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Sarah Palin Slams Dakota Meyer, Says He’s Trying to ‘Save Face’ After Abandoning Bristol Palin

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Sarah Palin and Dakota Meyer Noel Vasquez/Getty Images; Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

The Palins fight back! Though Bristol Palin has never publicly revealed the father of her newborn daughter, Sailor, her ex-fiancé Dakota Meyer has both claimed his paternity and is seeking joint custody.

Bristol’s mother, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, spoke to Entertainment Tonight about Meyer’s claims, slamming the decorated U.S. Marine. 

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“For many months we have been trying to reach out to Dakota Myers [sic] and he has wanted nothing to do with either Bristol’s pregnancy or the baby,” the former Alaskan governor told ET.

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Calling Meyer’s actions an attempt to “save face,” Sarah, 51, went on to note, “Paramount to the entire Palin family is the health and welfare of Sailor Grace.”

Bristol, 25, gave birth to her second child on December 23 and announced the baby’s birth on Christmas Eve via Instagram.

“My sweet Sailor Grace was born yesterday, our family couldn’t be more complete,” she captioned the photo of herself cradling her baby girl.

My sweet Sailor Grace was born yesterday, our family couldn’t be more complete ?

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Shortly after, Meyer, 27, tweeted a different photo of the baby, writing, “Best Christmas present ever!! I couldn’t be more proud of this little blessing.”

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Meyer and Bristol called off their wedding one week before it was set to take place back in May 2015. A month later she announced her second pregnancy — she is already mom of Tripp, 7, with her ex Levi Johnston — in an emotional blog post.

Bristol’s rep, David Martin, also spoke to ET about Meyer’s legal filing, saying, “My values are such that a real American hero doesn’t ask for child support.”

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