Levi Johnston, the father of Bristol Palin's son, Tripp, is fighting back against claims that he's a deadbeat dad in his new book, Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs. He talked to In Touch about the onslaught of Palin books, the craziest offer he's gotten and the prospect of President Sarah Palin.
There's a whole bookshelf of Palin books out there. What's your take on the competition?
I did read Sarah's book, Going Rogue. I didn't read Bristol's book [Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far]. I just heard a lot of things out of it, as far as "I'm a gnat" and talking about how I stole her virginity. Her book is just flat out lying, it's unbelievably disgusting. For somebody to date someone for several years, have a child, almost get married twice, you don't come out and say your virginity was stolen. Let's be real, lady! Mine and Joe McGinniss' book [The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin] are 100 percent different. He's written it from interviewing other people. You can go on the Internet and write a book and grab all the stuff you can about her, not knowing if it's true or not. Basically, that's what he's done. Mine is full of 100 percent truth, I lived there. I've known them for a long, long time now and I was there and everything in there's a fact.
Between posing for Playgirl and writing for Vanity Fair, you've done a lot of random things post-fame. What are the craziest offers you've gotten?
Half a million dollars to masturbate on camera and do a porno with the Sarah Palin look-alike who did Nailin' Palin. We didn't think about it, it was a hang-up phone call. I've got so much horrible stuff. When it comes, I'm just laughing about how stupid it is and that they actually think I'd consider it. It's crazy!
You recently got your pilot's license. What's next?
We shot a reality show. We actually got picked up by CMT then they actually got a new crew or president, then they decided they didn't want it anymore, so we recut it. It's good. We're shopping that. I've done a couple of other shows. I've done H8er with Mario [Lopez]. The hater hated me because apparently I'm a bad father. It's just so funny at how somebody who's never met me before -- she didn't even know Bristol's name — she kept calling her Crystal — she literally had no idea who I was and she hated me!
If there was Deer in the Headlights: The Movie, who should play you?
If we do a movie, it's going to me playing me! I've had enough of other people acting my life out for me!
What's your take on the prospect of Sarah Palin in the White House?
"President Palin" is a phrase that scares me there. She's apparently only 5 percent behind Obama right now and that's frightening me. I'm figuring I might have to move to Canada because she's gonna kick me out of the country if she wins!
For an exclusive on Levi's custody battle with Bristol for Tripp, pick up the new issue of In Touch, on stands September 30!