Skip to comments.Heckler apologizes to Bristol Palin (After Lawyering Up)
Posted on 09/28/2011 12:12:38 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
A heckler who got into a heated exchange with Bristol Palin at a Southern California bar and restaurant last week has apologized for the incident.
Palin had just finished riding a mechanical bull at the Saddle Ranch & Chop House when Stephen Hanks shouted, "Do you ride Levi like that? Your mother's a whore."
"Having had an opportunity to view the camera footage of the incident this past Thursday ... , I have come to the conclusion that no matter what my feelings are towards Sarah Palin, I should not have expressed them towards her daughter, Bristol Palin," Hanks said in a statement released by his attorney Tuesday.
"I am very passionate about politics, and believe in equality for all Americans," Hanks continued. "I expressed my feelings in an improper manner in the heat of the moment, and allowed my emotions to get the better of me."
A statement from Hanks' attorney, Michael Gulden, denied any connection to the TV show.
"Mr. Hanks would like to clarify that, to his knowledge, this incident was not 'set up' for Bristol Palin's forthcoming reality show, as has been suggested in various media reports," Gulden said." In fact Mr. Hanks was not even aware that cameras were filming the exchange."
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Vanderbilt Professor Hanks is actually a different guy than the bully, who just shares the same name.
DISREGARD POST #38. POSTED IN ERROR.
Amazing that a man who works representing actors in Hollywood would claim not to have known the cameras were filming in the bar. Yeah, sure. He just wanted to act out his rage and didn’t think the video would go viral. Now he’s all scared and paranoid about consequences since he’s been caught. Typical bully. I’m not sure his actions would be considered legal assault but it’s a fine line. There can be actions taken for harassment.
Matt Dillon would simply have shot him.
Gee do you suppose someone pointed out to him what an @$$ he looked like attacking a young female the way he did.This has nothing to with “equality” and everything to do with being a bulling jerk.
What the hell hit this guy’s face, a gamma ray burst?
The question is, what is the relationship, if any, between Levi and this jerk?
I guess career student Steven was just trolling the college bar looking for fresh chicken.
Does this moron know that in the 2008 campaign, Palin’s view on gay marriage was the same as Obama and Biden? Of course not!
LOL! Exactly! I've been reading Burke and Toqueville lately and they would agree!
“What the hell hit this guys face, a gamma ray burst?”
Now that’s funny. Thanks making me lol. ;)
Let him keep making a fool of himself. He’s only *helping * Palin more.
This gay bald headed stooge...look how many bracelets he has on
Rintense at Bristol’s age would have beat the crap out of him. Good for Bristol.
GOOD WORK..!!! ^_^
, As he read the words written on his hand by his attorney
Silly FReepers, the attorney wasn’t hired to sue. He was hired to negotiate the contracts from the media offering him money for interviews.
Is that his way of saying he thought without cameras he could 'get away with' being a friggin liar?
He would have lied about using the term 'whore' if he knew he couldn't be 'proven' wrong? Typical of 'his kind'... (liberal elite)
The governor of North Carolina and fellow dem liars are tying to do the same with her 'suspend elections' Hitler wannabee act... too bad for them a video has appeared. The bitch was not joking. She was ready to suspend election and the Constitution ... for a jobs program? Yep, evil. That's the term.
He probably got a lawyer because he’s afraid of getting threats. We have FReepes in this thread posting his bio, Twitter, and Facebook accounts.
While I think the guy is the ultimate jerk, that doesn't mean he can't seek to get himself some legal protection as well. I'd be very careful about sending this guy any sort of message, because I'm sure he's looking for a reason to turn this around against the Palins because of a few kooks who may be contacting him in retaliation. He already pulled his Twitter account, but I'm sure his attorney has it archived.
It’s assault to heckle somebody?
CA is a lost cause.
West Hollywood is the “gay capitol” of Southern California, just saying.
I think he’s some sort of talent consultant - whatever that is.
If he were receiving threats he would have called the police.My guess is he thought about the way this thing was playing out got scared he could be sued so sought out an atty. and was told pretty close to what I posted to you.
Also, those out there saying this guy could get sued are wrong. You can't sue someone for calling you names unless you are in Europe or France. Some guy flipped me off this morning. Don't know why, but should I sue him?
