Aug 192009
 
 August 19, 2009  Court, Online

A former Vogue Australia cover girl has won a landmark court battle to reveal the identity of an anonymous blogger who called her a “skank” and an “old hag”.

Model Liskula Cohen sued Google in January in the hope of forcing the company to reveal the person responsible for allegedly defamatory comments on a blog called Skanks in NYC, which was hosted by Google’s Blogger service.

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On Monday in the US, Judge Joan Madden ruled that Cohen was entitled to sue the blogger for defamation and, in an unprecedented move, forced Google to provide the blogger’s name.

The name will presumably be revealed in court. It is unclear when the matter will return to court.

Read more in The Sydney Morning Herald.

Related: Court Opinion (pdf)