2 women defend claims made about ex-lover

September 14, 2011 2:38:54 PM PDT
Two women, one of them a former roller derby star, are in a legal fight with a New York City attorney.

He says they posted comments about him on a website and it is ruining his business.

Now, they've hired a heavy hitter to defend their case.

"I posted on Liarscheatersrus.com because I wanted to warn other women in order to protect them from what I suffered," said Amanda Ryncarz, the defendant.

Amanda Ryncarz apparently posted something not so flattering about her ex-lover Matthew Couloute.

The post read: "He is very, very manipulating, he's an attorney so he's great at lying and covering it up without batting an eye. Our relationship didn't last long as I figured him out pretty quickly but for others, BE FOREWARNED, HE'S SCUM! RUN FAR AWAY!"

Couloute responded with a lawsuit against the 26-year-old and another ex-lover, former roller derby star Stacey Blitsch, the 35-year-old mother of Couloute's young son.

They in turn hired acclaimed women's rights attorney Gloria Allred to represent them in court.

"I am here because I want people to know the truth and I am asking the court to dismiss the lawsuit filed against me," Blitsch said.

Couloute's lawyer doesn't see that happening.

Attorney Louis Zayas told Eyewitness News the two women "Don't have a right to defame Mr. Couloute or interfere with his ability to make a living."

Couloute's lawsuit claims the internet posting is not only false, but has severely impacted his ability to maintain and secure clients.