Nah. I think he lawyered up for a civil suit against people threatening him. As a public figure and TV star, if Bristol Palin sued him over that, it would only create negative publicity and further make the Palins appear to be thin-skinned.
Guy seems like a chickens**t, and that’s what a chickens**t would do.
By the way, Where does he work? Some of the firms clients may want to know the intelligence and character of the people they hire to MANAGE their careers.
Well then, all is forgiven! (sarcasm).
Amazing how fast some people "grow up" when they are suddenly facing criminal & civil liability.
Good point, but a PR rep would be better, IMO, and he is in Hollywood.
Probably a little bit of both, IMO. What I think is at all possible is that he was afraid of getting sued by Bristol Palin. I don’t think it would even be possible, and it would really just be a waste of time and a distraction for Ms. Palin. Very little, if any, positives, and perhaps some negatives.
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Maybe it is that or maybe Bristol and the Massey brothers, that she is living for the show...want out of it? They think they were set up.
“Bristol Palin’s run-in with a heckler was set up by the producer’s of her reality show — at least that’s what her co-star Kyle Massey thinks ... this according to sources close to Massey.”
Massey is now not happy with the show now and thinks it is sleazy...
Another self-hating homosexual.
How about dad?
Or to Sarah’s legitimate husband.
If hee were passionate about equality he would not have made a blatantly racist, sexist accusation in public against a person who he did not know and had no reason to disparage. Clearly he does not have a passionate concern for equality. What he has is a passion for racist, sexist abuse.
Just look at all the lefty venues who had Joe alll set up for interviews, and have now canceled and dropped them like red hot potatoes. Exposing their deep pockets was not good for ones financial health. When it came to $, even Keith Olberman suddenly developed standards and canceled.
So whether she goes forward from here, and win or lose, by laying down the mark Palin has already won in some respects.
See, I told you people would be more careful of how they defame lady Sarah from now on. I am so glad that God gave her the perfect opportunity to sue somebody big. It may be the best thing she has done for herself.
In the interest of a fair application of this rule, you might want to take a look at that.
Fair enough. I went ahead and yanked 49. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
If Bristol had said a similar type thing about gays - the MSM would be calling it hate speech. Anyone see any MSM outlet use that term?
People do not tolerate others very well- especially when the 'others' behave in ways unbecoming an American. I believe Oblame-a is only making it worse on every level (race, income,sexual preference, etc.).
Intolerance of normal people is not a healthy sign for society. Tolerating it could be deadly. Perverts, sickos, and weirdos need to understand that their fetishes will only result in a long-overdue push back by those who have had enough.
Of course, this is precisely what the left has engaged in for many years, culminating in the most foul of presidents in our history. Will Obama get thrown out on his ears in 2012? Does a faggot who jumps in the face of an innocent girl deserve a fist in the mouth? Yes, to both.
Call it a 'pent-up' reaction or, awakening a sleeping giant effect. Either way, Americans have
just about had enough and the push back will be huge.
It began in 2010 but will take off in 2012 and will be recognized by the bankruptcy of every major media outlet that promotes these anti-American ideals. Followed by an austerity program that'll wean every fake and fraud receiving welfare or SSI from the rolls. Whole departments will be shut down at the federal level. Those government agencies that the various states feel they can afford will survive- the rest will be toast, shuttered like many a business in your local strip mall. Unemployment will skyrocket to heights not seen before.
But whose fault will it be? The TEA partier who warned of unsustainable programs and a huge public debt bubble? You know, the normal American who lives within their means and pays their bills on time? No.
It'll be the guy in San Francisco with his pants around his ankles who wants you to respect his right to public nudity. It'll be the treasury secretary who can't do his own taxes but expects you to respect the tax burden he intends to place on you and your children's backs. It'll be the retired public union employee who expects a near-full salary paid by you each and every month for the rest of his/her life.
In short, it'll be everyone who ever got up into America's grill and got away with it, for a while. America's about to chew them up and spit them out. The candidate who realizes the danger the left represents to America by pumping their Monopoly Money into a public debt bubble that will burst, gets my vote.(Cutting spending is THE way to relieve pressure and avoid a burst, but you'll notice- they can't even do that).