Perez Hilton Assaulted; Black Eyed Peas Manager Charged

TORONTO (AP) -- Police have charged the tour manager of the Black Eyed Peas with assault after he allegedly gave celebrity blogger Perez Hilton a black eye outside a Toronto nightclub.

Hilton said he got into an argument with band members Fergie and will.i.am at the Cobra nightclub early Monday morning and was punched outside by Polo Molina, the band's tour manager. They were at the club following a Sunday night video awards show.

Molina turned himself in and has been charged with assaulting Hilton, Toronto Police Constable Tony Vella said. Molina is due in court Aug. 5.

Hilton, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, complained about the incident on the microblogging site Twitter. He tweeted at 4 a.m.: "I am bleeding. Please, I need to file a police report. No joke."

Hilton, who is openly gay, said in interview with The Associated Press that he called will.i.am a "faggot," a gay slur, inside the club after the musician told the blogger not to write about his band on his Web site.

"He was like 'You need to respect me.' He was in my face. He was obviously trying to intimidate me and scare me," Hilton said. "I was like 'I don't need to respect you. I don't respect you and I did say this, and I knew that it would be the worst thing I could possibly say to him because he was acting the way he was. I said 'You know what, I don't respect you and you're gay and stop being such a faggot.'"

Hilton, who was at the club with Lady Gaga, said he then left the club and was punched from behind. The pop stars and the blogger were among celebrities in Toronto for the MuchMusic Video Awards on Sunday night.


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  • by Ank Location: Greenville on Jul 4, 2009 at 01:24 AM
    OSOC: Other religions are atheistic towards your god. I disbelieve in your god just like a Hindu disbelieves your god.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 25, 2009 at 06:02 AM
    Ank, your first statement is true. Supposing all other religions slap christians in the face, is incorrect. Only athesism attacks christians. Most atheists don't know enough about the other religions to understand them, however, their belief "basics" parallel a lot to the christians.
  • by Ank Location: Greenville on Jun 25, 2009 at 03:17 AM
    Slap Christians in the face? So marriage is not just about heterosexuality being the only correct way of life, it's also about Christianity. Well in that case, I suppose Hindus, Bhuddists, Atheists, Muslims all slap Christians in the face everyday when they get married. One more slap won't hurt.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jun 24, 2009 at 09:29 PM
    I'm sure this dope's mom is proud. What a loudmouth punk. Why is he important? He is a never been, a nobody gay guy who flips his ugly self around like a loose woman and gets attention. Ignore this turd and he will fall back into the recesses of the homosexual underworld.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 24, 2009 at 07:56 AM
    Mario, Polo thought he was playing donkey kong. Mario is an example of what these people want to be when openly gay. You need only go to San Francisco to see what I am talking about and make your own judgement. The introduction of gay marriage is only so they can slap christians in the face.
  • by Lonnie Location: Edenton on Jun 22, 2009 at 03:59 PM
    DK. He is GAY. I do not classify him as a "man".
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Jun 22, 2009 at 12:42 PM
    Such a drama queen...
  • by wow Location: greenville on Jun 22, 2009 at 12:28 PM
    hilton asks for this stuff. he is a sorry panty waste and needs more than a black eye to whine and cry about.
  • by DK Location: Greenville on Jun 22, 2009 at 11:54 AM
    Why are people so quick to file charges instead of taking the punch like a man and moving on. This guy is always instigating and getting into peoples business. He deserved it.
  • by me Location: nc on Jun 22, 2009 at 10:34 AM
    I would have given him 2 black eyes...
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