Inside Bristol Palin’s Photo Album Before Reality Show’s Premiere (PHOTOS)

Celebuzz / June 13, 2012

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With less than a week before conservative politician Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol — and her son Tripp, 3 — hit our television screens, new photos of the pair have been released. Check out these 6 images in the gallery.

What can we expect from the Lifetime show?

Bristol and Tripp move to Los Angeles. However, it is not all smooth sailing for the 21-year-old ex-Dancing with the Stars contestant, who first hit the national consciousness during her mother’s 2008 campaign for U.S. vice president when it was revealed she was an unmarried pregnant teen.

On the same day Lifetime released the sneak peek photographs, Bristol was named as a defendant in a lawsuit stemming from one on camera moment.

As one of the images shows, Bristol is snapped riding a mechanical bull at the Sunset Strip bar the Saddle Ranch — an incident which lead to a man heckling her.

Talent manager Stephen Hanks is now suing the single mom for defamation, along with the network Lifetime, claiming he had not given the program permission to film him when the incident happened back in 2011.

According to Reuters, Hank’s lawyer, Michael Gulden, filed the suit in the Los Angeles Federal Court because his client is seeking more than $75,000.

Following the incident, Bristol later claimed the extremely heated argument was one of the reasons she decided to leave Los Angeles and return to her home in Wasilla, Alaska.

However, the suit claims Bristol had bought a house in Alaska prior to the fight.

“Bristol Palin first accused Plaintiff of ‘being a homosexual’ in a degrading manner in front of others … she then in a magazine article blamed Plaintiff for her decision to leave Los Angeles for Alaska even though she had purchased her home in Alaska … more than two months before the encounter,” the lawsuit read.

However, during the exchange Hank is also caught on camera making offensive comments to the younger Palin about her mother, calling the Republican candidate “a wh**e” and “evil”.

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So was Palin just defending herself and her mom or did she over step the line? Tell us below.