ANCHORAGE - Levi Johnston has acknowledged telling lies about Sarah Palin and her family after splitting with the former Alaska governor's daughter last year.
The 20-year-old tells People magazine in an online story posted Tuesday that since his untrue statements were made in public, "I owe it to the Palins to publicly apologize."
It's unclear which statements he was referring to, and Johnston couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
Johnston tells People he was "a little angry" after breaking up with his former fiancée, 19-year-old Bristol Palin, after their son's birth in December 2008. He says that against his better judgment, he said things about the Palins that "were not completely true."
Johnston says he has privately apologized to Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, and her husband, Todd.