Rihanna 'naked pictures' claims emerge on 4Chan as hacking scandal continues
Naked pictures thought to be of Rihanna have been leaked on 4Chan and Reddit.
Two naked photographs allegedly of the singer have surfaced, in a second wave of the large-scale photo hacking, although their veracity cannot be established yet.
A spokesperson for Rihanna could not be reached.
Rihanna was on the original list of over 100 celebrities said to have had nude photos leaked via online forum 4Chan a few weeks ago, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian, Cara Delevingne, Kirsten Dunst, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice and Kate Upton.
New naked pictures allegedly emerged yesterday (20 September) claiming to be of Kardashian, Lawrence, Emily Ratajkowski, Vanessa Hudgens, Aubrey Plaza, Mary-Kate Olsen, Gabrielle Union, Hope Solo. Hayden Panettiere and Leelee Sobieski
Kardashian’s representative declined to comment.
Gabrielle Union and her husband, Dwayne Wade have since released a statement, via TMZ, describing the hackers as "vultures".
"It has come to our attention that our private moments, that were shared and deleted solely between my husband and myself, have been leaked by some vultures," read the statement.
"I can’t help but to be reminded that since the dawn of time women and children, specifically women of color [sic], have been victimized [sic], and the power over their own bodies taken from them. These atrocities against women and children continue worldwide."
The couple also offered their sympathies for other victims of the hacking.
"For anyone out there also being affected by these and other hacking and hate crimes - We send our love, support and prayers," they said. "We have done nothing wrong."
The FBI and Apple are both conducting investigations into the apparent widespread invasion of personal accounts thought to be connected to the iCloud service.
A spokesperson for Lawrence said: ”This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.“
The anonymous hacker has complained about the money received for the images.
"People wanted s*** for free. Sure, I got $120 with my bitcoin address, but when you consider how much time was put into acquiring this stuff (i'm not the hacker, just a collector), and the money (i paid a lot via bitcoin as well to get certain sets when this stuff was being privately traded Friday/Saturday) I really didn't get close to what I was hoping," the person wrote on 4Chan.
Belfast Telegraph Digital