Levi Johnston is reportedly “disgusted” by what he’s seen on Bristol Palin’s Lifetime reality show and plans to pursue full custody of their three-year-old son Tripp.
Johnston alleges that his son is on a “downward spiral” and receiving “no real parenting,” according to TMZ, who reports that Johnston recently went to the courthouse in Wasilla, Alaska to obtain the paperwork necessary to file for full custody of the child.
“I love my son more than anything and I will do whatever it takes to make sure he is raised the right way,” Johnston also told TMZ.
Tripp has been a little troublemaker on “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp” having tantrums, talking back to his mother, saying things like “I hate you,” and cursing.
A recent episode caused controversy when the toddler called his Aunt Willow the f-word, and although the network bleeped it out, some viewers believe they heard a homophobic slur. Bristol later claimed her son used the other f-word, and she was not proud of it. While speaking to the press after it was announced that Bristol is competing on this season’s “DWTS: All-Stars,” Bristol again defended the homophobia accusations saying, “I like gays.”
Bristol has, however, admitted on camera in a recent episode of the show that, “I’m doing a terrible job of disciplining Tripp.”
She’s also called out Levi as a deadbeat dad. “I don’t think he’s ready to be a parent,” Bristol says after Levi fails to show up for a visitation with Tripp. “He’s not an adult, clearly, he’s got a lot of growing up to do.” Watch the Scene Below.
“Life’s a Tripp” has been pretty much a bust for Bristol. In addition to raising questions about her parenting, the Lifetime show has drawn such low ratings that it was bumped from the prime-time line-up, and it has courted two law suits.