And two judges in Alaska have agreed that the fight over son Tripp is best played out in public, one of them ruling, according to the Anchorage Daily News, that Bristol hadn't offered any proof that the child would be harmed by the publicity.
Levi, in his affidavit, called Bristol's mom, former Gov. Sarah Palin, ambitious, powerful and vindictive. "I think a public case might go a long way in reducing Sarah Palin's instinct to attack," he wrote.
"I feel more comfortable in a public courtroom which will help everyone stay civil and be on their best behavior," he said in a statement.
Bristol -- who wanted a gag order and use of pseudonyms in court while she fights for sole custody, along with a visitation schedule for Levi, in a case filed Nov. 4 -- argued that privacy would be in the best interest of the child, and responded to Levi's assertions by saying none of what he said was true.
He said, she said -- in a custody fight? Shock! We're so glad these two never got married.