheerful Palin also shrugged off comments that she might not be the best spokesperson for sexual abstinence (though she admits hating "the word"). "If you want to prevent teenage pregnancy, that's the only option. I was on birth control, and obviously it wasn't used effectively," noted the single mom of 2-year-old Tripp. She also refers to Johnston as a "jerk boyfriend," and discusses his revelation that he was likely responsible for another girl's pregnancy the same day their engagement was announced on the cover of Us magazine.
 

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