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article imageBristol Palin, Levi Johnston in child support dispute

By Oliver VanDervoort     Jan 23, 2010 in Entertainment
Bristol Palin has gone to court, demanding that Levi Johnston fulfill his duties as a dad and pay her some of the money he's made from his media appearances.
According to TMZ.com, court papers were filed late Thursday afternoon in an Alaska courthouse, demanding that Levi pay Bristol $1,750 a month in child support, retroactive to the birth of their son in December of 2008.
Palin alleges that Johnston made over $105,000 during 2009 thanks to various interviews, television appearances, and most famously his nude modeling for playboy.
Palin's team most likely picked the $105,000 threshold because under Alaska law, a non-custodial parent must pay 20% of their income up to that $105,000 amount, which equals about $1,750 a month.
In a sworn statement, Palin alleges that Johnston has only paid her sporadically since their son Tripp was born. She claims she received just $3,000 in September of last year, and $1,400 in December.
Levi's manager counters that Johnston has paid Bristol over $10,000 since the birth of Tripp, and that Palin's attorney is estimating more money that Johnston has actually made, but would no specify an exact amount.
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