Friday, October 12, 2007
Perez Hilton Sued Again....and Again

It seems the newest trend in Hollywood is sueing gossip blogger Perez Hilton!

The latest lawsuit has been brought by Britney Spears' record label, Zomba, for illegally posting tracks from Spears' upcoming album.

The company claims Hilton - real name Mario Lavandeira - illegally obtained and uploaded at least 10 completed songs and incomplete demos from new LP Blackout onto the site. The copyright infringement lawsuit was filed by Zomba - which owns the copyright to Spears' recordings - on Thursday (11Oct07) in the U.S. district court in Los Angeles, but does not specify the amount of monetary damages being sought. Zomba has confirmed Spears is not a party in the case. It comes just a day after Lavandeira was the subject of a court summons (10Oct07) to appear in the dock in a $20 million defamation case over claims he accused DJ Samantha Ronson of being responsible for the cocaine found in Lindsay Lohan's car following her (May07) arrest for driving under the influence (DUI).

Hilton has also been sued in the past by lawyers for Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, X17 Online, and other celeb photo agencies. This year Hilton had to change the logo on his website because it was taken directly from a Nailpro magazine, which is geared toward salon owners and managers.


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