Toronto police have charged Black Eyed Peas manager Liborio Molina with assault after an alleged confrontation with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto.
Molina, 36, was charged by the Toronto police’s 52 Division branch and ordered to appear at Old City Hall in Toronto on August 5 to answer the assault charge.
Hilton first alerted the police via Twitter that he had apparently been involved in an altercation with the Black Eyed Peas entourage at a post-awards show party during the early hours of Monday morning.
“I’m in shock. I need the police ASAP. Please come to the Soho Metropolitan Hotel now. Please,” Hilton tweeted at around 3 a.m., according to local media reports.
Hilton’s next message alleged that he had been assaulted by will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas and his security guards. “I am bleeding. Please, I need to file a police report. No joke,” he added.
The group’s will.i.am reportedly created his own Twitter account to deny Hilton’s story.
Hilton was a presenter at the MuchMusic Video Awards, and the Black Eyed Peas performed and picked up an award for best international video group for their hit “Boom Boom Pow” on Sunday night (HR, June 21).