Palin Slams Levi for Talking Sex on Tyra

Governor accuses daughter's ex of lying in quest for fame
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2009 4:36 AM CDT

(Newser) – Levi Johnston's discussion of his relationship with Bristol Palin on the Tyra Banks Show has earned him the wrath of the Palin clan, People reports. A statement from the Alaska governor's family accuses Johnston—who said Sarah Palin let the couple share a room and “probably knew” he and Bristol were having sex—of engaging in "gross exaggeration" in "a quest for fame, attention, and fortune."

"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 said. "Bristol realizes now that she made a mistake in her relationship and is the one taking responsibility for their actions."