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.'"
Good. This self-righteous, obnoxious jerk got what he deserved. For years now "Hilton" has used his gossip website, PerezHilton.com, to get rich and famous by slamming celebrities while using his gayness whenever he needed to defend himself from critics or those who dislike him in general because of his verbal abuse (of whom he's shown little tolerance for). And it's worked to the tune of "Hilton" becoming sort of a celebrity himself, going so far as to become a judge on the Miss USA pageant (a nice pulpit for his pro-gay agenda with its huge white, gay male fanbase) and cost Carrie Prejean her chance at winning the Miss USA pageant with his politically charged "gay marriage" question (recall too that Perez called Prejean everything from a "bitch" to a "cunt" during the brouhaha that followed). But now it seems like someone finally got fed up with Perez's abuse (even the gays are turning against him for this one) and gave him what Carrie probably wished she could've given: a punch in the face.