Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Model Outs Blogger

In an online defamation case, a Manhattan supreme court judge allowed Vogue cover girl Liskula Cohen to compel Google to identify an anonymous blogger who called her a “psychotic, lying, whoring ... skank." The judge rejected the blogger’s claim that the blogs “serve as a modern-day forum for conveying personal opinions, including invective and ranting,” and should not be treated as factual assertions.

Rosemary Port, who was then outed, sued Google -- which operates the blog, "Skanks in NYC" -- for failing to protect her right to privacy.

“Vogue model Liskula Cohen wins right to unmask offensive blogger,” Times, August 19, 2009, at;
“Google lawsuit dispels the Web’s oldest tradition: anonymity,” Christian Science Monitor, August 20, 2009, at; “Unmasked Google blogger to sue over privacy breach,” Times, August 24, 2009, at; “Model Liksula Cohen still not getting apology from blogger Rosemary Port,” New York Daily News, August 26, 2009, at;
“Stung by the Perfect Sting, New York Times, August 25, 2009, at

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