Lisa Hochstein, of “Real Housewives of Miami,” is suing a reader who commented on an Internet story by calling the celebrity a hooker – in slightly nicer words. The comment caused her, Lisa says, “severe emotional distress.” In response to an article about how Lisa Hochstein joined "RHOM", a woman named Jessica Lederman, reports TMZ on Sunday, Jan. 27, posted “Lisa was an escort who also did soft porn in Vegas," in the comment section of an entertainment news website.
Not, says Lisa Hochstein, who has already filed a lawsuit. Can she do that? Of course she can. Anyone can sue anyone, if they have money to burn, and “Real Housewives of Miami” pays well.
And doesn’t that sort of insult happen pretty much every day, to celebrities in the news? Especially vulnerable – but usually not bothered – are reality stars, for whom insults and emotional drama are just grist for the plotline. It’s all part of the game.
Lisa insists she does not have sex for money, and she wants the world to know it. Or something like that. Actually, the useful life of a comment left in the readers’ section of any Internet news source is probably measured in hours and read only by other comment-leavers, who enjoy argument for its own sake. Why would anyone bother to sue? Why stir up more comment?
It’s a sure bet this action will be covered in a future “Real Housewives of Miami” story-line. It may be a first.