My favorite Miami Herald writer, Lesley Abravanel has contacted Lisa Hochstein for a short interview about the lawsuit that recently came to light where Lisa sues a blog commenter. According to Lisa she is aquainted with the person who made the libelous comment and that is what caused her to sue. Lisa tells The Herald, “This was filed awhile ago, and somehow it surfaced. This isn’t something I was going to publicize. It’s not the kind of exposure I was looking to get. I do want to put out there that I get it, that I’m out there on TV and there’s gonna be anonymous bloggers and posters who will say what they want about me.”
Lisa continues, “This person is an acquaintance we’ve invited in our home and who has smiled in our faces. She had no shame in saying these horrible things. If you are going to put something that nasty, saying someone’s an escort, a porn star, that’s a big deal to me . . . . The fact that she knows me, and I’ve seen her in my home, well, it just sits the wrong way . I’m not going to go after every blogger and commenter out there. Trust me, I’ve been called way worse. I have thick skin as part of this whole show, but this really struck a chord. I didn’t want it to get out of hand, and I’m all for freedom of speech, but when you know someone personally and act like you’re friendly with them and then go making an accusation like that, it’s a big deal.’’
Lisa also explains that housewives are often asked to be brand ambassadors for products and if she allows this woman to libel her online and continue to slander her from within her social circle it could limit her income opportunity. Lisa did not want the lawsuit to be a public issue, but it seems someone else did. This makes way more sense than Lisa just going after a random commenter on a gossip site. Does this change the way you see things?