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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, June 25, 2009

Perez Hilton apologizes for using gay slur

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES ó Perez Hilton is saying heís sorry for using a gay slur.

The openly gay gossip blogger apologized Thursday for unleashing the word during a nightclub altercation Monday with Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am that resulted in the bandís tour manager being charged with assault for allegedly punching Hilton.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation had been pressing Hilton to apologize.
The blogger sued the Peasí tour manager on Wednesday in Los Angeles for battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Hilton is seeking unspecified damages of more than $25,000. He wrote Thursday that he would donate any money won from the lawsuit to the Matthew Shepard Foundation, which seeks to support diversity programs in education.