Friday, December 22, 2006

Reichen VS. Perez

Reichen Lehmkuhl has posted on his myspace page that he wants to sue gossip website owner Mario Lavendeira (aka Perez Hilton) for inflammatory statements and slander, and he is calling all other celebrities who have been vilified on to do the same.

I'm not sure how that would work exactly, or if that is even a winnable case. Reichen, who was a former star on the Amazing Race, and now author and boyfriend to Lance Bass (for those who have no idea who he is, which is very possible), has also asked for the public to boycott the website and it's advertisers (wherein Lavendeira makes his profits) in order to get the site shut down.

I will admit that Perez does focus on Reichen and Lance quite a bit. From having a part in outing them both (which is pretty much the time I stopped reading his site, because I find the very idea of outing people particularly irksome), to accusing Reichen of cheating on Lance, and stating that he was a crystal meth addict, and then calling him a media whore because he wrote a book (which, I think he insinuated was a book of lies and fabricated stories in order to keep him in the spotlight).

However, can't Perez just claim freedom of speech and be done with it? And it's not like he's the only gossip site that speaks poorly of celebrities (but Perez does seem to make up his own stories alot of the time which could hurt his case).

Anyway, if you want to read the full post from Reichen's myspace (and the hilarious comments that follow), the link is below. Good luck to each. Even though I personally side with Reichen (not because I think he's right exactly, but just because I don't like Perez Hilton).

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