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Bristol Palin

Sued By Bar Heckler

6/13/2012 2:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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He told Bristol Palin her mother was "evil" and a "whore" ... but now the man who verbally accosted Sarah Palin's daughter in a Hollywood bar last year is suing Bristol for defamation.

It's all over that infamous encounter at Saddle Ranch on the Sunset Strip back in September ... when Stephen Hanks shouted at Bristol, "Your mother's a whore" (clip below -- skip to 1:40).



Hanks is pissed because he claims the incident was captured by a reality TV crew that was with Bristol. Hanks says he never signed a waiver ... and was furious when his image started appearing in ads for Bristol's new Lifetime show, "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp."

In his lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Hanks claims Bristol later gave an interview to a gossip mag and blamed him for causing her to leave Los Angeles and move back to Alaska.

Hanks claims he can PROVE Bristol was lying ... because she had already purchased a new home in Alaska two months before their encounter.

Hanks says Bristol's statements to the gossip mag hurt his reputation and damaged his career.

In the suit, Hanks also gripes that Bristol accused him of being gay during their encounter -- saying she could "tell" by the way he looked.

Hanks is suing Bristol and A&E -- the company behind Lifetime. He's asking for unspecified damages.

Calls to Bristol have not been returned.

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1.

Bud    

GOOD!!!

798 days ago
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Nostradamus    

This takes litigious to a whole new level.

798 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

Wait, what career did Hank have that was ruined?

798 days ago
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Buster    

Sometimes queers are really annoying.

798 days ago
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HellOhDanya    

Who really walks down the street and recognizes him?

798 days ago
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3Storms    

So lemme see if I get this straight: He was trashing her mom, calling her a whore (for which she's not), calling her other things, and he's suing thinking he's entitled to money because a camera crew got it on film?

798 days ago
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Reno    

My god, liberals are such pu$$ies.

798 days ago
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queen love    

Would someone explain to me how an ultra conservative have a wild puzzy thirsty unwed young teenage daughter? "future stripper"

798 days ago
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D. Potter    

Hey Stephen Hanks, go away you worthless slug...

798 days ago
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Sin D    

"Can't we all just get a bong?"

798 days ago
11.

Shawn    

Losers always seem to find each other.

798 days ago
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j    

Seems he gave his ok to be in the show and taped when he voulunteered his dialogue shouting to be heard across the bar. He in my opinion verbally consented by interjecting himself into her space as he started the interaction. He was not in a private conversation, he shouted across the bar, therefore he volunteered to be heard. He and all of these days are being taped everywhere...shopping stores, the bank, toll booths, etc. His image is free to everyone it seems. His voice however, may be the issue...byt since he did the shout across the room, it seems he gave averbal autorization to be heard.

He is suing for a quick buck and to be on TMZ for aminute. By the way he is an idiot and he knows we all know it.

798 days ago
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Josh    

Give it up you Liberal loser, hope she slams you HARD with a counter-suit!

798 days ago
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annie2    

Maybe he shouldn't have publicly accosted her in front of cameras! Dipsh!t. It's not like they were hidden, I'm sure. Nanny cams in the light fixtures or something? He chose to get into it with her and yes, she made some dumb comments, but she was riled and you say stupid things sometimes when you get emotional. I probably would have decked him if he called my mother a wh*re, then he could really sue me for something.

798 days ago
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j    

Why does TMZ always put up the sex face. He looks like it hurts.

798 days ago
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