Claim: Perez Hilton's Rep Sullied by Blogger

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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BLOG HARD HJs for hrefs? Perez, Jaxson (inset) The blogfather has now become the blog fodder, the defendant now the plaintiff. The Smoking Gun has the lawsuit Perez Hilton (real name: Mario Lavandeira) has filed against blogger Jonathan Jaxson (real name: Jonathan Lewandowski) and 25 other unnamed webwags.

Perez is claiming his reputation as a gossip grubbing dessert connoisseur with a possible PNP past has suffered a deep dent. In February, Lewandowski told Page Six that Perez (whom the Post itself has sued) tried to get him to send sex tapes in exchange for promoting his own gossip blog and helping with tips and advice. Lewandowski also claimed the pair had dated and had sex. Perez says no way to all that. He complains that he's "suffered loss of his reputation, shame, and mortification" and "mental anguish." No money is mentioned but Lavandeira is seeking punitive, general, and special damages, plus the reimbursement of his legal fees.

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