Levi Johnston, Palin Family Go at It Again

Celebrity News Jul. 10, 2009 AT 9:04AM
Levi Johnston ans Sarah Palin Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images; William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

Levi Johnston and the Palin family are at it again.

In an interview with the Associated Press, Johnson, the 19-year-old father of ex Bristol Palin's baby, said he believes Sarah Palin resigned as Alaska governor for financial reasons.

Johnston - who lived with the Palin family from early December to the second week in January - said he heard the governor several times say how nice it would be to take advantage of the lucrative deals that were being offered, including a reality show and a book.

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"I think the big deal was the book. That was millions of dollars," he told the AP. (Palin does have a book coming out, but financial details behind the deal haven't been released.)

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In a fiery statement, Palin family spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton shot back: "It is interesting to learn Levi is working on a piece of fiction while honing his acting skills."

Johnston, it should be noted, also is pursuing his own book deal, as well as a movie deal.

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He clashed with the Palin family earlier this year by going on a media tour, saying that he believed Sarah Palin knew he was sleeping with their daughter when he lived under their roof. He also said that they wouldn't allow him to be alone with his son Tripp. A few months ago, he said they were on better terms.

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