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Perez Hilton -- You Owe Me a Black Eye Fee

6/24/2009 5:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Perez Hilton is striking back at the man who allegedly punched him in the face -- by filing a civil lawsuit against him.

Hilton is suing Polo Molina -- the road manager for the Black Eyed Peas -- for battery and an intentional infliction of emotional distress. Hilton's suit claims Molina attacked him outside of a Toronto club on Sunday night because the blogger wouldn't stop writing about the Black Eyed Peas on his website. The suit wants payback in excess of $25,000.

Molina turned himself in to Toronto cops on Monday and was charged with assault -- he is due back in court on August 5.

Hilton's attorney, Bryan Freedman, just released the following statement:

"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."

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Kelly Bass    

Perez Hilton is a stain on society. To give him any power, fame, time, or money is a true shame. He deserved what he got. The Black Eyed Peas are so above him in every way. They are actually good people with character. Perez is trash and should be taken out to the land fill and dumped! He's a complete loser and no one should ever visit his website or give him the time of day. Waste of Space........

1915 days ago
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ash    

Im so happyy this happened!!!!! It is so refreshing to see you not sitting back and saying "your sorrys"!!!!! i love it!!! its so hot and manly... i hate PARIS EWWWWWWWWWWW........ he needed it

1910 days ago
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rickinBC    

What is this clown famous for again? Too bad he didn't blacked both eyes!

1902 days ago
4.

First whores!    

Most cleverest statement today...............

It will blow your mind.......................

you will be amazed and shocked at what I am about to say....................

wait for it...................

wait for it.....................

here it comes.......................

are you ready?

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First bitches!

1918 days ago
5.

fleiter    

I'll start a drive to pay the settlement if he'll hit this A-hole hard enough to shut him up.

1918 days ago
6.

BabyGirl    

Oh you beat me to the punch, Number 1!

1918 days ago
7.

,    

He had it coming!!!!!!

OH NO! AM I GONNA GET SUED FOR SAYING THAT!?!?!??!?

1918 days ago
8.

m    

Oh yes Perez, violence is never the answer but using racial/sexually-biased slurs is just fine, right?!?!? Ugh I hate this fat hyprcrite pig.

1918 days ago
9.

Ned    

First to call Perez a.........here it is..........soon.............FAT DOUCHEBAG!

1918 days ago
10.

samvassa2    

OMG Perez sues for free speech and defamation when HE defames people for a living and relentless harraassed Carrie Prjane for exercising her right to free speech...This guy really needs to go down!!! I call for a ban of his site!

1918 days ago
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littleeelvis    

should this dude file a counter suite for emotional stress... he was called a fu#$!!!g fa%%#@@

perez is a sissy


1918 days ago
12.

Pat    

Perez Hilton, brought this on himself. He seems to feel he has license to say and do what ever he wants to people but if they come back at him he is on his page crying like a little girl. He is being overly dramatic, making a Mountain out of a Molehill. He got what he asked for he needs to shut up. I am so tired of his whiny complaints. He then gets upset because G.L.A.A.D. got upset with him. What makes it okay for him to say slur towards someone but if the same comment had been made to him we would have to endure more of this dribble. Perez Hilton is used up, and tired. Please don't waste anymore airtime or computer time on this cry baby.

1918 days ago
13.

smarmy    

Perez is nothing but a hypocrite and a poor representative for the gay community.

1918 days ago
14.

charmed    

I hope Perez learned a lesson to knock off his hate speech. One guy punched him, but many of us would like to!

1918 days ago
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CLN N SBR    

Can take it up the a s.s. but crys when he gets slapped lol

1918 days ago
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