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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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151.

Mikey    

Sounds like the guy is having a hard time coming to grips with his own homosexuality.

825 days ago
152.

Azi    

Just because Sarah Palin is a MILF, doesn't mean she is a whore

825 days ago
153.

AyeJay    

I'm sorry, but just by looking at the picture I can tell he's gay. And my gaydar is horrible. Sir, you might as well throw glitter all over that bald head of yours.

825 days ago
154.

B-Man    

in order to secure defamation of character you have to have a charter that is defamed. Telling off a person and the person relaying his/her opinion in return does not equate to defamation. This is a "man" isnt it?

825 days ago
155.

Dani    

PUHLEase!!! Just another trashy person suing for no reason!!! Don't tell me he didn't see the cameras filming when HE attacked HER!!! He wanted his 2 seconds of fame so he went in for the kill. Now he can shut his mouth and go away! And with this comment he made: "Hanks says Bristol's statements to the gossip mag hurt his reputation and damaged his career." I call bullsh*t! I'd like to see his walking papers from his employer and what reputation damage is he referring to??? From his behavior in that situation, i'd say he already had a bad reputation, he's obviously trashy...

825 days ago
156.

wbbbb    

No sweety, people like you are what is wrong with the wolrd

825 days ago
157.

Pazazzle    

He's suing because he didn't get a little fuzzy ball over his face, which is protocol on reality shows if they want to use your image. Also, he says he has proof that Bristol the Pistol lied about him. A lie is different than an opinion. She also cries because he was mean to her on the reality show. She has been mean to gays in the past online, and her mom has dissed them as well. She's on a reality show that talks all about her family values, but she lives in a big mansion and treats her sister like a nanny when she's out partying and riding bulls at bars. She's no great shakes. But maybe this is all planned and that guy is a shill hired to help boost the ratings and make us all feel sorry for her, when she's really kind of a poop head.

825 days ago
158.

yabbi    

She's an ignorant and useless hypocrite. Who wants to see her or know about anything she does? Not me. Get rid of her already.

825 days ago
159.

Pazazzle    

All of you, on both sides, are what's wrong with this country right now. Get it together, seriously. Or don't — just leave your one-sided zombie brains to yourselves, and stay away from bath salts so you don't eat me.

825 days ago
160.

SheLovesFootball    

what wouldn't Sarah Palin lie about if she felt she had to?

Palin lied when she said the dismissal of her public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan, had nothing to do with his refusal to fire state trooper Mike Wooten; in fact, the Branchflower Report concluded that she repeatedly abused her power when dealing with both men.

Palin lied when she repeatedly claimed to have said, "Thanks, but no thanks" to the Bridge to Nowhere; in fact, she openly campaigned for the federal project when running for governor.

Palin lied when she denied that Wasilla's police chief and librarian had been fired; in fact, both were given letters of termination the previous day.

Palin lied when she wrote in the NYT that a comprehensive review by Alaska wildlife officials showed that polar bears were not endangered; in fact, email correspondence between those scientists showed the opposite.

Palin lied when she claimed in her convention speech that an oil gas pipeline "began" under her guidance; in fact, the pipeline was years from breaking ground, if at all.

Palin lied when she told Charlie Gibson that she does not pass judgment on gay people; in fact, she opposes all rights between gay spouses and belongs to a church that promotes conversion therapy.

Palin lied when she denied having said that humans do not contribute to climate change; in fact, she had previously proclaimed that human activity was not to blame.

Palin lied when she claimed that Alaska produces 20 percent of the country's domestic energy supply; in fact, the actual figures, based on any interpretation of her words, are much, much lower.

Palin lied when she told voters she improvised her convention speech when her teleprompter stopped working properly; in fact, all reports showed that the machine had functioned perfectly and that her speech had closely followed the script.

Palin lied when she recalled asking her daughters to vote on whether she should accept the VP offer; in fact, her story contradicts details given by her husband, the McCain campaign, and even Palin herself. (She later added another version.)

Palin lied when she claimed to have taken a voluntary pay cut as mayor; in fact, as councilmember she had voted against a raise for the mayor, but subsequent raises had taken effect by the time she was mayor.

Palin lied when she insisted that Wooten's divorce proceedings had caused his confidential records to become public; in fact, court officials confirmed they released no such records.

Palin lied when she suggested to Katie Couric that she was involved in trade missions with Russia; in fact, she has never even met with Russian officials.

