The 47-year-old, possibly drunken gay man that lobbed sexual, "yo mama" insults at Bristol Palin last week at a bar in California saw the error of his ways and came out (sorry) to publicly apologize to Palin on Monday. Since the incident, Stephen Hanks' lawyer says Hanks has received death threats against him, his family and his dog, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
There has been some speculation as to whether the confrontation was staged as part of the reality show Palin is currently filming and was shooting at the time. Her spokesperson says that's not the case. ""Nobody associated in any way with the production staged this," her spokesperson said. "Nobody would ever place Bristol or her family in such a position."