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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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Poor baby..What the F dude? You started it so shut your pie whole. This is American and PC as run amuck. You insult someone's mother in a bar and now your pissed at her?

831 days ago


anyone who's seen this video can't think for a minute that she was the instigator

831 days ago

Pudding Tang    

i'm no fan of the Palins but that is one angry dude to be that upset at a place you're suppose to be having a good time.

831 days ago


if he didn't sign a waiver, she should not have been putting him in her show. The rest of the suit is nonsense. Only about 5 people are going to watch that piece of sheeite anyway.

831 days ago


Let's see. This ass goes into a bar, starts telling a woman her mother is an evil whore and now he's going to sue her because she caught it on tape? Regardless of how you feel about her mother, this is absurd. The guy was a total ass.

831 days ago


GOOD ! so glad to hear someone is standing up to this fake white trash family@ give them a headache!

831 days ago


This is insane. He screams at her, harasses her, calls her mother a horrible name, does everything he can to destroy her day and evening, insults her personally and her family, and he sues her??? What is wrong with this picture and this country. My take is that the judge will toss this out of court, and I hope the Palins sue his sorry self. What a waste of time and what a sad loser this man is, and deranged I might add for attacking her to begin with. Sue him Palins, sue away.

831 days ago


and this just happens to come on the heels of the debut of her new reality show. yep, nothing suspicious about that

831 days ago


This guy is a complete ******* ! I wish someone would have hit him in his ugly mug ! Now ya see that his actions he cant own up to and be a man,,he has to try to sue a woman to make him look good,,wonder if her beats his wife/girlfriend/kids..oh gawd,,I hope he hasnt had a spawn..spawn of satan

831 days ago


maybe this will stop the misogynist from mis-treating women. if he did it to a stranger, he's already done is in the past and would again. go away, loser!

831 days ago


OMG...this dude's a moron. I guess even a classless ass can file a lawsuit.

So, he thinks Bristol's statements ruined his career? What about calling her mother a whore? I would think that contributed a bit too. Idiot.

831 days ago


What career? His career as a butt pirate? Why doesn't Sarah Palin just sue him for defamation as well?

831 days ago

I am Spartacus    

someone needs to beat the s**t out of this guy. He verbally assaults a girl and then sues because a camera crew caught it and he got exposed for the a-hole he really is.

831 days ago


Typical LA chodesmokin, turdburglin' douche-trash. And I am not a fan of the Palins.

831 days ago

Trapper John    

If this girlie man tried this in an Alaskan bar he would be lucky to get out in one piece.

831 days ago
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