Nude photos of Kate Upton hit the internet this weekend, and Monday, her lawyer, Lawrence Shire, confirmed that the photos were real. Despite some celebs trying to say that the nude photos leaked as part of a huge hack-job are fake, the ones that have circulated of the supermodel are legit. According to Radar Online, Shire intends on taking legal action against anyone who is duplicating the photos in addition to those responsible for leaking the private pics.
“This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client Kate Upton’s privacy. We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible.”
Kate Upton was certainly not the only celebrity affected by this major leak. According to Gossip Cop, several other female celebrities have been hit by hackers as well. Kirsten Dunst, Hope Solo, Krysten Ritter, and Teresa Palmer have all experienced the humiliation and violation of privacy. Rumored celebrities who have been hit include Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, and Yvonne Strahovski, though they have not been confirmed. Victoria Justice has said that the pictures of her that have surfaced online are fake… but some people don’t believe her.
These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*
— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) August 31, 2014
Of course, the finger-pointing has now begun. According to The Inquisitr, both Apple iCloud and Reddit have been blamed for the incredible leak. Stopping the photos from circulating has been near-impossible, but there are far less circulating today compared to yesterday.
There are many moving parts that got these photos from iCloud to the internet for all to see, and it’s not simple to single out one person or one company.
“Apparently, the original hacker is not the person leaking the photos, but is instead someone who purchased the collection off the hacker(s).”
Kate Upton’s nude photos are very personal, and obviously weren’t meant for the public’s eyes.
“The shocking set of snaps show the 22-year-old posing naked in a bathroom with boyfriend Justin Verlander, 31, and showing off her breasts and nether regions in sultry selfies presumably meant for her MLB player beau’s eyes only.”
Jennifer Lawrence’s nude photos weren’t much different but showed more than just her naked breasts. The level of violation is incredible… but one has to ask: Why would a person take and store nude photos of themselves in the first place? This isn’t the first time that nude photos of celebrities were leaked on the internet… and it likely won’t be the last. Will there ever be a lesson learned?
[Photo courtesy of Kate Upton / Twitter]