A Beyoncé fan is wanted by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for hacking into Rachel Roy’s email account.
There is certainly drama stirring in the BeyHive as Beyoncé fans continue to lash out at Rachel Roy who many have identified to be the infamous “Becky.”
Beyoncé released her sixth studio album, Lemonade, back in April of this year. The album was deemed groundbreaking and exposed Beyoncé in a way that she had never shown the public before. The lyrical content of the songs of Lemonade seemed to reveal some of the things that were rumored to have had been going on in Beyoncé’s private life with her husband, Jay Z.
In her song, “Sorry,” on Lemonade Beyoncé sings, “He better call Becky with the good hair.”
Obviously, this led to Beyoncé’s loyal clan of fans, the BeyHive, scrambling to find answers on who this Becky could be. Fans scoured the internet for any traces of the identity of said Becky.
It soon became popular belief that Becky was fashion designer Rachel Roy.
Roy potentially outed herself when she posted a photo on Instagram just after the release of Lemonade, captioning the photo, “Good hair don’t care.”
Fans of Beyoncé quickly jumped to the assumption that it was a dig at Beyoncé. People even went as far as to attack and harass Roy on her Instagram page and litter her page with emojis of lemons and bees.
Some fans went too far, however, as LAPD is currently in search of Beyoncé fans who allegedly hacked into Rachel Roy’s Gmail and iCloud accounts back in April, according to reports by the Daily Mail.
TMZ reported that Roy had also said her cell phone number had been changed without her knowledge. Currently, the LAPD has obtained search warrants to investigate phone and email records.
Rachel Roy, 42, blames Beyoncé Knowles-Carter for the recent attacks and harassment she has endured. The mother of two was horrified to find her email accounts and phone number had been broken into and changed following Beyoncé’s release of Lemonade on April 23, according to the New York Daily News.
On multiple social media accounts, Rachel Roy has denied the accusations being made against her that she had had an affair with Beyoncé’s husband, Jay Z. Roy believes that Beyoncé’s fans and their speculations are directly responsible for her privacy being invaded.
“I want to put the speculation and rumors to rest. My Instagram post was meant to be fun and lighthearted, it was misunderstood as something other than that.”
Fans did not take her statement for the truth and continued the social media attack on Roy. She claimed that her daughters have now also fallen victim to attacks online, including physical threats.
“There is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumors.”
Roy also went on to address the affair with Jay Z and the topic of marriage and fidelity on Twitter.
“I respect love, marriages, families and strength. What shouldn’t be tolerated by anyone, no matter what, is bullying, of any kind.”
Email hacking is one of the most common forms of cybercrime, but it is also one of the most severely punished by law. It depends on what state the alleged hacker lives in — if they live even live in this country — that will determine the severity of the punishment.
In some states, the defendant could face up to six months in jail and be forced pay a fine of at least $1,000. However, in others, email hacking is considered a third-degree computer crime that will leave the defendant in prison for up to five years and result in thousands of dollars in fines.
The LAPD is currently investigating the hacking into Rachel Roy’s personal email accounts. Beyoncé fans are reported to be at the top of the suspect list.
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