Bristol Palin, daughter of former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, wants sole custody of her son with ex-boyfriend Levi Johnston. Bristol Palin filed for sole custody of Tripp in November, but the case was originally registered using pseudonyms to prevent an “onslaught of media” in the custody battle. The custody filing came to light after a Superior Court judge ruled against keeping the court proceedings closed.

Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin

Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin

Levi Johnston, Bristol Palin’s ex-boyfriend, wanted the court custody proceedings to be public. “I feel more comfortable in a public courtroom which will help everyone stay civil and be on their best behavior,” Johnston said in a press statement.

In addition to sole custody, Bristol Palin also wants child support and a ban on Johnston’s mother visiting with their son without supervision. Sherry Johnston was arrested earlier this year on drug charges.

Levi Johnston, who recently appeared in a racy nude photo shoot for Playgirl, wants shared custody of son Tripp and denies he has avoided his parental responsibilities.

Either way it shakes out, we just can’t help feel bad for the kid. But if poor Tripp does end up getting to stay with Mom and Grandma Palin, at least he’ll get to see Russia from his house.

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