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Bristol Palin Suit Tossed Out By Judge, Heckler Ordered To Pay Legal Fees

November 04, 2012 07:40 AM by Lisa Princ

Last year, Bristol Palin was heckled at a Hollywood restaurant and bar, by a man who then went on to file a defamation lawsuit against the Dancing with the Stars alum, even though he was caught bashing Bristol, and her mom, Sarah Palin. But now, Palin’s attorney announced that the lawsuit has since been tossed out by the judge!

Karma, anyone? Last September, Bristol Palin made headlines when she was heckled at a bar and restaurant in West Hollywood, during the filming of her show, Life’s A Tripp. Stephen Hanks, the bar heckler, made a crude reference to Bristol about her former relationship with Levi Johnston, and went on to call her mom, Sarah Palin, a “whore.”

Hanks then went on to file a defamation lawsuit against the star, claiming that Bristol Palin called him “gay,” and ruined his reputation when she gave an interview blaming him as the reason she was going back to Alaska. Hanks also included A&E (the parent company of Lifetime) in the suit, as he claimed he never signed any waivers to appear on the show.

Bristol Palin’s attorney announced recently that a judge has tossed out the suit. According to TMZ, the judge sided with Bristol and A&E on every count, claiming the show was protected by the First Amendment, and also that Hanks did not have his privacy violated because no unknown facts about him were revealed. The judge has also ordered Hanks to pay the Palin’s legal fees.

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114 Responses to “Bristol Palin Suit Tossed Out By Judge, Heckler Ordered To Pay Legal Fees”

  1. Scott Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Come on!! I can agree with tossing out the law suit, but making this guy pay HER legal fee’s. That I cannot agree with. Just ridiculous I say!!

  2. Ralph Malph Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 8:16 am

    If Palin really did go back to Alaska because of what Hanks said, we owe him a debt of gratituted. Maybe he should put a web site up to collect donations for the money that he has to pay – it would be a small price if it means that we never have to see this little wanna-be again.

  3. Suba Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    What an idiot. I’m so tired of stupid lawsuits – celebrity or otherwise. People need to stop trying to get something for nothing and be accountable for their own actions or inaction, as the case may be. This guy…well, there are really no words. He heckles her, then sues for defamation? How did he think this was a good plan?

  4. DELL JENSEN Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 8:40 am

    ITS ABOUT TIME JUDGES PUT PEOPLE INTO THEIR OWN PLACES! THIS GUY WAS A JERK. AND NEEDED WHAT HE GOT SHAME ON HIM! BET HE WON’T PICK ON ANYONE ELSE FOR A WHILE!

  5. Greg Kingsley Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Just because a judge tossed out the lawsuit doesn’t mean the First Amendment protects public slander, or that there wasn’t any legal grounds for Stephen Hanks to file the suit. Defamation laws change when you go from one state to another. You can check out the details by looking at your state’s decree of limitations in relation to personal injury law.

    Unfortunatly, we’re not going to know the details of what actually happened because the judge threw the case out. We won’t know who actually started the fight or what was really said. All we have are two sides to this story and no truth.

  6. Dee Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 8:55 am

    It’s a shame that Gov. Palin and her daughter are attacked simply because they stand up for love, goodness, protetction of the unborn and their love for America. The Liberal LEFT should be ashamed but then again they would have to know what decency is and I’m afraid they must have missed that in their upbrining.The Palins are what America is all about, they don’t claim they are perfect but some people are just pure JEALOUS of them and what they stand for!

  7. LIH Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I believe it was Shakespeare who once said, “The world is a stage.” Today, it seems that the world has become one big reality show. How this YAHOO ever thought he could sue Bristol Palin and get monetary compensation is beyond my comprehension! May I also add that Levi Johnson has proven himself to be a loser and societal leech, but we only have ourselves to blame as a society for giving him attention.

  8. Dolly Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Sounds like he is a lazy man just looking for a quick way to make a buck. Happy the judge put a stop to this. To many of these types of lawsuits these days.

  9. mimi Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 9:02 am

    that is good. he so stupid, he is the one who was shouting and made her to cry. he has to go to jail.

  10. ann Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Serves him right…The stupid ass was just looking to make money,now he is the one who has to pay..What an idiot!

