A custody dispute between Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston is now before the court
. A judge has denied Palin’s request to keep the legal proceedings closed. Alaska Superior Court judge Kari Kristiansen of Palmer last week ordered all sealed records opened. Bristol Palin filed a petition for sole custody of the child, one year old Tripp, in November. She also is seeking a visitation schedule for Levi Johnston, the child’s father. Johnston is seeking shared custody of the child. Court documents indicate that Bristol Palin fears that Johnston will be filming a reality show in Alaska, and that the media attention could hurt the child. Johnston counters that he fears reprisals from the child’s maternal grandmother. Johnston’s attorney, Rex Butler, was out of town and unavailable for comment.
The Associated Press
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