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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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By the way...TMZ shows everyone on camera everyday on their show...where are the waivers? Why can TMZ and shows like Tosh.0 and other camera driven shows show everyday people...or the news?

I don't get why this guy thinks he is so special he cannot be on camera?

Explain this TMZ?

861 days ago

It's Dave    

Well, Bristol is right about him looking gay.

861 days ago


Another idiot in it for the fame and money.

861 days ago


Sarah palin use this to start dialogue about Torte Reform in America. The Palins could really get the entire country talking about Torte Reform losers pays winners fee's and damages...

This is like a gift from God.

seriously Palins run with this and get the entire Tea Party behind you.

This could be the match to get it started finally.

It has video, dialogue, politics, bullying, homo rage, all the hot points, political correctness run amuck...


Please Palins, especially Sarah...Torte Reform to get 2013 an Romney and America back on track financially started witha a bang...Torte Reform on everyone lips...

Never miss a moment like the Dems say to use an issue to your advantage.

861 days ago


In actuality Sara Palin is a GUTLESS COWARD.

861 days ago


Dude, you need to MAN up!! You were saying disgusting things about her mother. I would have slapped your face. Any guy that calls women whores, ect. is an an idiot and a pig, and a sorry excuse for a man..

861 days ago


Bristol Palin is a ****!

861 days ago



I am so glad she is getting sued. I hope it's all legit and he sues for everything she has! And he dumbazz family too!

861 days ago


Hope she counter-sues that bald headed gay dude. He should be sued for being ugly in public. And gay.

861 days ago


I don't care for the palins. But sorry if someone shouted your moms a whore at me. That I did no harm too, I would call him every thing in the damn book.

861 days ago


seriously he gladly will try and start a fight with a young girl when hes such an old guy like calling a little girl a ****ing b**** gawd like i dont have a problem with gay people but obviously hes insecure to be starting a bar fight with her. and like i dont support sarah palin but thats just BS. get a life and be happy with it FFS lol

861 days ago


I really don't like the Palin's.

861 days ago


Who cares about these fugly people!!

861 days ago

the TRUTH    

and she walked away like a good woman she most likely went to go make him a sandwich like her mother SHOULD BE DOING

861 days ago


Does anyone know if legally he has a valid case? I'm pretty sure a waiver needs to be signed to film someone for a tv show.

861 days ago
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