Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton is once again facing another multi-million dollar lawsuit. Perez Hilton, Mario Lavandeira in real life, is the blogger behing the popular celebrity gossip website that generates hundreds of thousands of visitors daily.
Splash News and Picture Agency, Bauer-Griffin, Insight News and Features, Flynet Pictures, and London Entertainment Pictures filed the lawsuit in the federal district court in California, claiming more than 25 counts of infringement. The group is asking for $7 million in damages. Ouch!
“Perez has achieved his fame and fortune by unlawfully taking and exploiting other people’s work,” said Splash News’s CEO Gary Morgan in a post on the company’s blog. “Using someone else’s only means of earning money to make yourself rich at their expense is most un-American.”