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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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91.

AZfire    

How can this a**hole not expect to get smacked when calling someone, anyone, a f#*^ing f@%%^t to their face in public? He is extremely lucky it was a celebrity he verbally assaulted, with so much to lose, and not an regular 9 to 5 person. This clown lives in a bubble of reality, that hopefully has been popped, where he believes you can say any horrible thing to anyone without facing consequences. SMACK! Consequence you little crybaby, suck it up, try and be a man for once in your life and move on.

1857 days ago
92.

freespeech4u&me    

Dear Ned,
He's neither. He's a paid actor. Studied at TISCH/NYU, from what I've heard. Wake up, people! Get out of the matrix! You've been being played for way too long. Go search it out, he's not the poor little gay latino you all believe him to be. He's the greatest show on earth.. remember what P.T. Barnum said, "There's a sucker born every minute". Don't be fooled anymore, avoid his site and run him out of Dodge! He's an imposter, people!! A CREATED personality!! Alot of us have been praying for God to reveal who he really is.. get ready, it's only going to get worse for poor, poor, poor perez.

Perez, you should never have brought God into this, you did it to yourself, I'm afraid. Goodbye, it was torment knowing you! God help and have mercy on your soul.

1857 days ago
93.

Lori    

Perez Hilton needs to grow up and quit acting like a sissy!

1857 days ago
94.

T.R.    

Wasn't Molina sticking up for gay people everywhere from punching a guy who used the F-word?

If someone called fat Perez that name and Molina punched him to defend fat Perez's honor, wouldn't fat Perez call him a hero and champion of gay rights?

1857 days ago
95.

Dave    

We should all go out and buy the new Black Eyed Peas album as a show of support. And also, send an email to the Bravo network, asking that they stop advertising on his site. Let's shut this jackass down!!!

1857 days ago
96.

DINODASORE    

i can hold him down and charge 1 cent for anybody to punch him in the face. I would make a quick million dollars. I would have Miss Ca kick in his Mangina for free.
Suck it up HOMO!!!! Not so brave now that you aren't behind your sissy little camera talking all that smack. How come you don't have this post on your website prez, You will get slammed by all the bloggs by all who hate you. Choke yourself pile not with your hands my hands.

1857 days ago
97.

Bash a Pap    

PLEASE do not think this a-hole is representative of all gay people... FAR FROM IT. Most gays are cool. But even we straight people have jerks among our ranks!

1857 days ago
98.

ubetcha    

What a FU*%&ng drama QUEEN. He's lucky several other folks didn't join in. I mean with all the people he's talked SH%T about, mathematically there's a high probability that there should have been someone else there that really wanted to kick his butt too. Remember, it's not Gay Bashing when you deserve it badly as he did. Maybe he can use this as an excuse to get a little face work done. He SURE needs it. Hey Perez, hold your breath... turn blue..... and die!! Your 15 is up....

1857 days ago
99.

SuzyCreamCheese    

First of all- who the hell calls their kid POLO?
Second - This guys a Jackass gutless wonder that punches people from behind.....who the hell does that?

1857 days ago
100.

mistergaga    

Perez Hilton is a repulsive human being. I'd be embarrassed to be associated with him. Unfortunately, he's an American, so I"m associated with him on that level...

1857 days ago
101.

Woof    

Hey Perez! There is video proving you're not as innocent as you're trying to act. You cannot go around calling people the names you do, on your site or in person. Like someone else said, it's defamation of character. You got what you deserved. Learn from your mistake and make yourself a better person, you low life.

1857 days ago
102.

jaye    

Perez is a drama queen and fraud. At first he said it was Will.I.Am. He didn't even see who hit him, yet he named Will.I.Am. He doesn't even remember which eye he got hit in. On his video there is a small cut under his RIGHT eye. On the picture on tmz, it shows the punch came from his RIGHT side. Yet on IDONTLIKEYOUINTHATWAY.com Perez is showing off a bruised eye on his LEFT side. He's a damn jackass. How stupid can he get, someone should enter that picture into evidence.

1857 days ago
103.

Zach Swan    

So I think the message is that the next person to have the opportunity to pound this little weasel Perez should hit him hard enough to at least knock him out. Clearly that little love tap he took to the face didn't deliver the message that he is the one who needs to change behavior.

1857 days ago
104.

chacha    

Best revenge...stop logging on to his website, let his advertisers know you won't be doing business with them until they stop advertising with him.

1857 days ago
105.

samvassa2    

WE CAN MAKE HIM GO DOWN!! BAN HIS SITE!! COME TO TMZ. HIS SITE IS NOTHING SPECIAL JUST BUILT ON CONTROVERSY DAMAGING OTHER PEOPLE> THAT IS IT!!!!! KARMA!

1857 days ago
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