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Bristol Palin Defends Abstinence To Oprah As Levi Johnston Talks Trash, Announces Book (VIDEO)

First Posted: 03/24/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:15 PM ET

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Bristol Palin appearing with mom Sarah on Friday's Oprah.

Bristol Palin joined her mom on Oprah Friday (see the first part w/Sarah's new hair shocking Oprah here) and she defended her choice of abstinence, as seen in the clip at the bottom.

Bristol was given a chance by Oprah to backtrack on saying she would never have sex again before she got married, and she didn't take it.

Oprah asked, "Don't you think you are setting yourself up?," and Bristol responded, "No, I don't."

Meanwhile, ex-boyfriend and baby daddy Levi Johnston gave an interview to "The Insider" and said he's writing a tell-book and isn't, despite Bristol's court filings, a deadbeat dad.

From a press release from "The Insider":

Levi reveals that he is working on a tell-all book about his experience with the Palin family, "I am in the process of doing it." What is he planning on revealing? "Everything. All."

He also responds to tabloid reports claiming that he is a deadbeat dad, "I think its crazy. For them to call me dead beat dad is absurd. I call [Bristol] all the time . I try to do everything I can to see my son. It's my kid. I want to be there for him and I am. I've stepped up and grown up a lot and taken on a lot of father responsibilities and have been there a lot more than others would be."

On the possibility of having to pay more child support, Levi says, "I have no problem paying more as long as the court says that's what I am going to pay and I get my son 50 percent of the time." Levi alleges that Sarah Palin has already taken extreme measures to keep him away, "She already tried to have me arrested. I don't remember when that was, a couple of months ago. My lawyer called me in and she had tried to get me arrested for violating a gag order."

Levi tells THE INSIDER what he will do for a living if an entertainment career doesn't work out, "I'll go back to doing what I do. I can go home and get messy. I love working on motors and being an electrician."

On Bristol and Sarah Palin's interview on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" today, Levi says, "[Bristol] answered like two questions. She couldn't answer questions without Sarah butting in and adding her own two cents." He goes on to say that he doesn't "buy into" Bristol's claims on about the difficulties of raising Tripp, "She's talking about how hard it is... if she wanted help she would let me in there."



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