Palin Family Slams Levi Johnston as 'Absentee Dad' — Only a 'Handful' of Visits with Son Tripp

Thu, May 12, 2011 12:19pm EDT by 170 Comments

Bristol Palin’s baby daddy has only seen their two-year-old son Tripp ‘a handful of times’ in the past year, according to sources close to Alaska’s former first family.

As Levi Johnston, 21, prepares to release his expose, Deer In The Headlights: My Life In Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs in September — the Palin family are begging him to end his attacks on the ex-Governor and be a proper dad.

“Levi’s seen Tripp maybe just a handful of times in the last year,” a source tells Star magazine. “There were months when he and Bristol were both in Alaska and he didn’t visit.”

“It would be nice to think that Levi would like to have some sort of relationship with his child, but so far that hasn’t happened.”

It’s not the first time Levi’s been accused of abandoning his son — back in January, Bristol, 20, told the Bob & Mark Radio Show her former fiance had spent just 12 hours with his son since she ended her stint on Dancing With The Stars the previous fall.

A source close to the Palins tells that Levi is an absentee father, adding that Bristol offers him plenty of opportunity to see Tripp, but he declines the offers.

We have put out numerous calls and emails to Levi’s attorney and manager, but those calls have remained unanswered.

Is it time Levi stopped his war with the Palins, if only for the sake of his son?

— Ian Garland

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