Case against Black Eyed Peas manager Liborio Molina put over until Sept. 16
Nick Patch, cp24.com
Published Wednesday, August 26, 2009 10:25AM EDT
The assault case involving the manager of the Black Eyed Peas and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has been put over until next month.
Liborio (Polo) Molina faces an assault charge for allegedly striking Hilton outside a Toronto nightclub on June 22.
Molina didn't appear in court Wednesday as the case was adjourned until Sept. 16.
Molina allegedly punched Hilton -- whose real name is Mario Lavandeira -- following a heated argument between the blogger and Black Eyed Peas leader will.i.am at a party after the MuchMusic Video Awards.
In the ensuing days, Hilton and will.i.am insulted each other in videos online and Hilton also filed a civil lawsuit against Molina.
The celebrity blogger sued for alleged battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress and is seeking more than US$25,000.
The suit states Hilton is seeking to protect his rights to free speech and claims Molina attacked him because he made critical comments about the Black Eyed Peas' new album, "The E.N.D."
The allegations have not been proven in court.