Scarlett Johansson's Lawyer Demands Removal of Nude Images From Websites
A letter stated that the images were “stolen copyright protected private photographs.”
Scarlett Johansson and her team are not denying that the nude photos that leaked onto the web on Wednesday are in fact of her. Instead, The Avengers actress is trying to snatch them off the web as quickly as possible.
Johansson's lawyer, Marty Singer, issued letters to websites that are running the photos. Blogger Perez Hilton confirmed on the AMP radio show with Carson Daly on Thursday morning that he had received one of these letters.
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The letters state that the images are “stolen copyright protected private photographs” and should be removed from the sites.
The two leaked images – one of the actress’ bare backside and another of her topless – have also prompted Johansson to contact the FBI about the hacking.
While no one hacker group has taken credit for releasing the images, the FBI has been investigating a group that has targeted celebrities, and boasts of hacking into 50 Hollywood heavyweights' computers and cell phones.
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Other celebrities that have reportedly been hacked include Jessica Alba, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus. All the victims are female.
The hacker group goes by the name Hollywood Leaks, and has already taken credit for releasing racy photos from Footloose actress Julianne Hough’s cell phone and nude photos of musician Kreayshawn after the MTV Video Music Awards. The group also claims to be responsible for leaking the script for Tom Cruise’s upcoming film, Rock of Ages.