Tuesday, January 6, 2009


From NY Daily News

Model Liskula Cohen sues Google over blogger's 'skank' comment
Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 1:29 AM

A Vogue cover girl is suing Google in an attempt to unmask the blogger who trashed her as a "skank" and an "old hag."
Liskula Cohen, a blond beauty who has modeled for Giorgio Armani and Versace, made headlines last year when a doorman at a Manhattan hot spot was jailed after smashing her in the face with a vodka bottle.
Now she wants to force Google to reveal who slammed her online as the "#1 skanky superstar" on a blog hosted by the search engine's subsidiary.
"It's petty, it's stupid and it's pathetic," Cohen said of the sniping. "And when I do find out who did this, at least I'll know who my enemies are."
The defamation suit, filed in
Manhattan Supreme Court, seeks a court order compelling Google and its Blogger.com service to identify whoever led the vicious Internet assault against Cohen.
Her lawyer
Steven Wagner conceded it's not easy to identify bloggers who lob insults anonymously, as New York courts have generally declined to force them into the light.
"We think we have a case," he said. "This is libelous, it's defamatory and you shouldn't just get away with this."

This has serious implications for semi-serious bloggers.

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