... for $15m. Seriously.
Port, 27, is displeased at being outed to the press and her accusers as the woman behind the catty "Skanks in NYC" blog, which was hosted on Google's free Blogger service. Port raged to the New York Daily News about how her rights were breached:
"This has become a public spectacle and a circus that is not my doing," said Port, whose "Skanks in NYC" site branded the 37-year-old Cohen an "old hag."Alleging that Google "breached its fiduciary duty to protect her expectation of anonymity," Port's lawyer compared her to the founding fathers and vowed to take the case all the way to the Supreme Court.
"By going to the press, she defamed herself," Port said.
"Before her suit, there were probably two hits on my Web site: One from me looking at it, and one from her looking at it," Port said. "That was before it became a spectacle. I feel my right to privacy has been violated."
Minor nitpick: the founding fathers did not at any point call King George a "skank," a "ho," nor did they disseminate unflattering portraiture of the monarch simulating fellatio or any similar activity. Other than that though, totally fair analogy. Port explains her reasoning on the whole "I deserve money" thing:
"When I was being defended by attorneys for Google, I thought my right to privacy was being protected," Port said.So to recap, Liskula Cohen is so over it and dropped her pending $3m defamation suit against Port, who is now suing Google for complying with an order to reveal her identity. But, of course, it's not about the millions- Port says:
"But that right fell through the cracks. Without any warning, I was put on a silver platter for the press to attack me. I would think that a multi-billion dollar conglomerate would protect the rights of all its users."
"I feel proud to live in a country where you're not persecuted for your opinions," Port added. "That right has to be protected."