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Heckler apologizes to Bristol Palin (After Lawyering Up)
CNN Entertainment ^ | September 28, 2011 | Ed Payne

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."

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"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."

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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."

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: bristolpalin; michaelgulden; palin; pds; sarahpalin; stephenhanks
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To: Gargantua
Professor Emeritus?

That means he's retired, doesn't it?

41 posted on 09/28/2011 12:35:13 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: Vision

Guy wasn’t a heckler. Them’s fightin’ words. Now, time for the A$$ WHOOPIN’.


42 posted on 09/28/2011 12:35:30 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Carling
why so many FReepers in this thread think he should be sued.

Did I miss something? You're the 23rd post and I have not read one post yet that said he should be sued........punched out, yes, but not sued.

43 posted on 09/28/2011 12:35:38 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (ui)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Not much of an apology. More CYLA.


44 posted on 09/28/2011 12:36:06 PM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S, TOO DAMN HIGH)
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To: docbnj

Today’s Demoncrats hate the conservatives like the Nazis hated the Jews. Give them enough power and watch the ugliness grow.


45 posted on 09/28/2011 12:37:04 PM PDT by Loud Mime (The Obama voters are dumber than you think, meaner than you can imagine)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

P.S.

Now, can I have a date?............


46 posted on 09/28/2011 12:37:37 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Carling

I don’t know but he hired a lawyer and is all of a sudden apoligizing. One can be sued for anything, doesn’t mean the plantiff will win but a lot of times just the threat will accomplish the intended results. In this case the Palins get a lot of publicity and sympathy for a few thousand dollars( a bargain for any politician) All the swish gets is an attorney fee.


47 posted on 09/28/2011 12:39:10 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

That was the lamest, half assed, poor excuse of an “apology” I have ever heard. So basically he’s saying that all of the disgusting crap spewed out of his mouth he wished he had said to Sarah Palin instead. Yeah sure, he wouldn’t have the guts to spew that garbage to Sarah’s face, she would kick his ass from the east side to the west side. Oh and he says he had no idea that the cameras were there, so besides the fact that he’s an idiot he’s also blind?


48 posted on 09/28/2011 12:39:40 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Yep, must be a little afraid...also material for Palin’s suit against Random house as far as their book doing damage to her family...


50 posted on 09/28/2011 12:44:24 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Gargantua

Vanderbilt Professor Hanks is actually a different guy than the bully, who just shares the same name.


51 posted on 09/28/2011 12:44:43 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
You're right.

DISREGARD POST #38. POSTED IN ERROR.

;-\

52 posted on 09/28/2011 12:47:29 PM PDT by Gargantua (Mess with the 'Cuda, you get the teeth...LMAO!!!!!!)
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To: kcvl

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.


53 posted on 09/28/2011 12:50:32 PM PDT by Irishgirl
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To: gaijin
Are we taking guesses where the @$$hole's hand is?


54 posted on 09/28/2011 12:50:44 PM PDT by drpix
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Matt Dillon would simply have shot him.


55 posted on 09/28/2011 12:51:39 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

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.


56 posted on 09/28/2011 12:52:18 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: gaijin

What the hell hit this guy’s face, a gamma ray burst?


57 posted on 09/28/2011 12:52:44 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: gaijin
IMO, he lawyered up after this photo hit the internet.

The question is, what is the relationship, if any, between Levi and this jerk?

58 posted on 09/28/2011 12:59:54 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Gargantua

I guess career student Steven was just trolling the college bar looking for fresh chicken.


59 posted on 09/28/2011 12:59:58 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

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!


60 posted on 09/28/2011 1:00:19 PM PDT by rintense (Polls are for strippers and cross country skiing. ~ Sarah Palin, 9.3.11)
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