Levi Johnston has acknowledged telling lies about Sarah Palin and her family and has apologized for his ‘youthful indiscretion.’
The apology, given to People magazine, comes amid reports Johnston and Bristol Palin may be rekindling their relationship.
The 20-year-old Johnston told People magazine in an online story posted Tuesday, “Last year, after Bristol and I broke up, I was unhappy and a little angry. Unfortunately, against my better judgment, I publicly said things about the Palins that were not completely true,” he said. “I have already privately apologized to Todd and Sarah. Since my statements were public, I owe it to the Palins to publicly apologize.”
It seems things have taken an entirely different turn than last year when Johnston described Sarah Palin in Vanity Fair magazine as a bad mother eager to cash in on her fame and paid no attention to her kids when the cameras weren’t around.
“So to the Palin family in general and to Sarah Palin in particular, please accept my regrets and forgive my youthful discretion,” Johnston says in the statement. “I hope one day to restore your trust.”
Representatives for Johnston could not be reached for comment and Sarah Palin’s attorney, Thomas Van Flein, said she was unreachable because she was in Bristol Bay involved in her family’s commercial fishing business.
Bristol Palin added her own statement Tuesday saying, “Part of co-parenting is creating healthy and honest relationships between the parents. 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 to own up to it.”