Perez Hilton followed through on statements his lawyer made on Tuesday and sued [artist id="30064"]Black Eyed Peas[/artist] manager Liborio "Polo" Molina for assault after Monday's alleged altercation.
The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress, reports Reuters. According to the suit, Molina hit Hilton numerous times "in what can only be described as a spineless act," and Hilton suffered an injury to his eye. The gossip blogger is seeking unspecified damages.
In a related development, Hilton issued a statement apologizing for uttering an anti-gay slur against Will.I.Am during the incident.
Under the headline, "I'm Sorry," the Thursday (June 25) statement on his site said, "I am sorry that any good work I have done for promoting equality may be tainted by me reclaiming a hurtful word — that's been personally used against me and the gay community — to hurt someone that was verbally attacking me. It was stupid."
Hilton went on to say he will never use the slur again and then apologized to the gay community. He said he would not apologize directly to gay-rights organization GLAAD, which had requested a statement of contrition for using the word.
"I am not apologizing to GLAAD," he wrote. "I could care less about them, my former employers."
In his statement, Hilton said all monies from his lawsuit will be donated to the Matthew Shepard Foundation.