otrc logo
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas talk to OTRC.com after the October 1, 2012 episode of Dancing With The Stars. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Bristol Palin's defamation lawsuit reportedly tossed out

11/04/2012 by OnTheRedCarpet.com Staff

Bristol Palin will not be getting into a legal battle over a bar argument after all.

The defamation lawsuit filed against Palin by Stephen Hanks, the man who got into a verbal argument with Palin which later aired on her Lifetime series "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp," has been tossed out, according to ABC News.

Hanks initially filed a defamation lawsuit against Palin in June and claimed that he did not sign a release form after arguing with Palin at a West Hollywood bar. He filed a new lawsuit on June 28, again for defamation, and was seeking $75,000 against both Palin and Lifetime's parent company A&E Television Networks.

During the argument, Palin called Hanks a "homosexual." Hanks called Palin's mother, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, "evil," "the devil" and several other expletives. The incident was later used in promotional commercials and clips for the show.

Hanks claimed he did not realize he was being filmed until Plain left the bar without her camera crew.

Hanks has reportedly been ordered to pay Palin's attorney's fees, according to ABC News.

As for Palin, she recently competed on "Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars." Palin was partnered again with pro Mark Ballas, who was her partner during season 11. She was voted off the show on October 16 after earning a 32 out of 40 for her Rock n' Roll performance. Palin and Ballas previously finished "Dancing With The Stars" season 11 in 2010 in third place.

(Copyright ©2014 OnTheRedCarpet.com. All Rights Reserved.)
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

Follow us on Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Follow us on GooglePlus

Sign up Stay Informed