Court orders Google to identify anti-Halpern bloggers
By Simon Rocker, February 8, 2013
Rabbi Chaim Halpern
Rabbi Chaim Halpern struck back against his accusers today by obtaining a High Court order for Google to identify the names of bloggers who have attacked him.
The Golders Green rabbi denies claims of inappropriate conduct towards women which are currently being investigated by a special Beth Din set up at the behest of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations.
Mrs Justice Gloster granted an application this morning ordering Google to disclose the names of the blogger If You Tickle US and a number of people who have posted comments under pseudonyms.
Chloe Strong, representing Rabbi Halpern, said that the comments contained “serious defamatory slurs”.
Mrs Gloster, noting that as the rabbi denied the allegations, said that those making comments about him “should not… be entitled to hide behind the shield of anonymity”.