Perez Hilton???s found himself in a bit of a legal pickle.

Former reader ??? and presumed fan ??? Diane Wargo has filed a $25 million lawsuit against the blogger. Wargo claims that Hilton violated his own privacy agreement after he posted a curse-laden e-mail she sent along with her work information.

By printing her e-mail, Wargo says, Hilton set off a firestorm of hateful e-mails from his many readers. The suit also alleges that she, her husband and children all received death threats following the e-mail???s publication. Wargo???s employers, Menorah Park Center for Senior Living, subsequently fired Wargo for the e-mail, which read, in part: ???Perez you are a fat gay pig. Angelina is a [sic] ugly whore. You love her because she???s a fag lover.??? Sounds like a classy lady.

What???s interesting, we think, is that the press release from Wargo???s lawyer defends her language. And, in fact, blames it on Hilton himself!

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Jul 15, 2008 · posted by Whitney · Link · 16 Responses
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  • Comments (16)

    No. 1 Kate says:

    That's the kind of shit his website attracts. That and people who can only post "First Bitches!!!"

    Posted: Jul 15, 2008 at 3:10 pm
    No. 2 Why says:

    Why did that dipsht user her real email address? She should be sued for stupidity.

    Posted: Jul 15, 2008 at 3:14 pm
    No. 3 Kitchy says:

    It was pretty stupid to use a real email, but unless he has soemthign that states that all emails become his to share as needed, he hugely violated privacy by posting it.

    What an asshole they both are.

    Posted: Jul 15, 2008 at 4:07 pm
    No. 4 Kitchy says:

    And what great grammar on my part.

    Posted: Jul 15, 2008 at 4:08 pm
    No. 5 Alice says:

    Kitchy, there is no reason they can't be one collective asshole. Perhaps they don't merit being two assholes. In short, you were right the first time.

    What an asshole they are.

    Posted: Jul 15, 2008 at 4:30 pm
    No. 6 sar says:

    I give this lawsuit 0 to 0 odds, as no one gives a crap about either party.

    Posted: Jul 15, 2008 at 5:30 pm
    No. 7 gorgeous black women says:

    I will write this in a way that Perez's readers will understand:
    "7th! that b-tch brung it on her self."

    Posted: Jul 15, 2008 at 6:08 pm
    No. 8 deimos says:

    that was pure poetry gorgeous black woman but feel free to leave the "i" in bitch next time. :)

    Posted: Jul 15, 2008 at 6:47 pm
    No. 9 killorn says:

    crazy internet lawsuits are the new slap bracelet

    Posted: Jul 15, 2008 at 7:01 pm
    No. 10 Jae says:

    the new slap bracelet? *yes* I just laughed so had that I choked. I'm SOOOOO on my way to the lawyer to file a crazy internet lawsuit.

    Posted: Jul 15, 2008 at 7:49 pm
    No. 11 stopthemadness says:

    let's put the SYSTEM on trial.

    Posted: Jul 15, 2008 at 10:18 pm
    No. 12 ilnazhad says:

    First Bitches!!!

    Posted: Jul 16, 2008 at 4:30 am
    No. 13 BunchOfFives says:

    From Perezhilton.com conditions of use:

    If you do post content or submit material, including emails sent to official email addresses of PerezHilton.com, Perez Hilton or his agents, employees, affiliates or assigns, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant PerezHilton.com and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant PerezHilton.com and its affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the name and email address that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose.

    Seems pretty clear to me..

    Posted: Jul 16, 2008 at 7:08 am
    No. 14 sar says:

    Mmm! Fine print. Deeeelicious.

    Posted: Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00 pm
    No. 15 Mariposa says:

    This is why i would never post on his website. That and people just go there to gay/racial/gender bash others………. like he really reads every single one. Honestly i would rather post on a site where people are witty and intelligent.

    Posted: Jul 16, 2008 at 7:01 pm
    No. 16 Robin says:

    If you do post content or submit material, including emails sent to official email addresses of PerezHilton.com, Perez Hilton or his agents, employees, affiliates or assigns, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant PerezHilton.com and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant PerezHilton.com and its affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the name and email address that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose.

    Posted: Aug 29, 2008 at 10:15 am
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