Emma Watson and Amanda Seyfried are included in the list of celebrities whose private photos were stolen. Reportedly, the hacked snaps were posted online recently.
The two stars are the A-listers in the latest leak. But, there may be other individuals involved. It is still unclear how the photos were acquired and leaked.
The two actresses have reportedly taken legal action following the online leak of their personal photos.
In 2014, just a few weeks after Emma made a feminist speech as a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador, she was threatened. A website made threats that it will release nude and intimate pictures of her. It was later discovered to be a hoax.
Also, a representative denied that nude photos of Emma were recently shared without consent. Though they confirmed that some of the celebrity’s private photos were indeed stolen.
“Photos from a clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago have been stolen,” Emma’s publicist said in a statement. “They are not nude photographs. Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further.”
Amanda has yet to comment on the said leak. However, TMZ said her lawyer has contacted the news website that posted the private pictures. Allegedly, the actress’ lawyer demanded they pull out the photos right away.
Currently, it is unclear whether both cases are related. Nevertheless, news recall the immense hacking that went after big stars three years ago. Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence and Ariana Grande were among the celebrities who fell victim to the iCloud hack.
Two men were penalized and sent to jail concerning the 2014 incident. Although authorities believe the hackers may have operated independently.
Ryan Collins and Edward Majerczyk were indicted for hacking accounts of several celebrities and stealing personal data. They stole private information including nude photos. On the other hand, both men were cleared from charges of sharing the photos online.