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Sunday
Nov042012

Bristol Palin Bar Heckler Lawsuit Tossed

Kevin Winter/Tonight Show/Getty Images for The Tonight Show(NEW YORK) -- A defamation lawsuit filed by a man who made headlines for heckling Bristol Palin in a California bar has been tossed out, her attorney John Tiemessen told ABC News.

In September 2011, Palin was heckled at a West Hollywood bar and restaurant by a man who called her mom, 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, a “whore” and made a crude reference about Bristol’s former relationship with Levi Johnston, the father of her 3-year-old son, Tripp .

Stephen Hanks’ lawsuit noted that Palin suggested he is a homosexual during their exchange, which occurred while she was shooting a segment for her 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 has been ordered to pay Palin’s attorney’s fees.

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Thursday
Mar152012

Meghan McCain Reveals to 'Playboy': ‘I Love Sex’

Dustin Finkelstein/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- John McCain may have recently come to former running mate Sarah Palin’s defense, but in an interview with Playboy magazine, his daughter Meghan revealed still-simmering tensions between the McCain and Palin clans.

Meghan McCain told Playboy that a memoir written by Bristol Palin, Sarah’s daughter known for her teen pregnancy, was a “total lie.”

Bristol, she said, avoided her at the White House Correspondents' Dinner and “totally took off” when she saw Meghan across the room, lest Bristol be confronted about jabs she made about the McCain women in a recent memoir.

In her book Not Afraid of Life Bristol dings Meghan and mother Cindy McCain for having “so much Louis Vuitton luggage, so many cell phones, and so many constant helpers to do hair and makeup.” Bristol also writes of Meghan that after their first meeting she had the “sneaking suspicion that I might need to watch my back.”

“I saw her across the room,” Meghan, a conservative commenter on MSNBC, told Playboy of seeing Bristol at the correspondents’ dinner. “That girl biffed it fast, totally took off. All that stuff she wrote was a total lie. I have, like, one Louis Vuitton purse. She’s just young and confused and was thrust into all this. The media aren’t kind to her. But once someone signs up for Dancing with the Stars, it’s hard to sympathize.”

Meghan, who was interviewed for the magazine but did not pose nude, also revealed to Playboy that she “almost overdosed on Xanax,” the anti-anxiety drug, the day before the 2008 election.

“I gained a lot of weight,” she said of her time on the campaign trail, “because of Starbucks and Snickers.”

Meghan, who has departed from her father in her strong support of same-sex marriage, dismissed any rumors that she was gay. Using an obscene rhyme, she said was “strictly” straight, adding: “I can’t help it. I love sex and I love men.”

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Friday
Sep232011

Bristol Palin Gets in Verbal Brawl at Bull Riding Bar

ABC/ADAM TAYLOR(LOS ANGELES) -- Bristol Palin got into a heated argument with a bar patron in Los Angeles Thursday after he called her mother, Sarah Palin, a “whore.”

Bristol was riding a mechanical bull at the Saddle Ranch bar and restaurant Thursday night when a heckler yelled out, “Did you ride Levi like that?” referring to Levi Johnston, the father of Bristol’s baby. The man went on to call her mother, the former Alaska governor, a “whore.”

After being bucked off the bull, Bristol walked over to confront the heckler. A video of their exchange shows the two talking for several minutes about why he doesn’t like Sarah Palin.

Heckler: “She’s evil.”

Bristol: “Is it because you’re a homosexual?”

Heckler: “Pretty much. And why did you say I’m a homosexual?”

Bristol: “Because I can tell you are.”

Their back and forth ended when the heckler said, “You don’t look anything like Glen Rice, I thought you would,” referring to the allegations that Sarah Palin had a one night stand with the former NBA player.

“You’re right, you’re right, I’m half African American, you caught me,” Bristol said, before storming out of the bar with her reality TV show camera crew. She passed another group of hecklers on the way, one of whom yelled, “You’re white trash from Wasilla.”

Representatives for Sarah and Bristol Palin did not immediately respond to ABCNews.com’s request for comment.

