Blogger Perez Hilton has sued Black Eyed Peas manager Polo Molino for battery and infliction of emotional distress over an alleged incident at Sunday's MuchMusic Video Awards. The incident left Hilton roughed up and distressed enough to post an expletive-laden video on his Web site.

Here's the Hilton complaint (.pdf), and a statement from lawyer Bryan Freedman:

"Perez Hilton was assaulted by the Band’s road manager because he would not agree to stop writing about the Black Eyed Peas on his website Perezhiton.com. 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. His First Amendment rights will be vigorously protected.”

-- Nielsen Business Media

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