Perez Hilton, well-known gossip-blogger and all-around doofus, is in legal trouble again. The lawsuit this time stems from Perez's alleged theft of a topless photo of Jennifer Aniston taken during the production of her hit film The Break-Up. The complainant, Universal Studios, seeks an injunction barring further distribution of the image, and demands that the stolen property be seized. There is no word yet as to what monetary damages Universal might be seeking, and Perez himself has yet to reply to the suit, saying his lawyers need to review it first.
This is worse than the other lawsuits brought against Perez recently, like when X17 got after him for copying their pictures and using them on his blog (which almost all of us do). This suit says that Perez was involved in physically acquiring a copy of the Aniston picture, which was literally stolen. According to the legal documents posted on The Smoking Gun, Perez was sent an E-mail ordering him to take down the Aniston picture, an order he ignored "in willful, wanton and brazen infringement of [the] Plaintiff's copyrights." That doesn't sound good. I for one feel bad for Perez - but then again, he wanted to be the king shit of turd mountain in the blogging world, and now he is, so people are going to come after him. I hope all this doesn't end up with poor little Perezers in jail. Of course, if that were to happen, I would gladly welcome his former readers to my own little blog. I wouldn't mind hitting that three-million-a-day mark now and again.
Good luck, Perez. And don't let the bastards get you down.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007