Monday, August 24, 2009
Judge Orders Google To Turn Over Anonymous Blogger's Name In Defamation Case; Outed Blogger Now Miffed At Google
Findlaw's Brian Kumnick discusses the recently concluded suit over the anonymous post about model Liskula Cohen and her fight to discover who called her a "skank" (among other things) on a Google-hosted blog. After a trial judge ordered Google to reveal the anonymous blogger's name (it's Rosemary Port), Ms. Cohen seems to have dismissed her defamation lawsuit against Ms. Port.
Meanwhile, Ms. Port is now annoyed at Google for turning over her name (apparently rather than appealing the ruling). Her attorney says "he plans to pursue all her legal options against Google -- and could take the case all the way to the US Supreme Court." Game on.
(David Ardia addresses anonymous blogging at the Citizen Media Law Project here).