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Ronson must pay Perez Hilton $85,000

January 23, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A close friend of actress Lindsay Lohan has been ordered to pay $85,000 to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton in a defamation case related to Lohan's Sunset Blvd. auto crash last May.Samantha Ronson had filed a lawsuit against Hilton after he reported on his Web site that cocaine found in Lohan's Mercedes may have belonged to her.

But an L.A. judge on Wednesday ruled that Ronson, who's also a DJ and singer, is a public person and that Hilton intended no malice when he reported the allegation.

With that, the judge ordered Ronson to pay Hilton's court costs.