  11. CountyGirl2 Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 9:18 am

    What, was he oinking or something. She is horrid & should lose custody of her boy.

  12. ROGER GUTHRIE Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 9:22 am

    SO WHAT. WHO CARES?

  13. Windy City Woman Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Why doesn’t that trailer trash tramp go work at Wal-Mart or something?

  14. Jill Groth Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 9:24 am

    It’s time for the frivolous lawsuits to stop and the person initiating the lawsuit to pay for it! It doesn’t matter against whom the suit was posted, frivolous lawsuits are a waste of court time.

  15. Chris Cross Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Bristol has TWO illegitimate children; Sarah did not give birth to Trig (the little boy with Down syndrome). Sarah and Todd adopted him from Bristol because Bristol didn’t think she could handle a kid with special needs. (The second one was evidently good enough to keep.) Bristol missed 5 months of school with “mono” during the time Trig was in utero. Sarah had a flat tummy until 2 months before she “gave birth.” Yeah, right…a woman in her 40′s on at least her 5th pregnancy doesn’t show? Uh huh. The day before she announced “her” pregnancy, Sarah was interviewed by Newsweek (there are videos of this). She was wearing skin-tight boots (no swollen legs?), sat cross-legged, and bent forward at the waist. Seriously, a woman 7 months pregnant can do this? Ask any woman who has given birth. Yes, and I’ll sell you some swampland in Florida. Also, there are photos of Sarah when she was supposedly 7 months pregnant; she is clearly wearing a square cushion under her clothes.

  16. professormarvel Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 9:25 am

    I do not care for the Palins; any of them, but in this case, the heckler was way out of line and justice was served.

  17. Truther Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Sarah Palin won’t confess that her youngest “child” is not her biological son; it is probably her oldest daughter Bristol’s child. There are photos of her “pregnant” where you can clearly see that she is wearing a square pillow under her clothing. Plus, Bristol missed 5 months of school with “mono” before and around the time that Trig appeared. And Sarah didn’t show until she declared that she was 6 months pregnant…with baby #5? Yeah, right. Literally the day before she announced her “pregnancy” with Trig, she was interviewed by Newsweek, sitting bent at the waist, cross-legged, wearing tight boots. Have you ever met a woman 6 months pregnant who could sit bent over at the waist and cross her legs? And while wearing skin-tight boots (what, no water-weight gain?)? No? And you never will.

  18. Ken Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 9:31 am

    It’s about time a judge does the right thing. If more judges took this approach, we’d see less of these types of lawsuits, which make a mockery out of our legal system.

  19. Juan Jose Ortega Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 9:34 am

    The man has no shame. I am a democrat, but stuff like this man is crazy and doesn’t belong in the courts .

  20. John Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Now send the bitch back to Alaska and make her stay there. By the way who was watching the baby while the bitch was out drinking in a bar?
    She didn;t get a dime but the fking attorneys still get paid. How much did the judge give his associate in law?

  21. JAMES Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 9:57 am

    its about time the palins got a break from the unfair world and its nutty people

  22. john Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 9:59 am

    What a media whore her and her mother are……….

  23. Trina Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:02 am

    If he’s going to call someone’s mom a whore (regardless of who it is) then he should be prepared for any insult thrown his way (regardless of what it is) and be damn glad it wasn’t a bottle that was thrown at him.

  24. Florence Bradley Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Yes, I agree with the judge. The man was unjustified to file the law suit. She could have sued him for harrassment or verbal assault after the way he acted. But the Palin’s have too much class to do that.

  25. CWayneBoss Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I do not like the Palin’s but right is right and wrong is wrong. This guy was just a douche. The judge did the right thing.

    Obama 2012!

  26. Vlad the Retailer Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:30 am

    She’s hot.

  27. Razzy Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Who honestly gives a crap about Bristol Palin? She’s a spoiled, self-centered brat who has done absolutely nothing but have a kid out of wedlock and plastered that indiscretion all over the place to make money

  28. Marylka Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:34 am

    I’m glad he was ordered to pay the legal fees too. This country has too many lazy, greedy fools looking for lawsuits – not just the rich and vulnerable, but lazy governments paying out taxpayers’ money, and insurance companies who pay because that’s easier and cheaper than fighting.

