Perez Hilton Assaulted, Part 3 (Now With Video)
Yes, I know. How is it this story is still in the news? Isn’t it from last week? Well, TMZ got the scoop with an exclusive video of the now famous altercation – that being the alleged assault in which song producer Will.i.am hit celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, who then twittered about it. Now, keep in the mind the video isn’t too great. It’s fuzzy and taken from a camera phone, and as far as I can tell, misses the alleged hits altogether. But, it does catch a few choice words from Perez.
Taking place outside of the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto – sort of like Canada’s MTV Music Video awards – the video catches the encounter just after Will.i.am had told Perez not to write about him anymore. In response Perez jeers, “You’re not a fucking artist … you’re a fucking f*ggot.” And unsurprisingly, that’s when things get a little crazy.
Judging from police reports, it seems this is the point that Will.i.am’s manager, Polo Molina, then punched the gossip blogger in the face. However, things are still a little unclear.
Here’s Will.i.am on the matter:
And Hilton’s response:
(photo courtesy of the New York Daily News)