Court Makes Google Unveil 'Skanks in NYC' Blogger

By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2009 6:26 AM CDT

(Newser) – A Manhattan judge has forced Google to reveal the identity of an anonymous blogger who called model Liskula Cohen a "40-something" "skank," reports In the precedent-setting ruling, Cohen, 37, convinced the court to unmask the writer so she could sue for defamation; when Google handed over the blogger's email address, Cohen recognized a personal acquaintance.

Realizing who was behind the "Skanks in NYC" blog, the Canadian-born model phoned in her forgiveness. Cohen told Good Morning America she was relieved that the blogger is an "irrelevant person in my life", adding, "I know why she did it. It's because she doesn't have anything else to do. It's sad."