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Kyle Massey

Thinks Bristol Palin 'Fight'

Was a Setup

9/25/2011 12:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Bristol Palin's run-in with a heckler was set up by the producer's of her reality show -- at least that's what her co-star Kyle Massey thinks ... this according to sources close to Massey.

Palin got into it with a guy named Stephen Hanks at a bar on the Sunset Strip Thursday night. Hanks told us it was NOT a setup, but we're told Massey doesn't buy it.

According to our sources, Massey -- who is starring with Bristol in a reality show for the BIO Channel -- feels it was a little too convenient that so many cameras were there to catch the confrontation.

Our sources say Massey feels the producers of the show were behind it all, but that Bristol had NO part in it. We're told Kyle feels that Bristol would never have agreed to something like that and that Bristol has been nothing but genuine and honest with Kyle so far.

According to our sources, Massey is not happy with the direction the show has taken. We're told Massey feels the show is now "sleazy" and thought he was signing on for a scripted show ... and not a reality show.

A source close to the show tells us the show did NOT set up the incident and that producers would never put Bristol in that position.


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76.

Trooper Tom    

Why does Palin have a reality or any other show fro that matter? What in the hell could she do that would interest any one

1033 days ago
77.

Amy    

Ok so regardless of it was set up or not - SHE STILL SAID WHAT SHE SAID AND BASHED HOMOSEXUALS. why do people keep making up excuses for this spolied, self entitled brat who not only has shown her bigoted side before - her fellow family members have too. And thats not political thats just the truth. Bristol disappear already!

1033 days ago
78.

Patti    

Guys...... All "reality" shows are scripted! Wake up !!! Don't believe anything that happens in a reality show- even weddings (Kim&Kris) are show biz. Don't buy I to it!

1033 days ago
79.

janet    

C'mon people...They should be called non-relity shows because that's simply what they are. Produced, badly written and just plain bad.

Bristol Palin is a waste. Doesn't she have a kid to watch.

1033 days ago
80.

ladydiinpa    

1st I thought it was real, then when I saw actual footage I could tell it was "scripted"..major clue..the way she said "homosexual"...

1033 days ago
81.

ladydiinpa    

if ist was not scripted she would have said "homo" or "gay" or "***"

1033 days ago
82.

Jake    

I have a solution. Replace Massey. Obviously a person with zero team spirit, and a nasty personality.

1033 days ago
83.

eve from eden    

The lib media sure is fascinated with bristols hole. But you would be condemned and possibly turn up missing if you talked about chelseas hole or obamas daughters holes. Isnt levi gross? He's acting like a jilted limp old man.

1033 days ago
84.

Jan    

I am beginning to believe Harvey is obsessed with the Palin's children. This site has attacked Bristol and Willow repeatedly for quite sometime. TMZ seems as bad as the heckler. Does Sarah scare Harvey that much??? If she is nothing then why keep after her children?

1033 days ago
85.

STFUP    

Of COURSE it was a setup. And of course they guy's gonna deny it was - or else he won't get paid!

1033 days ago
86.

pawang    

I think I should check SarahPAC's quarterly reports for payments made to TMZ and donations from TMZ

1033 days ago
87.

Steel Diva P    

Listen up all u rejects that think its ok to heckle her, what if i say your mom is a whore,do u like it? then shut the hell up!!! i would beat the dog **** outta someone talkin bout my Mama without one thought, leave her alone and grow a brain and get a life losers

1033 days ago
88.

Rogue Warrior    

Bristol Palin heckler identified as Hollywood talent manager

BY Gabriela Resto-Montero
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 8:02 PM
Stephen Hanks, 47, a Hollywood talent manager confronted Bristol Palin in front of the cameras at the Saddle Ranch bar.
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Stephen Hanks, 47, a Hollywood talent manager confronted Bristol Palin in front of the cameras at the Saddle Ranch bar.
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A heckler who went on an X-rated rant against Sarah Palin's daughter at an L.A. bar has been identified as Stephen Hanks, a tinseltown talent manager.

Hanks confronted Bristol Palin while she was taping a segment of her upcoming reality show at Saddle Ranch in Los Angeles - and riding a mechanical bull.

"Did you ride Levi like that?" the 47-year-old man yelled at the 20-year-old.

"Your mother's a wh--e," added Hanks, whose A-list clients include ex-Alias star Michael Vartan, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Palin, 20, responded by questioning whether the man's sexuality had anything to do with hi*****red for her mom, who he called a liar and "the f---ing devil."

"Is it because you're a homosexual?" Palin asked the man, who was at the bar with his boyfriend.

"And that's why you hate her?"

The argument devolved from there and was caught on camera.

Hanks, who owns Stephen Hanks Management, stood by his comments in a video posted by TMZ.

"I'm just glad it wasn't Sarah there," Hanks said.

"I called her trash, they're trash. She's a racist homophobe in my opinion," he said.

The man added that, even though his beef was with Sarah Palin's politics, the apple didn't fall far from the tree and that some people may even have felt that he did not go far enough in his tirade against Bristol Palin.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2011/09/25/2011-09-25_bristol_palin_heckler_identified_as_hollywood_talent_manager.html#ixzz1Z4vYxeyX

1033 days ago
89.

Mike    

maybe he's still mad he lost DWTS.

1033 days ago
90.

sib    

Just yet another prime example of how the "sweet, peace loving, open-minded, welcoming-of-all-points-of-view, intolerant" far left perverted Nazis truly are.

I love how the Commies at TMZ focused on her simple question instead of this 50 YEAR OLD braindead bully verbally attacking and insulting a 20 year old GIRL. He is exactly why the overwhelmingly majority of the world will NEVER accept perverted, unnatural, sick, demented homo relationships. He is EXACTLY everything he accuses the right of being. Classic libtard hypocrisy and cowardice at its finest.

By the way TMZ, this bully is dumber than bird sh*t since he proved Bristol 110% correct. When she asked if he hates her mom because he is a homosexual his reply was "Yeah, pretty much!!!!" If he wasn't borderline retarded he'd realize he was outsmarted and humiliated by a 20 year old "hick" from Alaska.

Bristol and sane, normal, happy, healthy, freedom loving Americans - 1
Idiotic, miserable, gutless, perverted, intolerant homo Neo-Comm bullies - 0

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