  29. Josey Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    She could file a counter suit and take away every last penny of the guy. This was an outrage and for the guy to use his “gayness” as an excuse for a frivolous lawsuit undermine gay folks who actually are attacked for being gay is an outrage.

    The reality is this: Sexual orientation aside, there are scummy people everywhere and this guy is one of them.

  30. Roberto Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I’m not a big Pailin fan but, I’m glad she prevailed against this schmuck~

  31. kr Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:41 am

    the lawsuit was a joke to begin with, it most definaetly was the right decision by the judge.

  32. Michael Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I can’t stand the Palins – they are relentless, self-promoting attention hounds, regardless of their politics.

    That said, the lawsuit was a bad joke from both a factual and legal standpoint, and the judge was correct in dismissing it.

  33. Carl Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Finally a Loon gets put in his place

  34. Colleen S Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Allright Bristol!!!!

  35. D Witt Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Nice to know there are Judges in our Country who are nonpartison and will do the right thing. I’m sick of these latigious idiots getting away with this crap.

  36. Jeb Jenkins Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Thanks for getting Bristol out of California. I think California should take up this man’s legal fees and consider his actions a civic service that he made California so uncomfortable she left. The world would be a far better place without the Palin clan!

  37. Phil Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 11:09 am

    OHHHHHHHHH, how justice was served up American style….Not only did he go on a drunken idiotic and factless rant, he sounded absolutely stupid! I remember watching it and wishing I was there, I would have grabed him by the back of his tighty whities and through him out in the street…What a looser. God Bless the Palins.

  38. miss m Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I think both of them wasted alot of the courts time and a person who doesn’t sign permission shouldn’t be put on another person’s show. I think all celebrities have gone too far with these shows. I think the Judge was wrong to make him pay her attorney fees.

  39. Mary D. Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Yes justice was served. No one should be bullied.

  40. Derrick Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Why can’t all frivolous lawsuits be tossed and the filer ordered to pay the defendant’s legal fees?

  41. jeff Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 11:24 am

    awesome. this guy is a money grubbing a-hole. regardless of your beliefs it is NEVER correct to call a lady a whore. Whether you like or hate the Palins they have never acted with any form of negative or slutty behavior. Judge them with the same criteria that you judged (or didn’t judge) Bill Clinton. This guy is either a money grubber, a jealous gay man that is a whiny puss, or an extreme liberal with an agenda. Either way he is worthless. It would have been a different outcome if I was there while he was bashing either lady in public calling them whores. And the same goes for rush Limbau’s idiotic comments about the young lady that testified bout health insurance. He is an idiot and only damages the conservative movement and republican party (he is a mean A-Hole) and reminds me of an angry recovering alcoholic.

  42. JB Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 11:27 am

    She should countersue for the frivilous lawsuit that the loser filed!

    People like him with no life need to be taught a a lesson! Yes, an eye for an eye!

  43. Michael Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 11:32 am

    “no unknown facts were revealed” — so Sarah Palin IS a whole? Wow, I thought so, but did not know wveryone knew it.

  44. John Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 11:32 am

    It’s nice to see the gay card not win one. .gays wanted equality..where there you go..he was treated equally

  45. Kurt Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    These sound like “self made opportunistic suits.” Heckle people till they respond and file a suit against them. The loosers should pay court costs and attorney fees!!

  46. JP Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 11:48 am

    All I can say is GOOD – at least this time the legal system worked.

  47. womanofgreatGod Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 11:48 am

    ha!!! good for Bristol, just because you disagree with someone politically doesn’t give you the right to be disrespectful. future hecklers take note!

  48. Paul Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Sooooooo….. is he gay?

  49. Dave Woodling Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Finally a judge got it right. The heckler should have been punched out by any real men in attendance. And the rediculous lawsuit was just looking for money he didn’t have to earn. Lots of that going on. Good for Bristol.

  50. Ben Begonia Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Stupid judges are the reason why this country is going to hell. They protect people who knowingly and intentionally causes harm to other people. Judges should be elected so that when they become unsuitable to carry out their responsibilities, we have the option of voting them out.

  51. Lance Voorhees Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Based on the information given, the suit was rightfully thrown out. Whether the guy was gay or not shouldn’t even be a concern, courts need not be concerned with such trivial matters, as much as they may hurt someone emotionally.

