EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Palin fires back at Dakota Meyer paternity drama

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EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Palin Slams Bristol's Former Fiance Dakota Meyer


Two weeks after Bristol Palin gave birth to daughter Sailor Grace, her ex-fiancé, Dakota Meyer, is claiming to be the biological father and seeking joint custody.

Bristol's mother, former vice-presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, spoke to ET exclusively about Meyer's claims.

"For many months we have been trying to reach out to Dakota Myers [sic] and he has wanted nothing to do with either Bristol's pregnancy or the baby," Palin told ET.

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"Paramount to the entire Palin family is the health and welfare of Sailor Grace," she added, claiming that Meyer is attempting to "save face."

Meyer filed legal documents alleging that he's Sailor Grace's father, and is seeking joint custody of the newborn girl, as well as child support, TMZ reports.

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EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Palin fires back at Dakota Meyer paternity drama
This undated image released by Lifetime shows Bristol Palin, daughter of former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and her son Tripp, during the filming of her series, "Bristol Palin: Life's A Tripp," premiering Tuesday, June 19, at 10p.m. on Lifetime. (AP Photo/Lifetime, Richard Knapp)
President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Marine Corps Cpl. Dakota Meyer, 23, from Greensburg, Ky., Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Meyer was in Afghanistan's Kunar province in Sept. 2009 when he repeatedly ran through enemy fire to recover the bodies of fellow American troops. He is the first living Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION - Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer speaks about the online resume-building tool, the Resume Engine, during an employment workshop at the Washington State Service Member For Life Transition Summit, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Sgt. Meyer is conducting workshops as part of a nationwide education tour through his work with Toyota and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program. The three-day summit is held in partnership with Hiring Our Heroes, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Defense, Camo 2 Commerce and the U.S. Army. Sponsored by Starbucks, Amazon, Call of Duty Endowment, First Data, Toyota, University of Phoenix, USAA and Verizon, the event is part of a series of collaborative efforts between the public and private sectors to connect veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses to meaningful employment opportunities. The event will culminate with a Hiring Our Heroes job fair with more than 4,500 service members, veterans, and military spouses on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (Stephen Brashear/AP Images for U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation)
Bristol Palin attends the "Dancing with the Stars: All Stars" panel at the Disney ABC TCA Day 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, July 27, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The "All-Stars" edition of the competition show will premiere on Sept. 24. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and former Marine Cpl. Dakota Meyer walk into the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, before the president awarded Meyer, 23, from Greensburg, Ky. the Medal of Honor. Meyer was in Afghanistan's Kunar province in Sept. 2009 when he repeatedly ran through enemy fire to recover the bodies of fellow American troops. He is the first living Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Bristol Palin talks to Josh Elliott about being a teenage mom, on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 5/5/11, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)BRISTOL PALIN
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - 'Bristol & Willow Palin / Joan & Melissa Rivers' - Bristol and Willow Palin reside in Wasilla, Alaska with Bristol's four-year-old son, Tripp, who rules the roost. What Tripp says goes in the Palin household. When Melissa Rivers arrives in Wasilla, she's surprised to see snow on the ground - in May! Meeting Willow and Tripp, Melissa finds it a challenge to deal with Tripp's boyish exuberance, and feels that he needs to have a set daily routine. Aunt Willow is no help when it comes to discipline, and in fact is often the instigator behind Bristol's back. But Melissa is determined to bring structure to the Palin home, so when it's time for the rules change, she immediately initiates a new sticker chart reward system for Tripp. She also applies rules changes to Willow, helping Willow to get one step closer to following her passion in a career. 'Celebrity Wife Swap' is back and all-new on Sundays this summer, kicking things off SUNDAY, JUNE 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on ABC. (Photo by Matt Hage/ABC via Getty Images) BRISTOL PALIN, TRIPP PALIN
THE VIEW - Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas ('Dancing with the Stars') appeared today, October 18, 2012 on ABC's 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) BRISTOL PALIN, MARK BALLAS
DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL-STARS - 'Episode 1510A' - In the two-hour Season Finale, the excitement continued with all of this season's eliminated couples returning to the ballroom, performing memorable routines of the season, on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) BRISTOL PALIN, MARK BALLAS
DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL-STARS - 'Episode 1503' - It was 'Iconic Dance Night' and the couples were challenged by Judge Len Goodman to deliver show-stopping routines that the series had never seen before. The 11 remaining celebrities chose an iconic 'DWTS' dance to reinterpret, MONDAY, OCTOBER 8 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. For the first time ever, the celebrities took charge of the creative direction of the routine, given the responsibility for all artistic decisions relating to the performance. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, BRISTOL PALIN, MARK BALLAS
