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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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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’s request for comment.

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