Celebrities Threaten to Sue Google for $100 Million Over Leaked Nude Photos
Lawyer Marty Singer is representing over a dozen celebrities, according to Hollywood Reporter, and has sent a scathing letter to Google over failing to remove the sensitive content from platforms like YouTube and Blogger.
Singer says that he wrote to Google four weeks ago asking for the images to be removed but many are still accessible.
Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Rihanna, and Ariana Grande were among those targeted by the hackers. Singer’s letter did not reveal exactly which celebrities he represents, but it does claim that he is working for “over a dozen female celebrities, actresses, models and actresses.”
He has demanded that Google pay for their “blatantly unethical behavior.”
“Google knows the images are hacked stolen property, private and confidential photos and videos unlawfully obtained,” writes Singer, “and posted by pervert predators who are violating the victims’ privacy rights … Yet Google has taken little or no action to stop these outrageous violations.”
UPDATE: 12:45 PM PST – Google has responded:
“We’ve removed tens of thousands of pictures, within hours of the requests being made, and we have closed hundreds of accounts,” said a spokesperson for the tech giant in a statement today. “The Internet is used for many good things. Stealing people’s private photos is not one of them.”
You can read the full Singer letter below.