Gothamist Sued Over Comments Section

Seeking $1 million.

Gothamist LLC is the latest media company to feel the heat of a lawsuit. According to The New York Post, the outlet has been sued not for something one of its staffers wrote, but for lewd comments by readers.

The suit comes courtesy of Madalina Iacob, who is suing Gothamist over some of what was posted in the comments section. Gothamist’s article was about Iacob’s legal battle with her landlord, but the post featured a photo of Iacob in a racy Halloween costume.

Iacob is seeking $1 million in damages. “Her accomplishments and dreams in life were completely destroyed through the cruel comments and instead she was portrayed as a sex worker,” according to the suit.

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