Deadbeat dad Levi Johnston is trying to make amends for his past sins against the Palins. He is coming clean on the lies he told against the Palins.
People Magazine: Levi Johnston isn't just getting past his differences with Bristol Palin – he's also hoping to make amends with her famous mom.
"Last year, after Bristol and I broke up, I was unhappy and a little angry. Unfortunately, against my better judgment, I publicly said things about the Palins that were not completely true," he tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I have already privately apologized to Todd and Sarah. Since my statements were public, I owe it to the Palins to publicly apologize."
Bristol added her own statement Tuesday saying, "Part of co-parenting is creating healthy and honest relationships between the parents. Tripp one day needs to know the truth and needs to know that even if a mistake is made the honorable thing to do is to own up to it."
Johnston and the former vice presidential candidate had been engaged in a war of words, with the 20-year-old accusing Palin of complaining about her job as governor of Alaska and claiming "there was a lot of talk of divorce" in the Palin household.
Palin spoke out against the "malicious" remarks and also ripped Johnston forposing for Playgirl and talking about sex on The Tyra Banks Show.
Though they had been in a bitter custody battle, Bristol, who recently made her acting debut on ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager, has said she and Johnston want to turn "a new page here as co-parents … and [put] aside the past because doing so is in [our son] Tripp's best interest."
"So to the Palin family in general and to Sarah Palin in particular, please accept my regrets and forgive my youthful indiscretion," Johnston says in the statement. "I hope one day to restore your trust."
Some quick thoughts
- Bristol Palin is about to make big mistake number two. Lying about intimate details of the Palin family life is despicable. Making up those lies for cash is despicable to the power of ten. Why would anyone want to give a snake in the grass like Levi a second chance to stab them in the back? Bristol doesn’t need Levi’s money to raise Tripp, so why not just find someone else to fill the role of father?
- Sarah Palin can be a little to charitable at times. I hope this isn’t one of them. If Levi is back in the fold, I hope she keeps him just on the periphery of her family. For all we know, he is just trying to dig up new dirt.
- If Levi is really “sorry” for the lies he told, then an act of contrition is in order. I say he should donate all the money he made trashing the Palins. Give the money to some single mother’s organization.
- I wonder if Andrew Sullivan and all the other Palin Haters who readily bought into Levi’s lies will realize that they have some serious egg on their faces? I doubt it. When it comes to Palin Hatin’, common sense and common decency fly right out the window.
Via: People Magazine
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