Gabrielle Union contacts FBI over nude 4Chan photos leaked by 'vultures'

The Bring It On actress verifies the hacked pictures

Ella Alexander
Tuesday 23 September 2014 09:00
Comments

Gabrielle Union has vowed that her legal team will contact the FBI over naked pictures that were leaked yesterday (20 September).

The Bring It On actress is among numerous celebrities thought to have been the victim of a large-scale hacking involving over 100 high-profile names, including Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, Kirsten Dunst, Arianna Grande, Victoria Justice and Kate Upton.

New naked pictures allegedly emerged yesterday claiming to be of Kardashian, Lawrence, Emily Ratajkowski, Vanessa Hudgens, Aubrey Plaza, Mary-Kate Olsen and Hope Solo.

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.

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.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in