The massive intrusion into the personal lives of Hollywood stars is absolutely intolerable. Now it seems Google has to pay for acting like the NFL. Lawyers representing celebrities whose private photos were published by hackers have threatened to sue Google for $100M, accusing the company of “making millions from the victimization of women.” Keep reading to learn more about the details.
The 4chan hacking is the largest celebrity-hacking scandal in history. The eminent entertainment lawyer Martin Singer has taken the action on behalf of all the celebrities and written to Google, asking the tech giants to remove all the images from the web. His Los Angeles-based firm Lavely & Singer represents All the female celebrities affected and the director Bryan Singer and the actors John Travolta and Charlie Sheen.
The iCloud accounts of over 100 A-list celebrities were hacked, and nude photos were stolen in late August and published on the site 4chan.
The letter was addressed to Google’s co-founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and other top executives. Singer accused Google for not taking the prompt action. Four weeks ago, he sent a notice to the company to remove the NSFW pictures. Although the company claims that they have removed many of the pictures, explicit pictures still exist on Google sites such as BlogSpot and YouTube.
The lawyer stated that after the images were leaked, his firm had made written request to many website operators and internet service providers to take out the pictures under the digital millennium copyright act (DMCA). But they did not remove the images and have to bear the consequences.
The letter labeled Google’s behavior despicable for its failure to remove the images and its “facilitating and perpetuating the unlawful conduct.” Click here to read the full letter.
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