Perez Hilton, an American blogger and television personality, is sued for 500,000 dollars for slandering Robert Procop, Angelina Jolie’s engagement ring designer, according to the Wrap Tuesday.
Hilton posted on his Coco Perez offshoot site that a customer called Roy Allenstein accused Procop of fraud, for he found that the diamond necklace purchased from Procop was only 17.62 carats instead of supposedly being 25.5 carats.
And Allenstein was awarded damages of 89,000 dollars, he added.
But Procop’s attorney said no judgment was rendered against his client, and there was no trial that alleged Procop defrauded a customer.
The suit was filed Wednesday in Los Angeles. “The statements that Plaintiff was ‘guilty’ of fraud in connection with his jewelry business and that a court had awarded a judgment against him for that fraud is libelous on its face,” it reads. “Those statements expose Plaintiff to hatred, contempt, ridicule and obloquy and they naturally have a tendency to injure Plaintiff in his occupation as a jeweler and jewelry designer.”
Procop is now suing Hilton for damages totaling over 500,000 dollar to “punish and deter defendant from engaging in such conduct in the future.”