In the same edition featuring the headline “Pussy Whipped” (“Project Runway” finalist hits ex-boyfriend with cat), the New York Post informs us under “Skanks Yanked” that the Skanks in NYC website allegedly thus defaming model Liskula Cohen has been taken down (though the cached version, from which the above image was taken, is still available). Cohen first sought a court order against the still-anonymous web jester in January, and has been pursuing the matter at trial, suing Google for hosting the Blogger account, causing yet other bloggers to call her a skank as well, though we assume their time in the dock is coming. Precedent suggests Cohen will be unsuccessful, as a New Jersey judge tossed out a similar case in which Hot Chicks With Douchebags was sued by three Hot Chicks. The judge found the book satirical, in the manner of Juvenal and Swift.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 19, 2009