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Perez Hilton Evens Score in Paparazzi Lawsuit

3/9/2007 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Perez HiltonMario Lavandeira, aka Perez Hilton, won round two in his court battle with a major Hollywood photo agency yesterday, when a judge ruled that the 'Gossip Gangstar' can continue to run his website while the $7.5 million case is being decided.

The paparazzi agency wanted PerezHilton.com shut down pending the result of the lawsuit.

Last month, a judge denied Perezzle's attempt to have the case dismissed.

Hilton, who runs the popular gossip website PerezHilton.com, was sued back in December after the agency claims he ignored warnings to stop using its images without permission. Hilton is known for taking celebrity pictures and making amusingly crude drawings on them.

"The court's ruling is further validation of our client's position in this dispute," Hilton's lawyer, Bryan J. Freedman, tells TMZ, "We continue to believe that Mr. Lavandeira ultimately will prevail on the legal merits at the time of trial in this matter."

Calls to the photo agency were not immediately returned.

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Vanessa    


Well, Well,.... He might be shut down.... what about The National Enquirer, The National Examiner, Sun, Globe, etc... so it's OK if it's print, next to the candy, gum, travel size everything @ the supermarket line I'm waiting forever in???

I would like to see the same aggressive legal battles directed at the sites that Sexual Predator's are on chatting with kid's.

"Dateline", has a new show on Sexual Predator's like what... once a week.
Child goes missing...detective's find out the child was "chatting" with what they thought was just another kid, agrees to meet, never see the child again.
(Thank God they are sometimes found alive).
Family is devastated.

MY QUESTION IS... WHY CAN'T THOSE SITE'S BE SHUT DOWN!!!!!!
SO THAT THESE BASTARD PERVERT'S CAN'T EVEN HAVE THAT OPTION...??????

SAD, REALLY SAD.
LET'S GET OUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT.....GOSSIP???? OR A CHILD????

MY VOTE... PRIORITY...OUR CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!

2596 days ago
17.

Whatever    

perez is a little bitch. He has the skanky parasite in his pocket so she won't be trashed on the site. Two gutter trash assholes.

2596 days ago
18.

Lou    

that dude is seriously ugly

2596 days ago
19.

Justin    

This guy is a real jerk. I hope this is costing him tons of money in legal bills

2596 days ago
20.

nyc    

Perez is a scumbag, thief and a dreadful writer. He deserves to be shut down.

2596 days ago
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ronny    

I would like to see the same aggressive legal battles directed at the sites that Sexual Predator's are on chatting with kid's.

SAD, REALLY SAD.
LET'S GET OUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT.....GOSSIP???? OR A CHILD????

MY VOTE... PRIORITY...OUR CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!

Posted at 1:57PM on Mar 9th 2007 by Tonya

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Wow! Thanks for the lecture Tonya.

Now my guess is that you're on TMZ taking a break for your tireless 24/7 efforts to stop these sites you mention?

2596 days ago
22.

Trish    

Perez is a filthy pig. I wait for the day that X17 prevails in this case.

2596 days ago
23.

Laura    

Is Tonya saying that Perez Hilton's site leads to child predators and other gossip sites? I don't know about that. I would probably say myspace.com is more of an example of that.

2596 days ago
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Vanessa    


Hey, RonnyK- what "efforts" you making dude?
I have kid's & know exactly what she is talking about.

By your post, sounds like your one of these assholes we are gonna see on Dateline.

2596 days ago
25.

Charlotte    

Daisy #22

Did you fail reading comprehension in school?

Thought so.

2596 days ago
26.

Laura    

You don't have to be an ass Gina.

2596 days ago
27.

Charlotte    

Awww Daisy you are as crude as you are dumb.

2596 days ago
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Laura    

Why don't you quit acting like you are superior over other people Gina? Who pissed in your cornflakes and made you God?

2596 days ago
29.

Charlotte    

I thought my corn flakes tasted funny this morning.

2596 days ago
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Laura    

I agree that Perez Hilton's site is a trashy!!

Let's get along folks! Time to sing Kumbayah.

2596 days ago
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