Leslie Jones' nude photos leaked by hacker
The actress has faced a barrage of vicious criticism since her involvement in the Ghostbusters remake.
A hacker has left Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones exposed after leaking her nude photos online.
A cyber criminal took control of the comedienne's website on Wednesday (24Aug16) and posted images of her driver's license and passport photos on the Internet, leaving all of her personal information on full display.
The hacker, who appeared to have gained access to Leslie's iCloud virtual storage account, also uploaded a number of her private snaps for all to see, with some shots featuring the funnywoman posing naked in front of a bathroom mirror. Others also appeared to have been taken while Leslie was having sex, although her face is not clearly shown in the snaps, reports GossipCop.com.
Other stolen pictures included selfies of the 48-year-old posing with celebrities including Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and 50 Cent.
Not content with just invading the star's privacy, the hacker also shared a tribute video to tragic gorilla Harambe at the top of the website - a nod to the racist slurs recently aimed at Leslie on social media. Harambe was killed by Cincinnati Zoo officials after a small child fell into his enclosure in May (16).
The Saturday Night Live regular's site has since been taken down, but she has yet to comment on the vicious cyber attack, which occurred a month after she endured an online backlash following the release of the all-female remake of the 1984 classic Ghostbusters, in which she starred alongside Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.
Cyber bullies bombarded her with highly-offensive and racist messages online, with some comparing her looks to that of a gorilla. The vile hatemail prompted Leslie to briefly quit Twitter, admitting she could no longer take the abuse.
As she bid farewell to fans on the micro-blogging site, she wrote, "I feel like I'm in a personal hell. I didn't do anything to deserve this. It's just too much. It shouldn't be like this. So hurt right now.
"I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart. All this cause I did a movie.You can hate the movie but the s**t I got today... wrong."
Leslie returned to Twitter three days later, and subsequently condemned the online trolls for their bad behaviour.
"What's scary is that the insults that hurt me, unfortunately I'm used to the insults, that's unfortunate, but what scared me was the injustice of a gang of people jumping against you for such a sick cause," she explained to U.S. talk show host Seth Meyers. "I mean, everybody has an opinion and it all comes at you at one time, they really believe in what they believe in, and it's so mean. Like, it's so gross and mean and unnecessary."
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