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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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"Stephen, Stephen.
Man O' Lung.
Every Morning -
Brush His Tongue."

827 days ago


Like David Letterman, if you're going to say, deal with whatever repercussions it brings, don't whine about it :D

827 days ago


Lightly-attended Stephen Hanks Press Conference:

And just to prove I have absolutely NO dignity - i'm ALSO filing a law suit.

Er, on what grounds, Mr. Hanks?

Um, on the grounds she took me out in the first round a la a Mike Tyson fight.

827 days ago


He should be more pissed that he made such a fool of himself by talking to a little girl the way he did. `Cause if he called my mother Evil and a Whore.... He would be eating from a straw for about 6 months!

827 days ago


This guy is just trolling...

827 days ago


wow he must feel like an absolute Loser. Looks like he never amounted to anything in life so he needs to take other people money. You chose to be an obnoxious moron no live with it...

827 days ago


Ok, let me get this straight ... It's ok to call someone's mom a white but if they call you gay its defamation? He is also upset because he just wanted a few people to hear him talk trash and not have the whole country hear about it?? ... Pathetic

827 days ago


Fact, there were signs up that said filming in progress,
Fact TMZ ran the tape provided by paparazzi standing next to him when he started his abuse.
He is an idiot, he should of just stayed under his rock and let the show air and he would be forgotten again a few days later now he just opened himself up for public ridicule which he certainly deserves.
The man? is an IDIOT

827 days ago


The guy is a 47 year old 12 year old

827 days ago


Leave the Palins alone. They never did anything to ANYONE. This high school/immature mentality is killing this country. No one seems to want to call people out on the REALITY of the things they do wrong. Sarah Palin would have been one of the best Presidents this country would have seen. The reason why people hate her??..good morals and calling out people for what they are. Sad. This guy sucks *****.

827 days ago


Typical liberal queer. He or she or it, whatever dishes it out but can;t take it. Nobody forced him to make the foul comments about Sarah Palin. He asked, hell he begged for the ass kicking she politely and with grace gave him. This is a case where the court should impose very large monetary sanctions on his ass.

827 days ago


Didn't he call her mother a whore and the anti-christ? I think maybe she should countersue for defamation.

What a piece of crap this guy is.

827 days ago


Bristol is a known real estate INVESTOR. The house she bought on the lake in AK is her THIRD property purchase in the last 3 yrs. It is a fixer upper. Her first property was a townhouse in AK, her 2nd was a house in AZ. which she has said in interviews she bought as an INVESTMENT. After living there a few months, she rented it out,earned a rental income from it, then sold it for a small profit. Her present boyfriend is a realtor and he and Bristol are fixing up the property she bought on the lake. The date she bought the fixer upper has nothing to do with her plans on the reality show. That house is not even ready to live now. She is living in an apt on her parent's property. I have a gay child and support gay marriage. This guy is not a positive representation of the gays I know love, and respect. HIS behavior has hurt his reputation, not Bristol's question.

827 days ago


What career as he looks like he has a career in being a LOSER !

827 days ago


This guy deserves to be famous. After viewing his insane rant, his picture should be everywhere. With a warning about how mentally unstable he is. Good for Bristol for not backing down that night.

827 days ago
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