Perez Hilton does not believe in violence, but he is hitting back - legally - at the man who allegedly punched him in the face early Sunday morning.
Hilton filed a lawsuit against Polo Molina, the manager for the Black Eyed Peas who was arrested for assaulting Perez after the MuchMusic Awards in Toronto.
He says he's a victim of intentional infliction of emotional distress. A photo surfacing Tuesday shows Hilton getting punched - it is not clear by whom.
A video of the Perez-will.i.am altercation contains some of the vile language that was exchanged prior to the attack, but also does not show the attack clearly.
Hilton's suit claims Molina attacked him because he wouldn't stop writing about the Peas on his website. Molina turned himself in Toronto cops on Monday.
Molina was charged with assault. Perez is suing for an excess of $25,000.
The celebrity gossip blogger's attorney released this statement:
"Perez Hilton was assaulted by the Band's road manager because he would not agree to stop writing about the Black Eyed Peas on Perezhiton.com."
"Perez Hilton files this lawsuit to protect his freedom of speech against those who 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 violence. This lawsuit makes a statement that violence is never the answer."
Polo Molina is being sued by Perez Hilton for his alleged attack on the blogger. The Black Eyed Peas manager is said to have assaulted Hilton during an argument.