    Can you imagine a lawsuit against anyone calling someone a son of a bitch? “My mother wasn’t a dog and she was never bitchy, therefore I am suing you.” Give me a break!

  52. Charles Sansing Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    This is great! I am happy to know there is at least one judge who knows garbage when he sees it.
    I only hate he didn’t have to pay another $10 K for his stupidity!

  53. Maggie Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    These Palins just love publicity. Even BAD publicity. Won”t they EVER go away?

  54. Joe Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    The guy had a mouth on him and asked for every charge against him. Bristol is a very young woman and did not deserve his heckling because of her Mom’s celebrity. Possibly the judge’s ruling will make Hanks think about controlling his silly tonuge in the future.

  55. Mike0oSS Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Well, the suit gets tossed, but the heckler gets to pay the court fees. When a homo gets in your face, you have no rights, other than to ask them out…LOL

  56. John Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    I think it is fantastic that a judge has thrown out such a frivolous case filed by a person looking to cash in on a famous person he verbally attacked. I think the judge should impose some other penalty also. Now if we could find more judges like this our court systems might have more time for serious cases.

  57. eleise Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Stop giving these people publicity .This man was just setting the stage to win money….=LAWSUIT
    He calls he mother a a whore…he is worst than that family .
    Gotta admit ,her mom picked a pretty good way to make millions .She got paid well to travel all around the world to talk her head off about politics and really never had any intention of even sliding her foot in the door…god bless she made money and laughed all the way to the bank..smart woman

  58. barbara Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I think the judge was correct. The Palins may not be my favorite people, but to hassle them in this ignorant way is not right.. Cograts Bristol. Her mother may be a bit weird, but she is not a whore. And Bristol is just a kid learning the ropes of being “famous”.

  59. William Pantano Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Of course justice was served. You don’t interupt a filming to degrade someone, then file a lawsuit because they retaliate against your attack. Mr. Hanks was the instigater, and should have been forced to pay legal fees, and production costs to A&E for interupting the filming.

  60. jim Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I’m glad the lawsuit was tossed. I saw the episode where Sara Palin was heckled. The heckler started his heckling when Sara Palin walked in. What does he think he can heckel her and not be heckeled back? Don’t pick on anyone for any reason if you are not ready to be picked on by them! I’m glad he was made to pay her court costs. He started it, and it ended with him losing his case and having to pay Ms. Palin for the cost that he made her incur.

  61. Ken Hissner Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Hanks is a very ignorant person for saying what he did about Sarah Palin, especially to her daughter. Someone should have leveled him instantly. Then he tries to scam them for something he did. Next he’ll probably vot for Obama.

  62. Bob Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Saw the replay. How can some angry drunk claim he was defamed? Good riddence to his 15 micro seconds of fame.

  63. Dick Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Good for her. She has done nothing wrong and is just trying to make a life like all of us. And she has some relly nice big titz.

  64. sonia Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I watched that episode….This guy Heckler started demeaning Bristol and her mother….she had not provoked him or anything. I am glad the case was chucked out….this guy is scum.

    Live and let live.

  65. tom Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    i could care less

  66. neil steinberg Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    absoloutely not a fan of sarah palin, but i’m
    so tired of losers trying to make a living by
    suing for ridiculous reasons. i think they should pay for legal fees and time lost for defense, in addition to court costs.

  67. Sonja Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    The DNC and liberal agenda sure showed there support for women’s right in the 2008 election. They trashed the Palins and where was the big liberal supporters of women’s right, Where was the ACLU…. Liberals are a bunch of two faced snakes. Any sane person would not cast a vote for someone that represents that party, i.e. Obama.

  68. Miguel Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    THANK GOD A JUDGE WITH GUTS TO STOP THIS STUPID LAWSUITS.

  69. ChipG Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    The judge made the right call. I wish more judges had the stones to toss out these b.s. lawsuits. Anybody can sue anybody for anything, and it wastes a lot of time and money.

  70. Larry Wila Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Screw this ignorant clod. The judge should’ve awarded Bristol $10,000 in out-of-pocket, aggravation damages. Ignorant asses like this think they can run their mouths with impunity…they need to learn some things and it should be costly for them.

  71. rf Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Who cares?

  72. Zenxen Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    The lawsuit was stupid. It was frivolous. (This is coming from a person who cannot stand Bristol Palin.)

