Bristol Seeks Full Custody of Tripp

Levi slams 'vindictive' Sarah
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 29, 2009 1:27 AM CST
Updated Dec 29, 2009 6:34 AM CST
Levi Johnston, 19, "isn't ready for the demands of parenthood" argues court documents filed by Bristol in a custody battle for son Tripp.   (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, file)
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(Newser) – Bristol Palin has sued for full custody of her out-of-wedlock son, charging that daddy Levi Johnston "is not ready for the demands of parenthood," and that his primary source of income has been a "risqué" photo spread in Playgirl and selling stories about his now year-old son and the Palins. Bristol lost a bid to keep the proceedings secret after Levi complained that he wouldn't "feel protected against Sarah Palin" in a closed proceeding.

"Public scrutiny will act as a check against anyone's need to be overly vindictive, aggressive or malicious, not that Bristol would ever be that way, but her mother is powerful, politically ambitious and has a reputation for being extremely vindictive," Johnston argued in an affadavit. A judge ruled last week that the filings and continuing proceedings be open to the public, reports the Alaska Dispatch.

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