Palin lied when she told Shimon Peres that the only flag in her office was the Israeli flag; in fact, she has several flags.

Palin lied when she claimed to have tried to divest government funds from Sudan; in fact, her administration openly opposed a bill that would have done just that.

Palin lied when she repeatedly claimed that troop levels in Iraq were back to pre-surge levels; in fact, even she acknowledged her "misstatements," though she refused to retract or apologize.

Palin lied when she insisted that the Branchflower Report "showed there was no unlawful or unethical activity on my part"; in fact, that report prominently stated, "Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act."

Palin lied when she claimed to have voiced concerns over Wooten fearing he would harm her family; in fact, she actually decreased her security detail during that period.

Palin lied when asked about the $150,000 worth of clothes provided by the RNC; in fact, solid reporting contradicted several parts of her statement.

Palin lied when she suggested that she had offered the media proof of her pregnancy with Trig to "correct the record"; in fact, no reports of her medical records were ever published; and the letter from her doctor testifying to her good health only emerged hours before polling ended on election day, even though there was nothing in it that couldn't have been released two months earlier.

Palin lied when she said that "reported" allegations of her banning Harry Potter as mayor was easily refutable because it had not even been written yet; in fact, the first book in that series was published in 1998 - two years into her first term - and such rumors were never reported by the media, only circulated as emails.

Palin lied when she denied having participated in a clothes audit with campaign laywers; in fact, the Washington Times later confirmed those details.

Palin lied when asked about Couric's question regarding her reading habits; in fact, Couric's words were not, "What do you read up there in Alaska?" or anything close to condescension.

Palin lied when she mischaracterized the "$1200 check" given to Alaskans as the permanent fund dividend check; in fact, that fund had yielded $2,069 per person, and she claimed otherwise to obscure the fact that Alaskans also received a $1200 rebate check from a windfall profits tax on oil companies - a tax widely criticized by Republicans.

Palin lied when she claimed to be unaware of a turkey being slaughtered behind her during a filmed interview; in fact, the cameraman said she had picked the spot herself, while the slaughter was underway.

Palin lied when she denied having rejected federal stimulus money; in fact, she continued to accept and reject the funds several times.

Palin lied when she claimed that legislative leaders had canceled a meeting with her to hold their own press conference; in fact, they only canceled it after being told she would not participate, and the purpose of the press conference was very different from the meeting's.

Palin lied when she announced on the news that she never holds closed-door meetings; in fact, she had just attended a closed-door meeting with the legislature earlier that day.

Palin lied when she said that former aide John Bitney's "amicable" departure was for "personal" reasons; in fact, Bitney said he was fired because of his relationship with the wife of Palin's friend, plus a Palin spokesperson later claimed "poor job performance" for his firing - without elaborating.

Palin lied when she said she kept her running injury a secret on the campaign trail; in fact, her bandaged hand was clearly visible in photographs and the story was widely talked about.

Palin lied when she claimed that Alaska has spent "millions of dollars" on litigation related to her ethics complaints; in fact, that figure is much, much lower, and she had initiated the most expensive inquiry.

Palin lied when she denied that the Alaska Independence Party supports secession and denied that her husband had been a member; in fact, even the McCain campaign noted that the party's very existence is based on secession and that Todd was a member for seven years.

825 days ago
161.

Joselyn28    

Sounds to me like someone is just trying to make a quick buck off his own ignorance! Sad...

825 days ago
162.

Joselyn28    

Sounds to me like someone is just trying to make a quick buck off his own ignorance! Sad...

825 days ago
163.

minerva     

WHY, ARE WE EVEN DISCUSSING THIS . THEY ARE ALL STUPID, HAS SARHA PAID BACK THE MONEY SHE USED TO BUILD HER HOUSE IN ALASKA , YOU KNOW THE FREE LABOR , FREE LUMBER , FREE WINDOWS , FREE ALL. SO WHY EVEN WAIST YOUR TIME WITH THIS PENDEJA,
SHE IS A BAD EXAMPAMPLE FOR OUR YOUTH , SAME AS MAMA

825 days ago
164.

Del    

He won't get a dime, particularly sime he started the name calling, and he didn't have to sign a waiver since he was in public place. Add to that, he knew she was on camera and willfully chose to attack her mother. If anything, probably a loser looking to cash in. He could find himself fined, which would be awesome.

825 days ago
165.

K.C.    

I would love to hate F-k her then post the pics...anyone else with me

825 days ago
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