Amanda Seyfried and Emma Watson may be the latest victims of hackers attempting to obtain nude photos of celebrities for financial gain (or perhaps just to humilaite them). In what is being called "The Fappening 2.0" (ugh), pictures of both women have made their way onto the web.
A letter from Seyfried's attorney claims that photos of the actress and her boyfriend appeared on a site called "Celeb Jihad," and were “wrongfully obtained." The statement also demands the site take down the images in question. TMZ notes that Amanda's legal team wants the site to preserve the evidence, likely to be used in future litigations.
Meanwhile, Emma Watson has found herself victim of a similar scheme: “Photos from a clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago have been stolen. They are not nude photographs,” said a rep.
Despite the obvious illegality of the pictures, images of both ladies are being passed around the more unsavory segments of the internet like Reddit and 4chan, with some posters indicating that more leaks could be on the way.
These leaks come only days after rumors of an unauthorized sex tape of Misha Barton had started circulating. "This is a painful situation," she said in a statement to People, "and my absolute worst fear was realized when I learned that someone I thought I loved and trusted was filming my most intimate and private moments, without my consent, with hidden cameras. Then I learned something even worse: that someone is trying to sell these vides and make them public. I came forward to fight this not only for myself but for all the women out there.”
Let's hope the gossip about more of these pictures showing up on the net is just that: gossip.
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