Google forced to reveal blogger id of Canadian model’s bully


By Matt Hartley
National Post
Punch the name Liskula Cohen into Google and the search engine turns up more than 130,000 hits.

Unfortunately for the Canadian-born fashion model, thousands of those results relate to offensive postings made about her by an anonymous cyber bully on a now defunct blog called “Skanks of NYC.”

Now, after emerging victorious from a high-profile lawsuit against Google Inc., she knows the identity of that formerly anonymous blogger, and can begin planning her next move.

On Tuesday, New York Supreme Court Judge Joan Madden ordered Google to hand over the computer IP address and email address of the blogger to Ms. Cohen’s lawyers.

Judge Madden said Ms. Cohen was entitled to confront the person who posted the defamatory comments.

In January, the 37-year-old Ms. Cohen sued Google after the search engine giant declined to provide her with the identity of the blogger who made five posts on the “Skanks of NYC” blog in August of 2008.

Among the posts were photos of the 5-foot-10 blonde Ms. Cohen in sexually suggestive positions with an unidentified male, as well as other entries which described her as a “skanky ho.” Full story.

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