  73. Stephen Marris Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    It was the right thing to do. The man made a fool of himself and thought he would have his 15 minutes of limelite and collect some money. I believe the Judge did the right thing.

  74. Dorothy Yodice Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I think they are harrasing that gir4l, leave her alone, and glad the Judge served fairly.

  75. Dave Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Stephen Hanks is a low class pecker-puffer who got exactly what he deserved – nothin’! Like a lot of opportunistic parasites, he stood up when he should have shut up.

  76. Richard Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    This nitwit rjined his own reputation. Typical lib-nut. I don’t know or carfe about “gay”, but he’s no kind of real man if he sues over his own stupidity. Whiny Palin-bashing democrats are the same all over. It’s ok to attack republicans’ children, but don’t say anything mean about the messiah or you’ll be labelled a racist. Attacking a Palin kid: acceptab;e. Attacking Obama’s policies: racist. Go fogure.

  77. Feliberto Medina Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I saw the show when that guy started bad mouthing Bristol and her mom he got what he deserved. Bristol was in better control than I would have been. I would have clocked him. Bristol was sitting minding her on business when that guy started yelling obscene remarks her way in front of his friends to show off. Gladthe golddigger was left with the legal bill, yea…..

  78. Art Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    This country is far too litigious. Everything is just greed.

  79. Hope Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Too bad I can’t sue the Heckler for being jerk.

  80. Dave Zirkle Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    I note by the number of comments I see here Ms. Palin is getting the amount of attention she so richly deserves.

  81. Cindy Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I CANNOT STAND HER but yes the case should have been thrown out. She deserves what she gets and needs to grow up

  82. Koob Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I think it’s great. Also, I’m happily surprised that the judge made the guy pay the Palins’ legal fees. Some punative damages for this spurious lawsuit would also have been good, but as long as the guy foots all the legal bills, I’m happy.

  83. Aubert Modeste Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    The Sarah was caught on camera dealing with a witch-doctor.She and her daughter are going to any and all lengths to become famous. But the longest rope has an end.

  84. devan Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Hanks epitomizes the modern day Democrat party: mean, vicious, corrupt, partisan, un-American, un-patriotic, vulgar and totally intolerant.

  85. d h Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    He started it and knew that she was being filmed. Major kharma. He got what he deserved.

  86. Irene Santangelo Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I think it was fair. people just should leave that girl alone. If they dont like Sarah Palin so what. Leave Bristol out of it. Let her live her life without the hecklers

  87. Dustin Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Yep I believe justice was served. Why would you heckle someone and then go on and sue them. This guy is a moron. I am happy the judge throw the case out and is making the guy pay for the legal fees.

  88. chris Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    justice was served if he has to pay the legal fees that’s fair enough. He should of kept his mouth shut about Sarah Palin and should of left Bristol alone.

  89. Quetha Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I think the judge was right in throwing out the lawsuit against Bristol Palin and DWTS. He is an attention seeking bully. DWTS show is a great show!

  90. Kevin Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I’m no fan of any of the Palin’s, but its about time that stupid frivilous lawsuits were thrown out and those filing are held accountable. I only wish the plaintiffs attorney was held liable as well for even accepting the stupid suit.

  91. Troy Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Now, The Palin’s heads will get even bigger. They think they are above the common people already. You can’t make up lies about people and publish them. Nor can you harass people in public. All parties should be sent to bed without supper.

  92. Ronald theriot Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Bash em in the papers, bash em in the comments But for goodness sake Let them have their meal unmolested,and in Peace..Not a fan of bristol or her Mom…But if I were treated that way someone would be wearing a bowl of hot soup!!!! Kudos to them for taking it to the Judge…

  93. Rafa Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Heck yeah justice was served! That bully deserved everything he got back.

  94. Nikita63 Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Good for Bristol and her family as well! This piece of trash accosted her not the other way around and her entire family, including the gifted child Trigg has been vilified and excoriated for no other reason that they are a family with traditional AMERICAN values with a belief in American Exceptionalism and constitutuional government; not the rampant socialist violation of all things constitutionl currently going on and which has been ongoing for the last four years! HOPEFULLY, WE WILL REMEMDY THAT IN A FEW DAYS AND PERHAPS PROVIDE SOME MUCH EARNED PEACE AND DIGNITY TO A GOVERNMENT TOTALLY DEVOID OF EITHER UNDER THE PRESENT INEPT AND UNQUALIFIED EXCUSE FOR LEADERSHIP!
    LEADERSHIP.

