|Posted with the caption "This daddy makes it to every school event!" on Sunny Johnston's Facebook page|
"Levi is a great dad," Palin told ET in a statement. "We have a great co-parenting relationship and Tripp loves him."
Palin's rep, David Martin, explained that his client and Johnston, also 25, are currently awaiting the court's decision to "wrap up this case."
"Child support in Alaska is calculated based on a mathematical formula in the Civil Rules. The parties are not allowed to use a different formula or forgive or excuse nonpayment," Martin said. "They are also not allowed to demand or accelerate payments. The court is charged with figuring out the amount of past child support as well as the future child support obligations."
(By the way this David Martin dude is the same guy now in charge of Bristol's Instagram account and the one that her mother clearly hired in order to gain some semblance of control over her daughter. )
Soooo, Bristol's official statement is that Levi is a "great dad." Isn't THAT interesting?
Especially since she has spent the last seven years trying to convince the world that he is a deadbeat dad and a rapist.
And let's not forget this contrived scene from "Life's a Tripp."
I actually know some of the behind the scenes info on this episode and the facts are that Levi was contacted only about two hours before he was supposed to show up, and Rex Butler, his lawyer at the time, told him not to go as it was clearly a set up.
I don't typically agree with Rex, but this was a good call on his part as the entire episode was framed to paint Levi as a loser and a man-child who was not an active participant in his son's life.
I would remind everybody that the entire reason that Levi hired Rex Butler, and agreed to all of those magazine and television interviews, was to fight for joint custody of his son.
That is all he has ever wanted, and that is what he has spent the last seven years fighting for.
So if Bristol is now finally putting out a statement saying that Levi is not a deadbeat dad, but rather a "great" one, that is only because he finally beat her and she is essentially waving the white flag of surrender.