More on Perez Hilton vs. Black Eyed Peas: A "Strike Motion" was filed against Perez Hilton by Howard King, Esq. on behalf of Black Eyed Peas manager, Polo Molina

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A Motion to Strike was filed by attorney, Howard King of the law firm, King Holmes Paterno & Berliner in the Los Angeles Superior Court on June 26, 2009 against Perez Hilton on behalf of King's client, Polo Molina, a manager for the musical group, Black Eyed Peas. The Motion to Strike seeks to strike out libelous and defamatory allegations made by Perez Hilton against Molina as contained in a lawsuit filed by Hilton against Molina after an alleged scuffle between the two.

It's a shame when people use our judicial system, which is basically a good system, in order to throw 'dirt' on others. Our court system should be utilized for serious legal matters, not tabloid PR.

A Motion to Strike was filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court in Case No. BC 416366 against Perez Hilton on June 26, 2009, by Howard King, Esq. on behalf of the Black Eyed Peas manager, Polo Molina. The "Strike Motion" states that Perez Hilton is attempting to utilize the court system as a means of disseminating additional press releases to garner attention for himself and as a possible defense tactic to avert possible slander, libel and/or defamation claims against him.

Hilton, who has been involved in numerous defamation lawsuits as a defendant, filed a lawsuit for battery and emotional distress in Case No. BC 416366 against Polo Molina stemming from an alleged scuffle at the MuchMusic Awards in Toronto, Canada on June 21, 2009, where the Black Eyed Peas were performing.

The Strike Motion highlights that within days of the alleged altercation,

"Hilton raced to the courthouse with his press release disguised as a Complaint and attempted to disseminate it to the world through his allegedly popular website without bothering to serve it on Molina.

"A complaint should not be a press release. However, plaintiff Perez Hilton has seen fit to file a complaint designed and used as a news bulletin to sensationalize this case, garner thirsted media attention, and damage Polo Molina's reputation and that of his world famous clients…the Black Eyed Peas. Moreover, this claim serves no other purpose than to allow Hilton to seek to quench his unmitigated thirst for publicity."

The motion will be heard by the court on July 27, 2009.

Helen Yu, entertainment attorney whom represents Polo Molina states, "It's a shame when people use our judicial system, which is basically a good system, in order to throw 'dirt' on others. Our court system should be utilized for serious legal matters, not tabloid PR."

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