Hollywood Hacker Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison, Victim Scarlett Johansson Says She’s Been ‘Truly Humiliated and Embarrassed’
Christopher Chaney, 35, of Jacksonville, Fla., learned his fate in a federal court in Los Angeles during a dramatic hearing in which another cyber victim, actress and singer Renee Olstead, from The Secret Life of an American Teenager, admitted that she attempted to kill herself after the hacker leaked nude photos of her.
“I just really hope this doesn’t happen to someone else,” she said, with tears. “You can lose everything because of the actions of a stranger.”
Chaney agreed to plead guilty to hacking into the email accounts of more than 50 people in the Hollywood industry between November 2010 and October 2011.
In a videotaped deposition and played in court, Johansson said: I have been truly humiliated and embarrassed. I find Christopher Chaney’s actions to be perverted and reprehensible.”
Nude photos taken by Johansson of herself — supposedly meant for her then-husband Ryan Reynolds — were posted online.
“I don’t know what else to say other than I’m sorry,” Chaney said. “I could be sentenced to never use a computer again and I wouldn’t care.”
Before he was jailed, the Hollywood hacker spoke out. Watch our video, below.
No changes are to be made to this player