Perez Puncher Apologizes; Charges Dropped

Black Eyed Peas manager writes letter, accepts conditions
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2009 3:27 PM CST
In this image released by Perez Hilton, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton is shown with an injury beneath his eye, Monday, June 22, 2009, in Toronto.   (AP Photo/Perez Hilton)
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(Newser) – The Black Eyed Peas manager who slugged Perez Hilton had assault charges dropped in court today after he wrote a (qualified) letter of apology. Juan Molina also agreed to steer clear of Hilton and donate $500 to a women's shelter. He punched Hilton in June after the gossip blogger got into a shouting match with group member Will.i.am. A civil case is pending.

"Even though you engaged in highly offensive comments, including a homophobic slur towards my clients, I acknowledge that these kinds of issues should not be resolved through a physical response," read the letter. Afterward, a lawyer for Hilton called the apology "insincere," reports the Toronto Sun.
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