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Liskula Cohen files lawsuit against Google

Published: Tuesday, January 6, 2009, 13:00 [IST]

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Liskula Cohen files lawsuit against Google
New York (ANI): Model Liskula Cohen has filed a lawsuit against Google in a bid to unmask the blogger who called her a 'skank' and an 'old hag' on a Web site meant to ruin her image. The Vogue model, who has posed for Giorgio Armani and Versace, wants to force Google to reveal who defamed her on the blog 'Skanks in NYC' as the 'No.1 skanky superstar'.

"I can't begin to imagine why someone would post these things then hide behind a screenname. I guess we're going to have to find out," The New York Daily News quoted her lawyer, Steven Wagner, as saying. As part of the defamation suit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, the blonde beauty seeking a court order compelling Google and its Blogger.com subsidiary to identify the person who led the vicious Internet assault against her.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]However, Wagner agreed that it's quite difficult to identify bloggers who pitch insults anonymously, considering that New York courts have generally declined to unmask them.

"We think we have a case. This is libelous, it's defamatory and you shouldn't just get away with this," he said. On the site, Cohen, 36, is referred to as a desperate "40-something" who "may have been hot 10 years ago. Desperation seeps from her soul, if she even has one."

According to the suit, Cohen came to know of the blog via two people after hearing about it from modeling clients, who "were concerned about Cohen's image and its relationship to the client's products."

"She's quite upset," said Wagner.

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