Justin Verlander Breaks Silence Over Girlfriend Kate Upton’s Hacked Nudes

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Kate Upton wasn’t the only one to have her privacy violated when hackers stole her naked photos from her Apple iCloud account. Her boyfriend, Justin Verlander, was a victim too.

The Detroit Tigers player broke his silence about the nudes photo theft before a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Tuesday night, telling the press that he’d rather focus on winning for his team than whether or not you’ve seen his bare butt the celebrity nude photo scandal that has rocked Hollywood to its core.

“I’m not going to comment on my personal life,” the 31-year-old said. “I never have and I never plan on it. I keep my personal life personal. The focus for me is on the Detroit Tigers. I don’t want to take any focus away from this team and what we’re trying to accomplish. We’re in the middle of a pennant race. We’re trying to win a pennant and all of my focus currently is on doing whatever I can to help our team win our division.”

“I know a couple of guys wanted to get some questions from me yesterday,” Verlander continued. “Instead of everybody kind of sneaking around and getting questions at specific times, it’s just easier to say, ‘I’m not commenting on that. I’m trying to win a pennant.’ I know some guys are probably getting a lot of pressure from other people to get quotes or whatever. I knew I’d be getting a lot of questions. This is it.”

The theft of the naked photos, in which hackers stole NSFW material from the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Kaley Cuoco, and Kirsten Dunst off their smartphones and hard drives, resulted in Upton and Verlander’s personal pictures being posted online without consent. In several shots, Verlander is seen posing naked in front of a bathroom mirror with his 22-year-old girlfriend.

According to Upton’s attorney, the model and her legal team “intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible.”

So far, an anonymous 4chan poster has declared that hackers are allegedly in possession of private photos from over 100 female celebrities, including Victoria Justice, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Becca Tobin.