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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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46.

DaveT    

You want to play tough guy and attack people half your age, don't cry if someone catches it on tape and the public spits on ya :D

831 days ago
47.

Mac    

I saw the clip and this guy is a p*ssy who's pissed that Sarah can kick his ass. What a little man he is to pick on Bristol.
His lawsuit will only show others what an idiot he is. LOL

831 days ago
48.

Brandt    

Like mother, like daughter. Bristol is selling herself in any form or fashion just like Sarah, to make that money. She pays a ghost-writer to slap together blog entries on hot-button issues to shamelessly promote herself. Talk about some successful capitalists- all body and no brains. See how far they’re willing to go for the cash at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/06/ecstasy-of-sarah-palin_15.html

831 days ago
49.

go home!    

Aww poor little baby! Tough guy can't handle it? What a *****!! He likes yelling at women, but can't handle it when his actions are shown to the world. Nothing like a puss of a man to yell at the young daughter of someone he doesn't agree with. Anyone that yells at a woman like that deserves any retribution he may get. He is the one who seems evil and I hope it's true that he had problems with employment after that. His true colors were shown and i for one would not patronize anywhere he worked. Get a life dude and learn some MANNERS.

831 days ago
50.

cranky    

Seems this guys is off-base. Judging from her lifestyle and reputation, Sarah is not a wh@re, Bristol is.

831 days ago
51.

The Truth Hurts    

It's about time someone sue that whore. He should stop the tv show from airing to

831 days ago
52.

Kate    

Some advice for Mr. Hanks - Don't be a jerk to people you don't know and this kind of thing won't happen. You ruined your own reputation. If you'd behaved with even a hint of class no one would have anything negative to say about you. Don't blame Bristol because you got caught being a douche.

831 days ago
53.

cranky    

This guy is off-base. Judging from her reputation, lifestyle and this video -- Sarah is not a whore, Bristol is.

831 days ago
54.

kevin19208    

that dude is 100% to blame in all of this.

i don't think she was targeting you to be on her show or whatever.

831 days ago
55.

Mark    

The guy was interviewed by TMZ within days of the incident and was basically proud of everything he did but now since it is on a reality show he is being defamed? What a crock. They should go after his ass for her legal expenses to defend such a ridiculous claim.

831 days ago
56.

j    

He should count the votes here on TMZ and imagine a jury vote...defeat...

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Bristol do not give him a dime...let it go to court and show him he will lose.

831 days ago
57.

ihateskanks    

So let me get this straight, he's ranting and calling Sarah plain a whore yet he is sueing Bristol for defamation. Yeah that not hypocritical at all. People are so stupid. I hope she counter sues and takes him for all he's worth...which isn't too much from the looks of it

831 days ago
58.

j    

Bristol should show the footage on her show and all the dailogue but blur his face or eyes..whatever needs to be done...and not give him credit or face time..that will really piss him off. Everyone will see it on TV and the guy lookslike a dick, but he does not get the "fame" of it. That would be great.

831 days ago
59.

KatieAnnieOakley    

Find the original blog article (with copies of the Recorded Limited Warranty Deed) confirming Bristol's home purchase in Wasilla, Alaska in July 2011 here:

http://politicalgates.blogspot.com/2012/01/revealed-bristol-palin-bought-her-new.html

And her statement from InTouch Weekly Magazine in January 2012:

"... The turning point, Bristol says, came last September, when - in a much-reported episode - she was accosted at the Saddle Ranch in LA by a man who hurled nasty insults at her about her famous family.

After footage of the altercation went viral, Bristol, 21, realized she was done with showbiz - and that she'd never felt totally at home in the Lower 48. "I wasn't really into the Hollywood thing," she tells In Touch in an exclusive interview. "After that, I realized that I was over it. I was ready to come home."

Reality bites, indeed!!

831 days ago
60.

KatieAnnieOakley    

Find the blog article (With copies of the Recorded Limited Warranty Deed) confirming Bristol's home purchase in Wasilla, Alaska in July 2001 here:

http://politicalgates.blogspot.com/2012/01/revealed-bristol-palin-bought-her-new.html

And her statement from InTouch Weekly Magazine in January 2012:

The turning point, Bristol says, came last September, when - in a much-reported episode - she was accosted at the Saddle Ranch in LA by a man who hurled nasty insults at her about her famous family.

After footage of the altercation went viral, Bristol, 21, realized she was done with showbiz - and that she'd never felt totally at home in the Lower 48. "I wasn't really into the Hollywood thing," she tells In Touch in an exclusive interview. "After that, I realized that I was over it. I was ready to come home."

Reality, indeed!!

831 days ago
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