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Monday
Jun272011

Bristol Palin: Virginity Was 'Stolen'

Ida Mae Astute/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Bristol Palin's contention that former boyfriend Levi Johnston "stole" her virginity is no attempt to bash him for their first sexual encounter, she said Monday on ABC’s Good Morning America.

"I'm not accusing Levi of date rape or rape at all," Palin said on GMA. "But I'm just looking back with the adult eyes I now have and just thinking, 'That was a foolish decision.'"

Palin also wants her mother to run for president in 2012, despite the harsh glare of the political spotlight in 2008, she said on GMA.

"Absolutely. I think she's awesome," Palin, 20, said. "I think she's smart. I think she would be awesome for our country."

Palin, the oldest daughter of former Alaska governor and potential presidential candidate Sarah Palin, would take a lesson from the 2008 campaign, however, in which she describes her family as being "thrown under the campaign bus" by GOP runningmate Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

"I think they could have stuck up for our family more," Palin said of the former presidential candidate's campaign team. "Because they never really did."

Palin is revealing much in a new memoir, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far, writing candidly about everything from the McCain family to her sexual relationship with Johnston, her child's father.

In the book, released Friday, Palin writes that she "had a sneaking suspicion I might need to watch my back," after first meeting the McCain family, and describes Cindy McCain, the senator's wife, as looking "like a queen" and holding "herself like royalty."

Palin writes that she was shocked when the senator's wife offered to be a godmother to her unborn baby: "I had just met her and I wondered why she wanted any type of guardianship over my child," she wrote.

But Palin saves her most biting words in the book for Johnston, the father of that unborn child, her now 2-year-old son Tripp.

Johnston was Palin's high school boyfriend who, she writes in the book, "stole" her virginity on a camping trip while Palin was drunk on wine coolers.

Palin's experience as a young, unwed teen mother led her to become a spokeswoman for abstinence, making hundreds of thousands of dollars lecturing to young adults about abstinence, and came under fire from critics questioning whether she was the right person to spread that message to young girls.

"I hate the word 'abstinence,'" Palin told GMA in response to critics. "I'm not an abstinence teacher."

Palin might not want to be held up high, but she does hope that, through her book, young girls and women can use the lessons she learned the hard way to protect themselves in their own lives.

"I hope that other women with jerk boyfriends can read the book and be like, 'You know what? I don't have to be with this guy,'" she said.

"And I think parents can read the book and open up a dialogue to their kids."

Palin writes in her memoir she and Johnston soon became intimate again after their first encounter, and she got pregnant with their son shortly after. She writes that she was taking birth control pills at the time to treat menstrual cramps; she went through eight home pregnancy tests before she was convinced of the positive results.

"I talk about in the book how I was on birth control," she said. "Abstinence is the only way that you're going to prevent teenage pregnancy. But, if you're going to have sex, practice safe sex, very safe sex."

Palin refers to Johnston as a "gnat" throughout the book and claims he "cheated on me about as frequently as he sharpened his hockey skates." She writes that while her parents accepted her pregnancy, he wasn't so supportive, saying the child, "Better be a f**king boy."

The "tough skin" Palin told GMA that she shares with her well-known mom has helped her as she has become a celebrity in her own right, through her broken relationship with Johnston, her time as a contestant on Dancing With the Stars and, most recently, a barrage of negative media after undergoing what she labeled "corrective surgery" on her jaw.

"Whatever they say, it really doesn't bother me," Palin said of her reaction to critics. "Especially something like that."

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Tuesday
Jun212011

Bristol Palin Bashes the McCains, Levi Johnston in Memoir

ABC/ADAM TAYLOR(NEW YORK) -- From Levi Johnston to Meghan McCain, Bristol Palin has been put off by a lot of people.

In her memoir due out Friday, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far, the 20-year-old daughter of former Alaska governor/potential presidential candidate Sarah Palin reveals her true feelings about the father of her son, the daughter of her mother's 2008 running mate and much more.

Palin writes that the first time she met the 26-year-old daughter of Sen. John McCain, she "ignored us during the entire visit." This was just before Senator McCain introduced Sarah Palin as his running mate. Palin adds that she "had a sneaking suspicion I might need to watch my back."

"Every time we saw Meghan, she seemed to be constantly checking us out, comparing my family to hers and complaining," she writes. "Oh the complaining."

