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Judge To Google: Give Up Harassers Information To NYer

A New York woman who was harassed online is hoping her case will help put an end to anonymous cyber-bullying. Carla Franklin said she was humiliated when an anonymous cyber-bully posted unauthorized videos of her on YouTube, including offensive comments. The 34-year-old businesswoman fought back and won, reports CBS 2′s Hazel Sanchez.

Franklin was able to get the video and comments removed by Google-owned YouTube, but that wasn’t enough for her, so she sued Google to reveal the identity of her online offenders.

A Manhattan judge ruled in Franklin’s favor and ordered Google to reveal the names, addresses and phone numbers of the three tormentors, who used following screen names: “joeboom08,” “jimmyjean008,” and “greyspector09.”

The information from Google still may not reveal who unleashed the online attack, however.

Despite the reality that Franklin may never know who her bully is, she said she’s hoping her case will help others who’re harassed online.


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