Vogue Model Wins: Google Must Unmask, ‘Skank,’ ‘Ho’ Tormentor

August 19, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Vogue fashion model Liskula Cohen just won, what may be a groundbreaking lawsuit, to compel Google, which ran the site, to reveal the name of the anonymous blogger who has been tormenting Cohen online with vicious insults, calling her a skank and a ho.

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge, rejected the blogger’s argument that the comments were simply part of a “ modern-day forum for conveying personal opinions, including invective and ranting”

The attacks by the blogger, named “Anonymous” were posted on the site, “Skanks in NYC,” which has since been taken down. Besides insults, the blogger posted photos of Cohen with captions maligning the model.

“I was shocked and embarrassed” to see photo captions and commentary “that were used to describe me as a promiscuous woman who is filthy, disgusting, foul and a whore,” said Cohen in her lawsuit.

Cohen called the postings “…malicious and untrue,” which harmed both her personal and professional reputations, affecting her ability to work as a model to endorse products.

“I would have to say the first-place award for ‘Skankiest in NYC’ would have to go to Liskula Gentile Cohen,” wrote the blogger in one posting. In another, the blogger wrote, “She’s a psychotic, lying, whoring . . . skank . . . Desperation seeps from her soul, if she even has one.”

Once Cohen has the identity of her online tormentor, she plans to sue the blogger for defamation. Cohen’s lawyer, Steven Wagner said, “The law protects freedom of speech, including anonymous speech, but it doesn’t protect defamation, and people should not think that they can defame others on the Internet or on blogs by hiding behind a screen name.”

Cohen is anxious to discover the identity of her attacker. “Everybody is waiting to see who this coward is,” said Wagner.


Comments

One Response to “Vogue Model Wins: Google Must Unmask, ‘Skank,’ ‘Ho’ Tormentor”

  1. yoyo on August 19th, 2009 4:13 pm

    She looks like a travensty……..so are you going after me for my comments???? get a life!!!!!!

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