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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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31.

CLN N SBR    

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS >>>>>> then.....FREEDOM OF THE PUNCH

1885 days ago
32.

Bren    

$25k is probably a small price to pay for the satisfaction that he probably received from hitting him. I just wish he would have gotten a few more punches in.

1885 days ago
33.

Sonia    

This jackass is so annoying! Isn't there a way that that Will guy can sue him for being an ass and and instigator or whatever else? There has to be something they can charge him with. This guy is not an innocent victim!!! You can't go around provoking people to fight you and then sue them for doing what you pushed them to do! This is such an abuse of the law! The fat guy should be ashamed of himself!

1885 days ago
34.

Amanda    

I hate Perez Hilton.

1885 days ago
35.

Disgusted by Old Ugly Men    

Hilton has destroyed what he had of a career with one outburst. Don't piss off the gays dumb ass. If some TMZ dope had said that same thing can you imagine the tirade from him. He's a loser and a hypocrite and will fade into black soon.

1885 days ago
36.

PMS much Clay?    

Perez Hilton can be sued for defamation of character. I'm not talking about 'reviews'. I mean the insults he dishes out on his website, scribbling on celeb pics. That is defamation and Perez should be sued.

1885 days ago
37.

Leah    

Perez is a DOUCHBAGGGGG!!!!! Just go away forever man, I stopped going on his site long ago because he is a mean prick.

1885 days ago
38.

Bill    

Give me a break....why are we even hearing about this. To sorry to make a living on his own without riding the coat tails of real people. Someone should eliminate all the HILTONS.....Paris included.

What a waste of flesh.

1885 days ago
39.

Blah    

Well then Will.I.Am, or the BEP, or this Polo dude should just file a counter-suit for verbal something or other. Isn't calling someone a derogatory name in order to inflict emotional distress considered a hate crime? Here's an excerpt from the Wiki article on "Hate Crime": "Incidents may involve physical assault, damage to property, bullying, harassment, verbal abuse or insults, or offensive graffiti or letters."

1885 days ago
40.

JLS    

You can't punch someone in the face because you don't like what they say. That's THE LAW in both countries, Canada and the USA. It's childish of this group and it's manager to resort to this kind of thing because of what Perez said about them. What are they going to do, punch every single critic if they don't say nice things about them? This is seriously kindergarten stuff and I am stunned Fergie would be part of such a group. I am done buying their music. DONE.

1885 days ago
41.

theaimjustifythemeans    

I'm Raising money for a good cause, if you give a little, Porkez would be spanked again. Please send the money to Polo Molina.
Thank you

1885 days ago
42.

karma    

There is a lesson to learned here, I hope Perez has paid attention, while his bruises have disappeared, the horrible, mean and vindictive verbal bashing he gives on a daily basis seem so much more cruel, most of his nicer post are also stolen from www.huffingtonpost,com, www.dailymail.co.uk or www.bossip.com at times he will use there pictures and storyline and add additional verbal abuse to his text. The world is a mean place, but cyber bullies are like terrorist, Sienna Miller, ex-Miss America, Jennifer Aniston, Mischa Barton, Tara Reid and the list are in the hundreds, The fact that he is surprised that this just happend to him is the biggest surprise of all.

1885 days ago
43.

me    

I hope the case is thrown out. Clearly he provoted the punch. Also it shows, he can bad mouth people, but cannot face the consquences. He was bound to get puched by someone soon. He is such an pathetic a**hole.

1885 days ago
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JLS    

And to those of you who say he had it coming, who has an assault or beating coming? Nevermind those laws huh...and I'd bet if you were on jury on a rape case you'd say she had it coming huh... Wow, really scary types.

1885 days ago
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LittleE    

i'm ALREADY sick of hearing about this crap! starting to get annoying like jon & kate. perez is just a big cry baby and had it coming to him.. he's famous for talking crap about people.. KARMA. i hope the guy from b.e.p. wins... gosh this is crazy.. why can't he just let it go???

1885 days ago
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