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After more than a year of airing Sarah Palin's dirty laundry to anybody with a tape recorder or a camera, Levi Johnston is coming clean. Johnston, 20, has issued a public apology to People, saying that in retrospect, he realizes now that he was unfair to ex-girlfriend Bristol's family when dishing about them in previous media interviews.
"Last year, after Bristol and I broke up, I was unhappy and a little angry," Johnston begins. "Unfortunately, against my better judgement, I publicly said things about the Palins that were not completely true. I have already privately apologized to Todd and Sarah. Since my statements were public, I owe it to the Palins to publicly apologize."
Interestingly, Bristol issued her own statement to accompany his. "Part of co-parenting is creating healthy and honest relationships between the parents," writes the mother of Johnston's 19-month-old son. "Tripp one day needs to know the truth and needs to know that even if a mistake is made the honorable thing to do is own up to it."
These statements come on the heels of recent reports about Bristol Palin and Johnston reconciling their differences -- which may or may not mean their romance is back on. Maybe there is indeed a relationship being rekindled in Wasilla. Or maybe Johnston has just realized that trashing his child's grandparents and posing for Playgirl are not a great legacy for his son.
Of course, both statements glossed over this detail: What exactly did Johnston lie about? Johnston has claimed that Sarah Palin knew he and Bristol were having sex, that she plotted to pass Tripp off as her own child, that she referred to her own infant Trigg as her "retarded baby," and that she and her husband have a miserable marriage. By saying that he didn't "completely" tell the truth, Johnston leaves all of these statements wide open to interpretation. Was every previous public comment he made a lie? Or was Johnston speaking just enough truth to make the Palins uncomfortable?
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