In a filing in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, Liskula Cohen said that comments posted on a Blogger.com blog referring to her as a "skank" and "old hag" were defamatory, malicious and false.
Google has declined to comment about the complaint.
Blogger.com's content policy prohibits users from publishing anything that "promotes hate toward groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity."
This isn't the first time Google's been sued by an individual over matters involving privacy. In April, a Pittsburgh couple filed a lawsuit alleging that the Internet company "Street View" mapping feature violated their privacy. Google sought the dismissal of the suit.
In February, Google rival
was slapped with one of at least two lawsuits by Chinese dissidents claiming the company aided Chinese authorities by releasing electronic communications that ended up landing one plaintiff in jail. The first lawsuit ended in November with an out-of-court settlement.
This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.com.