Palin baby custody battle begins
Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol, is enduring a public custody battle thanks to her former beau, Levi Johnston.
You may recall that Levi Johnston made a name for himself with that Playgirl spread and now he's dashing into headlines again over their son, Tripp.
Two judges in Alaska have agreed that a public custody battle would not be an issue. According to the Anchorage Daily News, Bristol didn't offer any proof that the child would be negatively impacted by the publicity.
In fact, in an affidavit Levi referred to Bristol's mother, former governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, ambitious, powerful and vindictive. He indicated, "I think a public case might go a long way in reducing Sarah Palin's instinct to attack."
Johnston also added, "I feel more comfortable in a public courtroom which will help everyone stay civil and be on their best behavior."
Meanwhile, Bristol wanted a gag order on the case and sought to use pseudonyms as she fights for sole custody for her son. The Palin baby custody case was filed on November 4 and Bristol also argued that privacy would be in the best interest for Tripp.
The attorney for Bristol also represents her mother, Sarah. It should be noted that Bristol mentioned her mother is not involved in the case other than as a grandmother. Also, Bristol has alluded to the fact that Levi will likely be filming a reality television show in Alaska soon and wanted things public in order to self-promote and keep his name out there.
As this very public custody battle unravels in headlines, it is somewhat reminiscent of hearing about the Britney Spears-Kevin Federline battle and even the Alec Baldwin-Kim Basinger cases. Stay tuned...