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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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SIENNA IS A HOMEWRECKING WHORE    

YAY!!! good for Perez. I hope he takes that douchebag thug to the cleaners. and no HE can't counter-sue, the altercation was NOT between him and Perez...will.i.am (a f*cktard) had a verbal altercation with Perez and his bitch Molino assaulted Perez. and NO Perez did not attach that whore carrie's freedom of speech...and he surely didn't do it by punching her...though at the risk of sounding like a hypocrite I wish someone had punched that disposable hooker...no no...just kidding. violence is never ok...but a verbal ass-kicking like she got was beautiful!

1946 days ago
47.

me    

LOL . . .teach me not to proofread. I hate typos
I hope the case is thrown out. Clearly he provoked the punch. Also it shows, he can bad mouth people, but cannot face the consequences. He was bound to get punched by someone soon. He is such an pathetic a**hole.

1946 days ago
48.

Really!?!    

What a tool. I too would chip in on the settlement if someone would shut him up permanently!

1946 days ago
49.

WOW    

It is amazing that he speaks of freedom of speech but when Carrie Prajean used her freedom of speech he persecuted her. You are a plain old sleeze Perez, you deserved the beat down that you got. No i don't think violence is the answer but sometimes it is warranted. Hope the judge knocks out your stupid lawsuit as well.

1946 days ago
50.

Only marry foreign women    

Violence against men is funny. LOL

1946 days ago
51.

Ron    

Mario Lavandeira aka Perez Hilton finally had someone hand his lunch to him. It is about time that this disgraceful sodomite who thinks it is funny to but white croppings on his website photos of others, finally got his little face slapped by a man. This waste of flesh is only filing the legal action as a means to try and salvage his quickly fading on-line career. I am surprised it wasn't a lady who laid the beat down on the classless individual and I am sure it won't be the last beating he gets from insulting others.

1946 days ago
52.

AJ    

Perez is an idiot. Now he knows how Miss CA felt when he was attacking her. His use of Fa**ot at anyone is not acceptable and even worse when he is gay. His attempt to try to justify why he said makes he an even bigger idiot! AS A GAY WOMEN I ASK ........SOMEONE PLEASE DECK THIS GUY AGAIN!!

1946 days ago
53.

FABIO    

This Black Eyed "Beat Down" was long overdue...

1946 days ago
54.

No need to wonder...    

Ah, I love when people manipulate the constitution to suit their personal needs.

1946 days ago
55.

fry    

Double the smackdown on him would be "THE ANSWER." I would love to kick his tush.

1946 days ago
56.

Lolmom    

This whole thing is silly and shouldn't be in court in the first place BUT since Perez took it there I have to I agree, a hate crime counter suit should be filed PLUS isn't what Perez said slander....Is there anything the manager can file for slander..???

1946 days ago
57.

Brina    

You "Mr. Perez" should also be sued for destroying a one Miss Carrie! What a stupid a$$! How can you sue about your Freedom of Speech and a no one else can sue you? I think ALOT of the stars should get together and sue your A$$ off! That would be KARMA calling you again! LOL! You better hope I am not on a jury, you wouldn't get SH!T!!!!!!!

1946 days ago
58.

butterflykisses    

Perez needs to stop hiding about "free speech". He didn't care about free speech when the Isaiah guy from Grey's Anatomy said the same slur, and the Miss California girl said something he didn't like. He was calling for them to be fired!

He needs to stop making statements about lawsuits and start making a statement of apology to all the people HE offended with his tirade.

Hey TMZ...why don't you start a boycott Perez.com petition and call for his advertisers to pull out! He needs a taste of his own medicine. That would be awesome.

1946 days ago
59.

eloc    

Perez reminds me of a spoiled child who has gotten his way for way too long. No one should hit another person, but he was engaged in a heated fight, and threw some nasty words. He got hit. Shock. Both parties were wrong. His blubbering and whining is disgusting and childish.

1946 days ago
60.

Linda Mott    

Next time Perez should get his cell phone out and call 911 and then his attorney. The violence against him was terrible but so are racial/sexual/bigoted slurs.

1946 days ago
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