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 02: Bristol Palin arrives for Ubisoft Presents The Launch Of Just Dance 4 at Lexington Social House on October 2, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
McKinley Wooten, left, Bristol Palin, center, and Piper Palin arrive at the Just Dance 4 launch party hosted by Ashley Benson and Christina Milian on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 in Los Angeles. Just Dance 4 hits store shelves on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for Ubisoft/AP Images)
In this handout photo provided by the New York City Mayor's Office, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, shares a laugh with Medal of Honor recipient former Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer of Greensburg, Ky., at City Hall, Monday, Sept. 19. 2011, in New York. Meyer is the recipient of the nation's highest military award for his actions in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/New York City Mayor's Office, Edward Reed )
Members of vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's family (left to right), son Track, daughter Bristol, son-in-law to be Levi Johnston, daughter Willow, daughter Piper, husband Todd and infant Trig, stand on stage following her speech to the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, Wednesday, September 3, 2008. (Photo by Harry E. Walker/MCT/MCT via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 04: Members of vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's family (LtoR), Levi Johnston son-in-law to be, Willow, Piper, husband Todd and infant Trig, and Republican presidential nominee John McCain and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin stand on stage following her speech to the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, Wednesday, September 3, 2008. (Photo By Douglas Graham/Roll Call/Getty Images)
ANCHORAGE, AK - JULY 10: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, EDITORS NOTE: This image has been retouched) Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston pose during a photo shoot on July 10, 2010 in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by US Weekly/Getty Images)
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks during the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's Friends of the Family Banquet in Des Moines Iowa Saturday Nov. 9, 2013. (AP Photo by Justin Hayworth)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 03: Members of vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's family (l-r), Track, vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and infant Trig, Bristol, son-in-law to be, Levi Johnston, Willow, Piper, stand on stage following Mom's speech to the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, Wednesday, September 3, 2008. (Photo By Douglas Graham/Roll Call/Getty Images)
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at a fund raiser at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colo., on Monday, May 2, 2011. The event raised money for a charity for families of fallen service members. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 6, 2009 picture, Bristol Palin, daughter of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, poses for photographers on the red carpet during an event to promote National Teen Pregnancy Awareness Day in New York. The Palin family spokesperson says 18-year-old Bristol Palin received her Wasilla High School diploma Thursday night, May 14, 2009 at a ceremony with her fellow classmates at the Wasilla Sports Complex. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Bristol Palin, left, and Kyle Massey pose for a photo at the Just Dance 4 launch party hosted by Ashley Benson and Christina Milian on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 in Los Angeles. Just Dance 4 hits store shelves on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for Ubisoft/AP Images)
Bristol Palin attends the "Dancing with the Stars: All Stars" panel at the Disney ABC TCA Day 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, July 27, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks during the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's Friends of the Family Banquet in Des Moines Iowa Saturday Nov. 9, 2013. (AP Photo by Justin Hayworth)
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks at a fund raiser at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colo., on Monday, May 2, 2011. The event raised money for a charity for families of fallen service members. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
Bristol Palin is engaged!The 24-year-old mother of one and daughter of former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is set to marry Sgt. Dakota Meyer, a 26-year-old Kentucky-born U.S. Marine vet and war hero who received the Medal of Honor in 2009.The two announced the news on social media on Saturday."I'm definitely the luckiest guy ever to be able to spend the rest of my life with @bsmp2 #shesaidyes," Meyer said on Instagram, alongside a photo of the two.
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Bristol, who has never publicly revealed the identity of Sailor's father, got engaged to Meyer in March 2015 and planned to get married two months later in May. One week before the wedding was set to take place, the nuptials were called off. In June, it was revealed that she was expecting.

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Meyer, a Marine Corps veteran and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, shared a photo of Sailor Grace to Instagram, shortly after she was born on Dec. 23.

Meyer captioned the photo, "Best Christmas present ever!! I couldn't be more proud of this little blessing."

Best Christmas present ever!! I couldn't be more proud of this little blessing.

A photo posted by Dakota Meyer (@dakotameyer0317) on



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According to Bristol's rep, it's unclear where Meyer received the photo he posted.

ET has reached out to Meyer for comment.

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