Real Housewives of Miami star Lisa Hochstein is suing an Internet commenter named Jessica Lederman who went off on her in the lovely comments section of an "entertainment news site" (no, not this one!), making claims that Hochstein "worked as an escort and did soft porn in Las Vegas." Hochstein filed suit, seeking more than $15,000 on the basis that A) these claims are untrue, and B) these claims have caused her "severe emotional distress"; damaged her reputation; and threatened her social life and employment.
Suing a commenter, eh Lisa? You must be new here.
While I think some of the things people say online are absolutely disgusting, and I do like the fact that a mean Internet commenter who's spreading lies has been exposed -- come on. Deal with it, Lisa, and move on. You're an extremely wealthy woman who's looking kind of petty suing someone who's much less well-off than you.
I get that it's not like this woman just wrote: "LISA IS AN UGY BICH WHO TINKS SHE'S SO KEWL BUT RLLY SHE JUST SUX!!!!!!!!!" What was written was actually a pretty intense accusation and, quite frankly, slander. But still. This is how it works in this lawless jungle. The Internet is like being on a perpetual cruise without the jumbo crab legs or poop deck. It isn't fun being on the receiving end of nasty remarks, but it isn't changing any time soon.
"Celebrities" have mean things written about them all the time. Both by websites and rag mags and Internet commenters. It doesn't mean it's right, but it sort of comes with the gig -- especially when that gig is reality TV. Imagine if Kim Kardashian sued every time some wrote something rude or false about her in the comments section. Or Snooki. Or Emily Maynard.
In my opinion, the best thing to do, Lisa, is to just not read the comments. You're never going to feel good after doing so. Just sit back and enjoy your beachfront Miami mansion, and try to remind yourself that the only thing that really matters is the opinions of the people who actually know you.
And you can trust me on this one. I'm kind of an expert.
Do you think Lisa is ridiculous to sue an Internet commenter, Internet commenters?
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