Monday 26 September 2016

'My number is going around a prison in Dublin' - Cork teen involved in photo hacking scandal receiving unsolicited calls from prison inmates

Published 16/01/2016 | 18:03

An example of one of the photos stolen from Lauren's page and uploaded to the porn site
An example of one of the photos stolen from Lauren's page and uploaded to the porn site

One of the girls involved in the photo hacking scandal has revealed that her number is "going around a Dublin prison".

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Lauren Edwards revealed that the photo hacking scandal did not end for her with the taking down of the photos.

Speaking to Independent.ie, she said that she got a phone call on behalf of her "boyfriend", from a prison in Dublin.

"Randomly the other day I got a phone call from a Dublin number to say this is such-and-such from (the) prison... to say that my boyfriend wanted to put me on the list for calls and visits".

"From my reaction, they realised I didn't know this person".

Lauren says she explained the situation and the prison apologised for the error.

"(They said they are) really sorry.. that sometime the inmates are lonely and just looking for people to talk to... that it won't happen again".

"How my number is going around a prison in Dublin is beyond me. It's baffling".

Lauren says the incident happened the day before she found out her photos had been used on an international porn site without her permission or knowledge.

She says that she's scared for her safety after all that has happened over the last week and "that's why I want my story out there".

An example of one of the photos stolen from Lauren's page and uploaded to the porn site
An example of one of the photos stolen from Lauren's page and uploaded to the porn site
An example of one of the photos stolen from Lauren's page and uploaded to the porn site

"As a model, my main priority is my safety. In the comments on that site, my life is being threatened".

"On one picture, someone wrote that they know me... one another, there was a comment threatening to throw acid in my face".

"They know my full name... I'm getting weird calls from inmates in Dublin... I don't know what's going on".

"This has taken on a whole new level... my life is being threatened".

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