Last year Bristol Palin penned a memoir and now it’s her ex-boyfriend’s turn. In Deer In The Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs, Levi Johnston tells his side of the story and, unsurprisingly, the Palin clan does not come off very well.
The Alaskan native — who dreams of one day opening up a guide business — details a dysfunctional Palin household and an ex-girlfriend who was desperate to get pregnant. Johnston scoffs at Bristol’s claims that Sarah Palin’s grandson, Tripp, was conceived on a drunken camping trip and writes, “I can’t just make up a bunch of crap to match her lies. I can only give you what actually happened.”
HuffPost: Why did you decide to write this book?
Levi Johnston: Everybody was kind of talking about me for the last couple of years and I figured it’s time for me to start talking for myself, not only for myself but for my family and my son, Tripp, for when he’s old enough to understand everything.
HuffPost: Do you feel like you’ve been unfairly maligned in the press?
Johnston: There’s been a lot of negative things said. It’s not all bad, there’s been some good stuff, but the bad stuff, that’s coming from people who don’t know me and are writing stuff to make a buck.
HuffPost: You write that Bristol wanted to get pregnant.
Johnston: Bristol was on birth control for a long time. She got off it soon after Trig [Sarah Palin’s son] was born. I think Trig was a big motivator for her. Her mother just had a child and I think Bristol was really jealous. She was the one who was supposed to have that kid and that’s when she got off of [birth control]. We weren’t practicing safe sex and she ended up getting pregnant.
HuffPost: What do you mean she was the one meant to have it?
Johnston: We’d always talked about a kid. We’d been dating for several years. I think it kind of hurt her because she really wanted a kid so bad and seeing her mom have another one really made her want a kid now.
HuffPost: You say that Sarah kept Trig’s pregnancy a secret until the seventh month.
Johnston: Yes, she kept it very secret. Willow had actually found the pregnancy stick in her bedroom. That’s when we all found out because she went around telling everybody. Bristol and the whole family was hurt that their mother couldn’t share that with them. Keeping it away from your own family is kind of messed up.
Source: The Huffington Post