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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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Ned    

#1....dang...you really need to get a life!

1761 days ago
17.

R.J. Johnson    

Perez, oh you little trouble-maker!!!!

1761 days ago
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Tiffany    

and will.i.am should sue perez for what he called him! Gosh i can't stand this money hungry attention seeking piece of a garbage!!!!

1761 days ago
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Truth 94    

Wow you scream in some ones face and they deck you. Good, you are a gas bag and you deserve it. Perez can dish it out but cannot take it.

1761 days ago
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tracy    

Wouldn't it be great if they could charge perez with a hate crime? Maybe he'd think twice about provoking people into hitting him if he actually had to man up and take responsibility for what he says. He's like an a annoying girl on the playground who teases the boys until they hit her, and then runs to tell on them.

1761 days ago
21.

Ned    

What a glop of dung.

1761 days ago
22.

princesspink    

That punch in your fat homo face was for Miss California!!!

1761 days ago
23.

kim    

HE HAS TO MAKE $ SOMEWHERE BECAUSE HIS "CAREER" IS OVER AFTER USING THE SLUR HE DID HENCE THIS BOGUS LAWSUIT. HE IS SUCH A PIECE OF CRAP!

1761 days ago
24.

Divashels    

FAT PIG HAD THAT AND ALOT MORE COMING TO HIM!!!!!!!

1761 days ago
25.

Renee    

Ummm his publicists needs to do spell check he did not spell his own client's website address correctly - HA HA HA

1761 days ago
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princesspink    

BOYCOTT PEREZ ANDHE WILL GO AWAY!!! GO TO TMZ INSTEAD!!!!
BOYCOTT PEREZ ANDHE WILL GO AWAY!!! GO TO TMZ INSTEAD!!!!
BOYCOTT PEREZ ANDHE WILL GO AWAY!!! GO TO TMZ INSTEAD!!!!
BOYCOTT PEREZ ANDHE WILL GO AWAY!!! GO TO TMZ INSTEAD!!!!
BOYCOTT PEREZ ANDHE WILL GO AWAY!!! GO TO TMZ INSTEAD!!!!
BOYCOTT PEREZ ANDHE WILL GO AWAY!!! GO TO TMZ INSTEAD!!!!
BOYCOTT PEREZ ANDHE WILL GO AWAY!!! GO TO TMZ INSTEAD!!!!
BOYCOTT PEREZ ANDHE WILL GO AWAY!!! GO TO TMZ INSTEAD!!!!
BOYCOTT PEREZ ANDHE WILL GO AWAY!!! GO TO TMZ INSTEAD!!!!
BOYCOTT PEREZ ANDHE WILL GO AWAY!!! GO TO TMZ INSTEAD!!!!
BOYCOTT PEREZ ANDHE WILL GO AWAY!!! GO TO TMZ INSTEAD!!!!
BOYCOTT PEREZ ANDHE WILL GO AWAY!!! GO TO TMZ INSTEAD!!!!
BOYCOTT PEREZ ANDHE WILL GO AWAY!!! GO TO TMZ INSTEAD!!!!
BOYCOTT PEREZ ANDHE WILL GO AWAY!!! GO TO TMZ INSTEAD!!!!

1761 days ago
27.

JAS    

Perez is still desperately trying to spin this in his favor. Freedom of speech? B.S. Anyone know if his website is getting any less traffic? Can we please make this person irrelevant already?

1761 days ago
28.

Mary    

Did poor poor Perez get his little feelings hurt again?

1761 days ago
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rantee    

Have Perez removed from the Teen Choice Awards by writing an email addressed to **staff at teenchoiceawards d ot c om** and letting them know he is not an acceptable nominee or presence at the awards show. Also consider contacting his major advertisers, including Bravo TV, HBO and Showtime and asking them to stop giving him revenues. This is how he can be taken down.
Thanks.

1761 days ago
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Mary P    

Filing in LA a lawsuit for the BEP eh... I hope they countersue for emotional distress, intentional instigation, defamation, wrongful accusation and all around stupidity AND the judge slaps you with court costs. $25k you are suing for but claim to be like "Everyone else". No one else sues for $25k, especially WITHOUT A HOSPITAL VISIT. Way to waste the taxpayers dime on your over-the-top much ado about nothing act. I hope they send the message that it's NOT OKAY to INTENTIONALLY PROVOKE people to physical violence too. Probably all get tossed because it didn't even happen in this country anyway. No jurisdiction. Some lawyer saw you and thought cha-ching!

1761 days ago
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