Cindy McCain, the senator's wife, also rubbed the eldest Palin daughter the wrong way.

"I'd never seen people with so much Louis Vuitton luggage, so many cell phones, and so many constant helpers to do hair and makeup," Palin writes, adding that the would-be first lady looked "like a queen" and held "herself like royalty."

Palin writes that she was shocked when the senator's wife offered to be a godmother to her unborn baby: "I had just met her and I wondered why she wanted any type of guardianship over my child."

Palin also shares not-so-fond memories of her 2010 stint on Dancing With the Stars, where she and her professional partner, Mark Ballas, finished in third place.

"I noticed some of the contestants rolled their eyes when they realized we'd survived to dance another day," she writes, adding that some of the contenders voted off "literally would not speak to us or acknowledge our presence."

The most biting words in the book are reserved for Johnston, Palin's high school boyfriend and the father of her two-year-old son, Tripp. Palin was drunk on wine coolers when she lost her virginity to Johnston while camping. She writes that she "didn't know that girly flavored wine coolers were just as likely to get you drunk as the hard stuff."

Palin had vowed to wait until marriage to have sex, and when she confronted Johnston about the encounter, he said they would refrain from the act until after saying their vows. But, Palin writes, they soon became intimate again and she got pregnant with their son shortly after. She writes that she was taking birth control pills at the time to treat menstrual cramps; she went through eight home pregnancy tests before she was convinced of the positive results.

Palin refers to Johnston as a "gnat" and claims he "cheated on me about as frequently as he sharpened his hockey skates." She writes that while her parents accepted her pregnancy, he wasn't so supportive, saying the child "better be a f**king boy."

Motherhood is a constant theme of Palin's book. Now, though she's made hundreds of thousands of dollars lecturing to young adults about abstinence, she relishes her maternal instincts. While visiting Haiti on a humanitarian trip with her parents, Fox News host Greta Van Susteren and the Rev. Franklin Graham, Palin offered to take home a baby reeling from Haiti's 2010 earthquake.

Palin describes seeing an eight-month-old boy at a cholera treatment center whose mother had recently passed away. The baby's father was caring for him and six other children. She writes, "I could tell by his emotion and urgency that he was trying to give the baby up for a chance at life."

"I actually offered to take the baby home," she continues, "but you obviously can't just pick up a child and take him out of the country! (It felt wrong to leave him there, though, whatever 'the system.')"

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Wednesday
Apr062011

Bristol Palin Paid Handsomely for Promoting Abstinence

ABC/Adam Larkey(WASHINGTON) -- Advocating abstinence has paid off big time for Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

The 20-year-old single mom, who had a child out of wedlock when she was 17, was paid $262,500 in 2009 as an appointed teen ambassador for The Candie's Foundation, according to tax records.

In her role, Palin, who gave birth to a son in December 2008, tells young women to postpone sex until after marriage.

Palin, who still works for the foundation, said when she was first hired, "If I can prevent even one girl from getting pregnant, I will feel a sense of accomplishment."

She admitted last year that she wasn't ready for the changes that come with being a single mother.

Besides her income from The Candie's Foundation, Palin has earned huge paychecks from her appearance on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, speaking engagements and an upcoming memoir.

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Friday
Jan282011

Bristol Palin Won't Appear on University's Abstinence Panel

Photo Courtesy - ABC/Adam Larkey(ST. LOUIS) -- Students at Washington University in St. Louis decided to just say "no" to having Bristol Palin appear at the school's Student Sexual Responsibility Week in February.

What they apparently objected to was not Palin's stand on abstinence, but the fact that she was demanding a fee to be the keynote speaker at the event.

WU officials did not disclose how much Palin would have earned but student government officials revealed the figure would have been between $15,000 and $30,000, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The school and Palin mutually agreed to cancel her appearance after a Facebook petition collected hundreds of signatures from students who did not want her to speak at the symposium.

Many questioned Palin's limited experienced on the subject of abstinence, as well as paying her when funds for other student activities have been cut because of financial constraints.

Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, had a child out of wedlock when she was 17.  Her son, Tripp, is now two.

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