Perez Hilton Sues Black Eyed Peas Manager for Battery, Emotional Distress, Punch Caught on Camera
Published Jun 24, 2009All right, here we go again. Celeb blogger Perez Hilton is now suing Black Eyed Peas road manager Polo Molina for battery and infliction of emotional distress. The suit was filed today (June 24) in Los Angeles, and has to do with an alleged incident that went down at Sunday's MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto.
Here's the Hilton complaint and a statement from lawyer Bryan Freedman [via Billboard]:
"Perez Hilton was assaulted by the Band's road manager because he would not agree to stop writing about the Black Eyed Peas on his website Perezhiton.com. Perez Hilton files this lawsuit to protect his freedom of speech and seeks legal redress against those who have physically assaulted him because they do not like his review of their album. Whether you love Perez or hate him, he is entitled to his freedom of speech without fear of physical violence. This lawsuit will make the statement that violence is never the answer. His First Amendment rights will be vigorously protected."
Also, Hilton's now done a bit of backpedalling over calling Will.I.Am a "fucking faggot."
"I wish none of it had happened. I can't take it back. I did what I thought was best at the moment to stand up for myself in a nonviolent yet still assertive way," MTV UK quotes Hilton as saying. "Clearly, I am not homophobic. Also, I am not nor have I ever claimed to be a spokesperson for the gay community."
Oh, and want to see a photo of that supposed punch? Well, just click here.