Bristol Palin is bizarrely being sued by a man who insulted her in a Los Angeles bar. Talent manager Stephen Hanks heckled Bristol and her politician mother in a bar on the Sunset Strip in September, but has filed a lawsuit for defamation, claiming he never gave Lifetime permission to appear in Palin's upcoming reality show, reports Los Angeles.
The amount of damages is undisclosed, though Hank's Los Angeles-based lawyer Michael Gulden said the suit had been filed in federal court because the plaintiff was seeking more than $75,000. Palin - whose mother ran for U.S. vice president in 2008 - had ridden a mechanical bull at the bar, when Hanks shouted out that her mother was "a whore" and that she was "evil". Bristol later told tabloid magazine In Touch that the incident was a direct catalyst in her decision to leave Los Angeles and return home to Wasilla, Alaska. Hanks says he suffered emotional distress and invasion of privacy, claiming Bristol accused him of "being a homosexual" in a degrading manner following the incident.
Palin's reality show 'Life's A Tripp' chronicles her stay in Los Angeles with her 3-month old son, and subsequent return to Alaska. The series is scheduled to premiere on the Lifetime cable channel on June 19, 2012.