Liskula Cohen, a model, is suing Google over comments made on a Blogger.com blog entitled “Skanks In NYC.”
Liskula Cohen: The “Skanks In NYC” Blog Lawsuit
The “Skanks In NYC” blog refers to Liskula Cohen as a “skank” and “old hag,” among other things.
“Don’t you guys think she should grow and an get on with her life?” one post reads. “I mean really, 40 year old women (or in her case that look 40) shouldn’t be out at night looking and acting like ho’s.”
Cohen wants Google to reveal the identity of the person behind the blog and has filed a defamation suit in Manhattan’s Supreme Court to try to make it happen, the New York Daily News reports.
Liskula Cohen’s “Skanks In NYC” lawsuit suggests the comments on the Blogger.com-hosted site are libelous and defamatory.
The blogger is identified only as “livenandlove.”
About Liskula Cohen
Liskula Cohen has modeled for campaigns by Versace and Giorgio Armani. She was in the news last summer when the doorman at Manhattan’s Hudson Hotel was arrested after allegedly cracking a glass vodka bottle on Cohen’s face.
Blogger Identity Lawsuits
Google and other blog-hosting providers have been sued in similar suits plenty of times before. Google India is currently facing a lawsuit by an Indian construction company that wants to know the identity of a blogger posting negative things about its business on a Google-hosted site. AOL also recently received a subpoena for it to reveal the identity of a blogger writing critical comments about the Memphis Police Department on an AOL-hosted blog. That case was eventually dropped.
Traditionally, most of the blog hosting companies have not willingly divulged blogger identities. Google has yet to issue any public comment on the Liskula Cohen “Skanks In NYC” blog lawsuit.