LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – While Mercede Johnston Playboy photos are expected to turn heads, Mercede Johnston’s remarks about Sarah Palin and Bristol Palin are already prompting controversy. Mercede Johnston, Levi Johnston’s sister, posed for Playboy pictures that will feature the blond 18 year old for the print and online publication. While Johnston has already said damaging remarks about the Palins before, her interview with Playboyâ€™s George Gurley is reportedly explosive. Mercede Johnston was reportedly paid $25,000 by Playboy for the pictures and news interview. The interview was conducted by George Gurley.
When Mercede Johnston first came into the news in 2009, she had nothing but good remarks about Bristol and Sarah Palin. As Bristol and Levi Johnston split, Mercede Johnston’s remarks changed. In recent weeks, Mercede has been furious about Bristol’s book and her series of public remarks about Levi. While Mercede Johnston has yet to confirm any book deal, this Playboy interview is reportedly directly in response to Bristol’s recent news statements. However, Mercede Johnston also has a few words to say about Sarah Palin.
In March 2009, Mercede Johnston’s name first appeared across news after an exclusive interview with the Star. In the articleÂ “World Exclusive: Bristol Palin’s Bitter Split”, Mercede said Bristol had virtually cut Levi out of Tripp’s life.
She told the paper “Levi tries to visit Tripp every single day, but Bristol makes it nearly impossible. She tells him he can’t take the baby to our house because she doesn’t want him around ‘white tr–sh’”. In that interview, Johnston said that Sarah Palin once had her support, but had lost it. Johnston said she had “lost … respect” for Sarah Palin by that time.
Johnston is now opening up about Sarah Palin for Playboy’s Gurley. She said Sarah Palin would have a “mental breakdown” if she was President. She says that Sarah Palin is a quitter. And she claims that her hometown hates Sarah Palin.
Mercede Johnston tells Playboy “I think she’d have had a mental breakdown . . . As governor she quit on us. What does that say about her?” When asked how much of Wasilla likes Sarah, Mercede Johnston said “[they] can’t stand Palin” as much as “70 percent.”
Johnston says Bristol Palin hated Levi far before her pregnancy. She claims that Bristol sent a text to Levi after she learned she was pregnant that read “Ever since the moment I found out I was pregnant, I prayed to God you weren’t the father.” But Palin now says she was blessed with her pregnancy. She tells Dr Drew “Yes. And I`m very blessed. I can take care of trip financially. .. And I`ve gotten a platform to talk about things that are so important to me and so near and dear to my heart. And, so that side of it, I feel blessed.”
The allegations don’t stop there. Bristol Palin claims her pregnancy was an accident. Not so, says Mercede Johnston. She tells Playboy it was a planned pregnancy. “Bristol’s pregnancy wasn’t . . . an accident. She and Levi planned it. They were trying to conceive for months.”
Palin writes in her book that her virginity was stolen. “Suddenly I`d wondered why it was called losing your virginity because it felt more like stolen and Levi wasn`t there to process or even confirm my greatly fear suspicions. Instead of waking up in his arms, I awakened in a tent alone as he talked to this friend on the other side of the canvass. I didn`t realize this is the sign of many things to come.”
And Johnston even has a few remarks about Track Palin, Palin’s 22 year old son. She says he has used illegal substances, included OxyContin. “He did OxyContin.” Her mother, Sherry Johnston, was convicted in 2009 of dealing OxyContin. The Palins have yet to comment about the Playboy issue.
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