  95. Al Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Is this the time Bristol was in a bar illegally because she was not yet 21?

  96. Kevin Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Good on ya Bristol. Congratulations. Good on you too Judge. Nice to see come common sense again.
    Texas

  97. russ Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Its time to grow up and put on our big boy/girl pants on!! Time to put an end to the blood sucking lawyers that will take anything to make a buck!! hell, a vet can sue our government for injuries suffered in combat or not!! wake up America!! Take control of your life! Don’t rely on some to make all your actions for you!!

  98. Cesar Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    When has liberal gone out to a bar and been harassed for being a liberal or the son or daughter of a liberal? When!

  99. Michelle Mercier Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    I don’t think Bristol Palin danced well at all. In fact, I think she was the worst dancer in the bunch, clumsy and awkward. I guess dancers aren’t judged on their abilities but who they are connected with. I don’t watch Dancing With the Stars anymore.

  100. T Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    the heckler lived in my building. He has been broke for years and was looking for a hand out. He was foreclosed on before this incident even happened. The sheriff FINALLY threw him out. His dogs were even more annoying than he was, if you can imagine THAT

  101. Debbie Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I think all lawsuits should end with the loser paying the others attorney fees. This is how it is handled in many other countries and it helps keep stupid lawsuits like this from bogging down the legal system. And with demand lowered attorney fees also go down.

  102. Jim in California Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Sick of the Palin Clan — Can’t they all be thrown in jail so we can be done with them?

  103. AKEducator Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Please make her go away . . .

  104. Jen Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Its about time the courts did something right. This guy was just looking for his fifteen minutes of fame. He got it, now its time to pay up for his inappropriate behavior.

    Love the Palins or not, I am sick to death of people bashing this young lady because they either don’t like her mothers politics or they seem to think that because she was a teenage mother that she is bad. Bull crap, tons of teenagers make mistakes when it comes to sex, doesn’t mean that they’re whores or bad influences. She kept her baby and is doing the best she can by him, how much better would these hecklers be able to do with all the constant hate flowing at them. Makes me sick how society is treating her.

  105. DS Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    The guy entered in front of TV cameras he knew was there, in an environment that most probably had security cameras filming at all times, and he doesn’t want to be seen publicly acting as he did publicly.

    After he pays up, he needs a mental evaluation to ensure he is safe to own weapons.

  106. BushFukedThisCountry Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    her mom is a genius.

  107. Dave Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    He’s lucky that paying her legal fees is all he was ordered to do.

  108. jaime troncoso Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    I think that too many people are in for a quick dollar and this must change. A 10 for the judge!

  109. ALPHAMALE Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    THE HOMO HECKLER STARTED THE INCIDENT. PALIN DID NOT GO AFTER HIM. THE ASSHOLE SHOULD HAVE KEPT HIS DRUNKEN MOUTH SHUT.

  110. James Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Hecklers hide behind the First Amendment and harass others. If you start it don’t get mad when someone else gets the better of you in a war of words. If Hanks was trolling then how can Bristol ruined his reputation? A heckler’s reputation is already ruined from the start. If you file and loose a stupid law suit the judge should ordered you to pay all the legal fees.

  111. steve wilson Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Stephen Hanks,the animal that insulted the Palin
    family to the point of disgust,got what he richly deserved. He should pay for the nuisance suit he filed.
    Perhaps this will teach a lesson to the bully boys around the gay bars in America. Insult someone and try to gain from it and you just might have to pay the tab when a reasonable judge drops the hammer on you.
    Good for Bristol. Shame on Stephen Hanks.
    I watched it. Shockingly rude fella. Pay up,Mary.

  112. hunter Says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    maybe someone should just throw her out of court

  113. Bernice Garcia Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Not sure, But were they filming her show at the time? Anyway regardless the so called heckler was either very drunk or just plain STUPID. Thank GOD he lost on all counts especially having to pay all her legal fees. Hope that teaches him a lesson unless he really is STUPID then foget it, he won’t , he’s incapable, because HE”S STUPID!!!!!

  114. lonnie Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 12:55 am

    God for her!

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