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Bristol Palin Bar Heckler Sues Her

Kevin Winter/Tonight Show/Getty Images for The Tonight Show(LOS ANGELES) -- Last September, Bristol Palin was heckled at a West Hollywood restaurant/bar by a man who called her mom, Sarah Palin, a "whore" and made a crude reference about her former relationship with the father of her child, Levi Johnston.  That heckler is now suing Palin. reports Stephen Hanks' lawsuit notes that Palin suggested he is a homosexual during their exchange, which occurred while she was shooting a segment for her new Lifetime series, Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp.  Hanks claims he's been featured in ads for the show despite the fact that he never signed a waiver.

Hanks also states that Palin falsely claimed to a magazine that the incident was the reason why she moved from Los Angeles back to her native Alaska.  He argues that Palin bought a home in Alaska two months before the incident.

Hanks is alleging defamation in his lawsuit and is seeking unspecified damages from Palin and Lifetime's parent company, A&E.

Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp premieres on Lifetime June 19.

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