Mercede Johnston dishes on Bristol Palin's family in 'Playboy' interview
Levi Johnston's sister Mercede is revealing more than what's under her clothes in the latest issue of Playboy, dishing to the skin mag that Bristol Palin and Mercede's brother planned their pregnancy, Sarah Palin's campaign used Levi as "a prop" and that Bristol's brother Track is a drug addict, among other things. Oh, and Gavin Rossdale's illegitimate daughter Daisy Lowe is on the cover, too.
People noted some of the highlights of the interview that accompanies the 19-year-old's four-page pictorial, which is in the issue hitting newsstands Friday. Among them are the fact that mama Sarah figured Levi and Bristol would make for good photo ops on the campaign trail.
"(Sarah) literally took Levi from a hunting trip and flew him to the Republican convention," Johnston says. "He didn't have a choice. … She doesn't care, as long as she's going to the top. But it's screwed my whole family up. Levi was a prop, and once they didn't need him he was out the door."
There's also been a big smokescreen up regarding Bristol's son, Tripp: "Bristol's pregnancy wasn't unexpected," Johnston says. "She and Levi planned it. They were trying to conceive for months."
Gawker added fuel to the fire, pulling out excerpts in which Mercede says Bristol had five plastic surgeries and used to use sex to manipulate Levi. Also, the entire Palin family was a mess, she says, especially Track.
"He would do a lot of drugs. He did OxyContin and mostly cocaine," Mercede said. "He didn't choose to go into the Army; he went there because his mom made him, to get him out of the way so when she was at the convention they wouldn't know he does drugs and would think he was a patriot. It's a front. It was all to get her son out of the way so it didn't ruin her reputation."
Well, Mercede's mom Sherry Johnston was arrested for selling Oxy in 2008, so maybe she knows what she's talking about there. She goes on to call Bristol a sociopath, says she can't get a job in Wasilla because the Palins ruined her life and thinks Sarah Palin would have a mental breakdown if she were elected president. Wow, Alaska seems like such a friendly, heartwarming place!
[Photos: via Playboy.com screenshot]