By George Rush
New York Daily News
Sorry seems to be the hardest word for the blogger who anonymously scorned a model as a “ho” and a “skank,” igniting a legal and media maelstrom.
Speaking out for the first time since a court order forced Google to reveal her identity, blogger Rosemary Port tells the Daily News that model Liskula Cohen should blame herself for the uproar.
“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.”
“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.”
The pretty 29-year-old Fashion Institute of Technology student added that she’s furious at Google for revealing her identity, so much so that she plans to file a $15 million federal lawsuit against the Web giant.
“When I was being defended by attorneys for Google, I thought my right to privacy was being protected,” Port said.
“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.” Full story.
Filed under: Bullying, Cyber-bullying, Lawsuits/Criminal Charges | Tagged: Bullying, Cyber-bullying, Fashion Institute of Technology, Google, Lawsuits/Criminal Charges, Liskula Cohen, Rosemary Port, Salvatore Strazzullo |