Celebs may band together to sue Perez

The feud between Amazing Race contestant Reichen Lehmkuhl and blogger Perez Hilton is may escalate into a legal battle. Lehmkuhl posted a second message on his MySpace page as a follow-up to a rant against the blogger he wrote earlier this week (see story here). In Lehmkuhl's new post, he says he has been contacted by other celebrities showing support and also discussing the possibility of mounting a class-action lawsuit against the blogger. "I want to thank all those who have come in support, especially attornies and celebrities, and attornies of celebrites, of my latest blog against Mario Lavendeira (aka perezhilton.com) who fabricates 100%-false stories and unsupported lies on a website to slander celebrities in an attempt to hurt careers earned on honest time and hard work, while making money from advertisers on his site," Lehmkuhl writes. "First, PLEASE STOP supporting anyone or any company who/that advertises on the site... Please sit down today and write emails to those people/companies who advertise on this site and tell them that you have committed to stop using or buying their products or services because they advertise on [the site], because you won't support the 'unnecessary destruction of others' lives though blatant LIES. I will write a more comprehensive note to you all about this later, and am launching this call for a boycott in some of our major paper magazines as well. They are excited about this too." Later in the post, Lehmkuhl makes reference to the celebrities who have contacted him about the issue. "This is a general message to the 10's of celebrities (much to my and our attorney's surprise) who responded to my blog, and who have asked to file a Class Action Lawsuit, together, against Mr. Lavendeira. Of course, I'm in. It is not clear how the lawsuit will be structured, but we are committed, along with you... The goal of this lawsuit is to result in the stopping of your name being used in connection with untruths and gossip on the internet that obviously damage/ruin your name/reputation and lessen your ability to be successful in your profession." The message is really long, but worth checking out for yourself... It will be interesting to see what happens with this situation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

sue his pink ass.