Monday 22 July 2019

Kate Upton's lawyer blasts phone hacker who leaked naked pics

Model Kate Upton
Model Kate Upton

Kate Upton's attorney has slammed the "outrageous violation" of the star's privacy after alleged nude pictures of her were leaked.

A number of the world's biggest stars have seen purported personal images of themselves posted online, among them Jennifer Lawrence, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Kate.

It's thought the cell phone photographs were stolen after someone hacked into iCloud and then published them on a 4chan thread - a website which allows people to post images on bulletin boards.

"This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client Kate Upton's privacy," a statement from Kate's lawyer Lawrence Shire sent to MailOnline via her representative read. "We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible."

Jennifer's representative previously confirmed the images of her are real, adding anyone who shares them will be prosecuted. The shots flooded Twitter last night, with the Oscar-winner trending on the social media site afterwards. Twitter has since shut down users who shared the pictures, but hasn't commented on individuals.

A list of stars who have allegedly been hacked has also been posted online and includes 101 names. The unknown culprit is also alleged to have a video of Jennifer performing a sex act and asked for donations for it.

In a Twitter post last night, Mary explained the pictures of her had been deleted a long time ago and so she slammed the "creepy effort" which must have gone into obtaining them.

Lea Michele, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Kirsten Dunst are also among the stars who have allegedly had images of them leaked. Victoria Justice was also said to be a victim, but quickly tweeted to state the shots were completely fake.

A number of other stars appear on the list, but have yet to have pictures posted publicly. They include Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, Hilary Duff and Selena Gomez.

Some celebrities have used Twitter to condemn the person responsible, with Seth Rogen one of those who is appalled by what has happened.

"Posting pics hacked from someone's cell phone is really no different than selling stolen merchandise," he wrote. "I obviously am not comparing women to merchandise. Just legally speaking, it shouldn't be tolerated to repost stolen pics (sic)."

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