What you need to know about the latest celebrity nude photo leak

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Monday 22 September 2014 10:30
Showbiz

Hackers have leaked a further set of naked photos of celebrities, many of which have been widely shared on social media.

This is the second such mass violation of privacy this month. After the first hack in early September, actress Lena Dunham spoke out. Her words are still resonant today:

The way in which you share your body must be a CHOICE. Support these women and do not look at these pictures.

Remember, when you look at these pictures you are violating these women again and again. It's not okay.

Dunham also told the Sunday Times yesterday:

Saying ‘Don’t take nude pictures’ is the ‘She shouldn’t have worn a short skirt’ of the internet, the rapist’s apologia.”

Putting a woman’s body out into the world like that against her will is the same as ripping off somebody’s clothes in the middle of Union Square. 

Gabrielle Union, one of the alleged victims of the latest leak said yesterday:

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.

For anyone out there also being affected by these and other hacking and hate crimes - We send our love, support and prayers. We have done nothing wrong.

The FBI and Apple are both conducting investigations into the apparent widespread hacking of celebrities’ personal accounts thought to be connected to the iCloud service.

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