NGPriest: Skankiest in NYC

Ξ August 25th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Author: NGPriest |

This is quite an interesting story
A blogger using blogspot called Liskula Cohen

“I would have to say the first-place award for ‘Skankiest in NYC’ would have to go to Liskula Gentile Cohen.”

Anyways, full story next

Vogue cover girl Liskula Cohen wins right to unveil ‘skank’ blogger
By staff writers NEWS.com.au August 19, 2009 12:35pm

  • Model wins case to reveal NYC blogger
  • Blogger called Vogue cover girl “skank”

A COVER girl for Vogue has won the right to reveal the name of an anonymous blogger who called her a “skank”.

Liskula Cohen sought the identity of the blogger so she can pursue a defamation case against them after they described her as “skanky” on the “Skanks in NYC” blog, the Times Online reports.

Google has been ordered to provide the bloggers details, after a Manhattan supreme court judge ruled Cohen was entitled to the information.

The offending part of the blog – which was run on Google’s blogger.com – read “I would have to say the first-place award for ‘Skankiest in NYC’ would have to go to Liskula Gentile Cohen.”

The blog by “anonymous” went on, describing the former Australian Vogue cover girl as a “40-something” who “may have been hot 10 years ago”, when she was actually 36.

The bloggers claim that blogs “serve as a modern-day forum for conveying personal opinions, including invective and ranting”, and should not be treated as factual assertions was rejected by the judge.

“Everybody is waiting to see who this coward is,” Steven Wagner, her lawyer, said.

Andrew Pederson, a Google spokesman, said: “We sympathise with anyone who may be the victim of cyberbullying. We also take great care to respect privacy concerns and will only provide information about a user in response to a subpoena or other court order.”

Source: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,,25951673-2,00.html

That’s the first half done, now, the blogger wants to sue google?

Rosemary Port to sue Google over Liskula Cohen ‘skank’ blog
By staff writers NEWS.com.au August 24, 2009 04:05pm

  • Blogger to sue Google for $18 million
    Says her privacy was not protected
    Cohen a “psychotic lying whore”
  • A NEW YORK blogger who described a model as a “skank” is planning to sue Google for $18 million after the internet giant revealed her identity.

Rosemary Port was sued by former Vogue cover girl Liskula Cohen after Google was forced to reveal her identity following a court order, The New York Daily News reports.

Ms Cohen had sought the identity of the fashion blogger so she could pursue a defamation case against her, it had earlier been revealed.

Ms Port’s offending part of the blog – which was run on Google’s blogger.com – read “I would have to say the first-place award for ‘Skankiest in NYC’ would have to go to Liskula Gentile Cohen”.

She also described Ms Cohen as an “old hag” and a “psychotic lying whore”.

Ms Port had originally defended her actions in court, claiming blogs “serve as a modern-day forum for conveying personal opinions, including invective and ranting”, and should not be treated as factual assertions, a claim rejected by the judge.

“This has become a public spectacle and a circus that is not my doing,”  Ms Port said.
“By going to the press, she defamed herself.”

The 29-year-old New York fashion student  now says Google didn’t do enough to protect her privacy.

“When I was being defended by attorneys for Google, I thought my right to privacy was being protected,” she told the NY Daily News.

“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.”

Her suit claims Google “breached its fiduciary duty to protect her expectation of anonymity,” Ms Port’s lawyer, Salvatore Strazzullo, said.

“I’m ready to take this all the way to the Supreme Court,” Mr Strazzullo said.

“Our Founding Fathers wrote The Federalist Papers under pseudonyms. Inherent in the First Amendment is the right to speak anonymously.

“Shouldn’t that right extend to the new public square of the internet?”

Mr Strazzullo said: “Ms Cohen loves the spotlight. She brought this notoriety on herself. Then she used a PR circus to defame my client.”

But Cohen’s lawyer, Steven Wagner, hit back saying the model was never chasing media attention.

“The idea that Liskula brought this on herself is repulsive,” he said.

“If we had thought for a minute that the Google case would have brought more attention to the anonymous blogger’s site, we never would have started it.”

Source: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23605,25973718-5014239,00.html

So, when blogging, always read the T&C before you start using online products

Severs also apply in most cases, since blogger is running on American servers, then the American law applies

Since NGPriest.com is running on an Australian server, then i have already studied abit into Australian law, so i know what can and can’t belong on this blog (and yes, i have contacted quite afew ISP’s in the past regarding certain comments on this blog)

 

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