Bristol Palin's recent run-in with a heckler was set up by the producers of her reality show ... at least according to her co-star and rumored BF Kyle Massey.
Palin got into it with a guy named Stephen Hanks at a bar on the Sunset Strip Thursday. Hanks insists the torrent of insults hurled at Palin was ALL him.
Massey's not buying that, however.
Kyle and Bristol Palin are starring in a reality show for the BIO Channel, and he feels it was just a little too convenient that this all happened on camera.
Massey feels the producers of the show were behind it, but that Bristol was legitimately thrown off by Hanks laying into her and her mother Sarah.
Kyle believes Bristol Palin would never have agreed to something like that and that she has been nothing but genuine and honest with Kyle so far.
In addition, Massey is not happy with the direction the show has taken, becoming "sleazy" of late. He says it's nothing like what he signed on for.