Celebrities whose nude photos were leaked, including Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian, are now threatening to go to court against Google, suing the company for $100 million. Apparently they want their cut from this whole nude photo leak scandal.
Lawyers representing the women claim Google should have been able to remove the pictures from the internet, and in failing to do so “made millions from the victimization of women,” the New York Post’s Page Six reported.
The letter to the Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin seen by Page Six was penned by famous Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer, accusing Google of “blatantly unethical behavior.”
“Because the victims are celebrities with valuable publicity rights you do nothing – nothing but collect millions of dollars in advertising revenue – as you seek to capitalize on this scandal rather than quash it,”the letter allegedly stated.
The letter appeared after nude pictures of celebrities reportedly obtained from their iClouds were still available online.
The latest leaks include Rihanna, two of her topless images appearing online via 4chan and Reddit on Sunday; and Amber Heard with over 50 images, one of them featuring a message allegedly for her fiancé Johnny Depp, media outlet TMZ reported.
Jennifer Lawrence and 100 other stars’ photos were leaked. Lawrence’s publicist said that the act was “a flagrant violation of privacy.”
Apple denied that the iCloud system was compromised by hackers, saying this was “a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions.”
“We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report,” Apple spokeswoman Nat Kerris told Mail Online. Source RT