People.com is reporting that Sarah Palin has issued a statement in response to Levi Johnston's comments to Tyra Banks about his relationship with her daughter Bristol:
"Bristol did not even know Levi was going on the show. We're disappointed that Levi and his family, in a quest for fame, attention, and fortune, are engaging in flat-out lies, gross exaggeration, and even distortion of their relationship," says the statement from the Palin family rep.
"Bristol's focus will remain on raising Tripp, completing her education, and advocating abstinence," the statement continues. "It is unfortunate that Levi finds it more appealing to exploit his previous relationship with Bristol than to contribute to the well being of the child."
The statement ends, saying, "Bristol realizes now that she made a mistake in her relationship and is the one taking responsibility for their actions."
Read more from People.com.
Levi Johnston, ex-fiancee of famous teen mom Bristol Palin, admitted to Tyra Banks in an interview set to air Monday that the couple was not always practicing safe sex and says they shared a bedroom on occasion.
Johnston talks about his relationship with Sarah Palin's daughter next Monday on "The Tyra Banks Show." In a preview, Johnston tells the host that he and Bristol were practicing safe sex, and agrees that her pregnancy must have resulted from some sort of 'wardrobe malfunction.' But when pressed by Tyra, he admits that they used protection "most of the time" -- but not all the time. According to the show's website, Johnston also dishes to Tyra about being thrust into the spotlight at the Republican National Convention, and why his engagement with Bristol ended, what he really thinks of Governor Palin and what it's like to be a teen father.
People has some additional quotes, including that he believes Sarah Palin knew he and Bristol were sexually active, as they shared a bedroom.
"I'm pretty sure she probably knew," says Johnston. "Moms are pretty smart."
He also shows off his ring-finger tattoo to Tyra.
Watch Johnston discuss safe sex here.
In a recent interview with "Good Morning America," Johnston said he and Bristol needed time to "mature" but could reunite in the future.
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