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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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steverino    

I guess the loser is having to deal with the ramifications of shooting off his ignorant mouth. Why are some gays so hateful, like that little twerp on Bravo?

855 days ago
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dustbunny    

Are you kidding me. My grandmother used to say " if you got nothing to say then don't say anything at all". Males like that give men a bad name. He is just angry cause he didn't get breast feed long enough when he was a baby.

851 days ago
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Mo Green    

SUE Her & The ENTIRE " PALE UN " Family Into POVERTY & The STONE AGE !!!! That IS EXACTLY What They DESERVE !!!

842 days ago
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Sully    

I was never a fan of Sarah Palin,however,she is a good mom and her daughter was right to defend her. The "gay" guy gives all gay men a bad reputation and causes people to think all Gays are like that. Anderson Cooper would have never done that. he has no case.

841 days ago
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Sully    

I have never been any Palins fan but that guy gives Gay men a bad name. You would never see Anderson Cooper do that. She is agood daughter to defend her mom but all of this "reality" stuff is way over the edge. Our country is sinking because of absent minded fools. What happened to etiquitte ?

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