Perez Hilton Assaulted: Tweets for Help.
Famous celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, has allegedly been assaulted by Will.i.am, frontman of the Black Eyed Peas, outside a nightclub this morning following his appearance as a presenter at the 2009 MuchMusic Video Awards.
Beginning just after 3 am Hilton started tweeting about the alleged attack:
“I’m in shock. I need the police ASAP. Please come to the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel now. Please.”
“I was 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.”
“Still waiting for the police. The bleeding has stopped. I need to document this. Please, can the police come to the SoHo Met Hotel.”
“I spoke to my lawyer. I really need to talk to the authorities. Please come to the SoHo Met Hotel. Have called the police. Need them here.”
“The Toronto police are here now. Thank you. Please stop calling them.”
“Thank u all from the bottom of my heart for ur concern. The police are investigating the assault now. I did the right thing by reporting it.”
“I won’t be talking about this any further. It is in the hands of the authorities.”
In response to Hilton’s accusation, Will.i.am created his own Twitter account and tweeted:
“i just made a twitter account because it isnt cool for someone to blame you and blast you with lies…”
Also, in a video response, Will.i.am denies hitting the blogger and blasts Hilton for using Twitter to seek help. (warning: video contains graphic language)
“Sounds like somebody wants mad attention and is not really concerned about his health,” Will.i.am said.
“Shame on you, shame on your behavior, and that’s just messed up.”