01/28/2013 10:26 am ET Updated Jan 28, 2013

Lisa Hochstein, Real Housewife Of Miami, Sues Online Commenter For Call Girl, Porn Accusation

"Real Housewives of Miami" star Lisa Hochstein has sued a random online commenter for alleging that she was once a call girl.

Real Housewife Hochstein sued Jessica Lederman for writing in the comments section of an entertainment website that the "RHOM" star was once a call girl who dabbled in soft-core pornography, according to a TMZ report published on Jan. 27. In the lawsuit, Lederman wrote, "Lisa was an escort who also did soft porn in Vegas," when responding to an article about Hochstein joining the cast.

Hochstein vehemently denies the accusation and says they caused her "severe emotional distress," TMZ reports. She claims that the comment hurt her reputation and threatened both her professional and her personal life. She is reportedly suing for more than $15,000.

The reality star, who is married to plastic surgeon Lenny Hochstein and wants to start a family, has expressed regret over things she has done in the past.

During an interview with HuffPost, Hochstein revealed misgivings about posing for Playboy. "It's something I did, but it's something I kind of wish I didn't do," she said in November. "At the time I really glamourized it, but it was a really glamourous thing then. But now those pictures are out there for everyone to see, and it's not something I'm proud of."

The Real Housewife's suit against the commenter did come as a surprise to some in the blogosphere.

"It seems a little odd, given the number of wild comments that appear on any given site about every famous face under the sun," notes RealityTea, a blog dedicated to reality TV coverage. "Does anyone really ever take them seriously? I think it just comes with being a public figure, in my humble opinion."

In a recent tweet, Hochstein appeared indifferent to anonymous Internet trolls.



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