The biggest sex(y) nude photo leaks in the history of the internet now formally known as the “The Fappening” is proving to be a huge headache for 24-year-old Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence. Attempts made to suppress extremely revealing images of the actress were largely unsuccessful while Apple insists that a large-scale iCloud hack is to blame for the unfortunate incident. Lawrence’s attorney is facing a difficult task to remove some of the pictures that were taken of the actress by someone using her cell phone. Copyright law seems to favor the person who took the snaps, and not the individual who is displayed in the picture (no matter how exposed they are!).
The crazy folks over at TMZ says:
“Sources connected to the investigation tell TMZ…Lawrence’s attorney fired off a letter to a porn website demanding it take down the nude photos of J-Law because she owns the copyright on the pics. We’re told the website isn’t buying that argument though.”
“The site’s stance is since some of the pics are NOT selfies, the person who actually took those photos would most likely hold the copyright. In its response to Lawrence’s attorney we’re told the site is demanding proof of Jennifer’s copyright, or the name of the person who snapped the shots.”
There are about 60 photos and videos that the hacker said is in his/her possession. There are also tons of celebs on the master list. The hacker even posted a screenshot of his/her desktop with videos of Jennifer Lawrence.
The original release contained photos of more than 100 individuals, which the hackers claimed were mostly A-list celebrities. Victims of the exploit, whose photo were leaked, are alleged to include:
- Kate Upton and her boyfriend Justin Verlander (from Verlander’s phone), confirmed by Upton’s lawyer.
- Jennifer Lawrence; her publicist confirmed the authenticity.
- Jenny McCarthy
- Mary Elizabeth Winstead, confirmed on Twitter.
- Kirsten Dunst, confirmed the leak and criticized Apple’s iCloud service.
- Ariana Grande, denied authenticity.
- Victoria Justice, first denied authenticity, later wrote about privacy on Twitter, seeking legal action.
- Teresa Palmer and ex-boyfriend Scott Speedman.
- McKayla Maroney, first denied the images were authentic on Twitter, then later stated images were taken while underage.
- Selena Gomez
- Aubrey Plaza
- Yvonne Strahovski, denied authenticity
- Melissa Benoist and her fiance Blake Jenner, acknowledged the leak on Twitter
- Becca Tobin, confirmed leak via Twitter
- Brie Larson
- Lea Michelle
- Kaley Cuoco