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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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76.

Karmagal    

I hope he sues the crap out of her. SO what he was a regular dude sitting at a bar drinking a beer and he NEVER asked to be filmed and Bristol is well known for being homophobic and its very clear this guy is not gay. She should pay. She needs a good swift kick of reality.

770 days ago
77.

Norma O     

Really a nice guy?? NOT Typical L.A. snotty Queer

770 days ago
78.

freedomforall    

He should be used to things leaving a bad taste in his mouth.

770 days ago
79.

Spencer B in MD    

Stevier 'h0m0' Hanks is a prissy little bald bully - he shouted obscenities at a 21 year old girl and now Stevie Hanks has his panties in a wad.
Stevie boo-hoo-hoo Hanks. Grow a pair without sucking on them for a change, you b!tch. Just looking at this literal c0ck suck3r makes my skin crawl.

770 days ago
80.

truman    

Guess what? He's right Palin's all whores.

770 days ago
81.

BSweet    

I may not like Bristol or any of the Palins, but come on. That guy's just a jerk. Kick your sad can home, loser.

770 days ago
82.

Asian 101    

I actually want to thank him for getting her to move back to Alaska! I was worried she was going to invade Orange County.

770 days ago
83.

john    

He has to be the biggest fool in the world to go to the Saddle Ranch.....what a sh*t hole.

770 days ago
84.

Becca    

What a turd.

770 days ago
85.

Christy    

A grumpy old fart yelling "whore" about a young girls mother and HE has filed suit? Priceless!!

770 days ago
86.

Studley Buck    

Ugly skinhead creep Stephen Hanks should be in prison doing hard time. He hates women because he can't be one.

770 days ago
87.

Repeter    

I hope he wins.

You want to make private citizens part of your sick reality show then get their permission & pay them.

770 days ago
88.

DJ    

I dunno. He might have a case or at least walk away with a few bucks to go away.

770 days ago
89.

grandmacc    

He knew the cameras were there and that why he made a jerk of himself, so he would be ON camera.
Why he would want that face on camera is beyond me. I would think he'd want to be far far away from any camera, but he really wanted to be seen and heard on those cameras. really bad !
When gays are in a group they really act up like this jerk did, that is why GAYS HAVE A HATE FOLLOWING, because of jackasses like this guy, I guess he's a guy or a he/she maybe, an ugly one.

770 days ago
90.

grandmacc    

Same ole, same ole, some gay trying to impress his boyfriend by making a jerk of himself. With his looks he needs something to impress a future boyfriend, because his looks won't do it for sure.
Running down someone who is straight is a gay thing ! Guess it makes him feel like a MAN, ha ha, it didn't work ! Ugh anyway, creep !

770 days ago
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