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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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Joe    

If this was a story about two people I never heard of I would have to say that the guy is a loser. He started the whole thing. Then when the girl defended her mom, he started crying. A guy crying is definitely a qu33r.

799 days ago
137.

TMZ Superfan    

Good, the whole Palin family sucks... and with the amount of kids that Sarah has, we KNOW she sucks.

799 days ago
138.

Jordan    

Sara Palin is an easy whore Donnald trump BANGED her for a slice of pizza and a coke.

799 days ago
139.

JAMES LAKOVISH    

wish i had been there, i would have made a punk out of this guy and would have him squealing all around the bar, and i think he was talking about his mother not bristols

799 days ago
140.

Jordan    

I Bet that Bristol road that bull like she road Levi Johnston's.

799 days ago
141.

Observer    

Hey Buddy....

You acted like an immature drama queen who made a fool of himself.
You jumped unfairly at her and she schooled you.

You should have stayed forgotten instead of turning back into an attention whore cause your going to look like a petty child all over again.

Yea, real smart guy.

799 days ago
142.

Sandie    

Shouldn't this be the other way around? If he didn't open his nasty mouth Bristol wouldn't have even known he was there!.... JERK!

799 days ago
143.

Mugsy    

Hey here's a thought....Next time keep your big yap SHUT.

798 days ago
144.

twinsies    

Her mother should sue him for calling her a wh***. It should be for the exact amount he is suing for.

798 days ago
145.

Justin    

It's not a crime to think someone's gay and to state it.

It should be a crime to be an idiot and sue someone who thinks you're gay.

798 days ago
146.

judi    

WHAT A JERK!! COULDN'T EVEN GIVE R HER AN ANSWER!! SCREW HIM !! BLAH BLAH BLAH!!

798 days ago
147.

SUNIA3    

he's suing her????? he pushed himself into the limelight and didn't get the attention he was craving so now he's making another attempt. A&E and Palin should sue him.

798 days ago
148.

Justme    

To think if he'd kept his mouth shut instead of tossing out false slurs in a public place, this never would have happened. So much for accepting responsibility for ones own actions.

798 days ago
149.

Bagman    

the American way, sue anyone for anything. What a asshat

798 days ago
150.

O_o    

k - so...i'm totally a palin hater. i really am...and i want so badly to back this guy up. BUT the bottom line is, mr. hanks - anything that is happening to ur career is a direct result of the fact that u're a f*king drunken idiot who got his a$$ embarrassingly handed to him by a PALIN. think about that. a PALIN bested you in a battle of the wits. oooooooooooooouuuuuuch. bottoms up buddy. enjoy.

798 days ago
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