Levi Johnston Denies Deadbeat Dad Status

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Hunky unwed baby daddy Levi Johnston is speaking out against claims by Bristol Palin that he is neglecting to support their one-year-old son Tripp.

Levi is "baffled" at Bristol's demand for child support, as he's offered her some money in the past but she hasn't taken it, according to his lawyer.

Attorney Rex Butler says Levi has told Bristol on several occasions he wanted her to come to his house to pick up checks for Tripp's child support.

Butler says Levi also told her "it would be nice" if she brought Tripp along when she picked them up, as Levi wanted to spend time with his son.

On each occasion, Bristol Palin was a no-show.


Thus, Team Levi says Bristol is to blame for not getting the support she wants, as he was prepared to hand over $3,000 but Bristol never showed.

As for why Levi Johnston didn't just put the check in the mail, the attorney responded, "Why should he have to do that. He's not dangerous to her."

Bristol filed for $1,750 a month in child support last week from Levi, claiming he's only paid $4,400 since Tripp was born in late December 2008.

Levi's manager says he has forked over more than $10,000. His camp wouldn't say what Levi made in '09, but they say much less than $250,000.

Lastly, Butler says Bristol's been driving around in a $60,000 Cadillac Escalade that he believes Sarah Palin bought ... and he thinks none other than the former Alaska Governor is controlling Bristol and is behind the latest legal move.

She's probably behind Bristol's belated abstinence pledge too.

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Teenagers need to prevent pregnancy to begin with -- this isn't ideal. But I'm fortunate to have a supportive family, which is dealing with this together.

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