Its on! Reichen Lehmkuhl's latest MySpace rant against Perez Hilton is just the beginning of what's shaping up to be a juicy Hollywood feud.
In a blog posted today by Lehmkuhl, he states that after posting his initial blog, celebrities and their "attorneys" contacted him, prompting a class action lawsuit against Perez Hilton
Reichen says, "It is not clear how the lawsuit will be structured, but we are committed ... 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."
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Attornies/Celebrities VS. Mario Lavendeira and BOYCOTT of PerezHilton.com Advertisers
I want to thank all those who have come in support , especially attornies and celebrities, and attornies of celebrities, 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. This is a person who is an accused thief, accused hard-drug user, and an overall accused criminal.
First, PLEASE STOP supporting anyone or any company who/that advertises on the site, "PerezHilton.com". 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 "PerezHilton.com", because you won't support the "unnecessary destruction of others' lives through 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.
Really take a good look at the advertisers and don't forget to boycott them, only if you feel in support of my stance on this issue. This is your right as an American consumer.
And for all the GAY consumers out there, you make up a MULTI BILLION DOLLAR industry for some of the advertisers on the PerezHilton.com site, so FLEX the INFLUENCE you have. You MATTER MUCH MORE than people want you to think you do. Also, know that I truly do love and appreciate you more than you could imagine...and more than this and other gossip websites would like you to believe. I wish there were a way for me to really allow you to see that, but all I have is my words on this blog. Stop being fooled to hate your own community and to hate those who truly work FOR you. It only weakens us. Stop supporting these companies.
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.
Other Celebrities who would like to respond: Please know that your names are being held in confidence until the unveiling of this lawsuit (unless you choose to reveal it sooner, yourself). If you are an "A+ Celebrity", know that you are not alone here, if you are thinking about joining us. Please continue to come forward at www.Reichen.us and click on "Email" to give my assistant your information, or your assistant/PR Agent's information. We will write you back with a private, secure email address and system to get the ball rolling for your particular complaints. It's time to flex YOUR influence.
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 precedent set will make sure that bloggers and others will be required to prove their word---or else they must pay monetary damages to you ..like Mr. Lavendeira will have to in this particular suit.
Mine will start with Mr. Lavendeira's allegations (that MUST be proven) that I have ever once used the drug "crystal meth", based on a picture he has posted and an accusation connected to it, that I have engaged in "Illegal activity" that would result in my eyes being dilated...this photo was taken on a night when I attended the Dixie Chicks concert in Los Angeles and allowing press to photograph me after receiving eye-dilation medication at Dr. Kawesch's office, Laser Eye Surgeon, in West Los Angeles, who can testi