Bristol Palin and her Lifetime reality series “Life’s a Tripp” keep getting tripped up. Both Palin and Lifetime’s parent network A&E Television Network are being sued again by talent manager Stephen Hanks, Deadline reports.
In the new suit, filed on June 28, Hanks is seeking $75,000 from Palin and Lifetime, citing defamation and invasion of privacy. Hanks first filed suit several weeks ago after the network aired promos featuring him and Palin in a heated argument at a bar in West Hollywood. Hanks said the incident shown in the promos was filmed in September without his permission and he demanded that Lifetime cease airing the footage.
In the new suit, Hanks asserts that due to Palin’s “deliberate, malicious and despicable” actions, he has “suffered harm to his profession and occupation and expended money as a result of the statements.” He also says he has “learned of additional defendants”
Additionally, the show’s production company, Associated Television Internation, and executive producer David McKenzie are embroiled in a lawsuit filed by siblings Christopher and Kyle Massey. Kyle — who appeared on “Dancing With the Stars” with Palin — and his brother claim they were initially intended to be part of the docu-series but were cut out without their knowledge.
Due to lackluster ratings since its June 19 premiere, “Life’s a Tripp” was recently bumped to late-night from its original prime-time slot.
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