Arab Today, arab today celebrity photo hackers committed sex crime
Last Updated : GMT 16:24:37
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Celebrity photo hackers 'committed sex crime'

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Celebrity photo hackers 'committed sex crime'

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence
Los Angeles - AFP

Those behind the massive leak of naked celebrity photos that shocked the show business world could and should be prosecuted, including for child sex crimes, experts said.
The online theft of the images -- including pictures of "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence and also of at least one under-age victim -- could also amount to harassment or a form of sexual assault.
"I think it is a form of sexual aggression and the objectification of women, and the posting of underage nude photos is fodder for sexual predators," said psychotherapist Dr Judi Bloom on Wednesday.
"Those who did this should be prosecuted," she added, explaining: "It is not as traumatic as an actual assault, but it is psychologically damaging to the individual because it is a total invasion of who you are."
Dozens of photos of stars were posted online at the weekend, including Rihanna, Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst. Tech giant Apple admitted there had been a "targeted attack," but denied its cloud storage system had been breached.
There has been condemnation, but also a sharp divide in Hollywood.
LA Times columnist Robin Abcarian, for example, wrote: "If you are a celebrity, and you pose nude for digital photos, you should not expect them to stay private.
"I maintain now, and have always maintained, that if you are a celebrity and you make a sex tape, you should not expect it to stay private."
- Cyber-harassment -
But others sprang to the defense of those whose photos were stolen and posted online, in one of the biggest such hacks.
"Even worse than seeing women's privacy violated on social media is reading the accompanying comments that show such a lack of empathy," wrote "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson.
"Girls" creator Lena Dunham said: "Remember, when you look at these pictures you are violating these women again and again. It's not okay... The person who stole these pictures and leaked them is not a hacker: they're a sex offender."
Two years ago, the author of a similar online theft, that time involving pictures of celebrities including Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis, was jailed for 10 years.
According to the celebrity TMZ website, actress and former Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney was a minor when some of the pictures leaked Sunday were taken. The LA Times, citing unnamed sources, said those responsible could face child porn charges.
Neither the FBI nor prosecutors in Los Angeles would comment on the reports, citing an ongoing investigation.
- 'Wider lesson' -
In Dr. Bloom's opinion, taking legal action could provide some comfort.
"Suing is a way of regaining some kind of power," she said.
The affair should sound alarm bells, "especially for a lot of young people who send nude selfies to boyfriends," she said, adding: "Anything that they post (can be sent) to anybody else."
Parents should also take responsibility, to warn their children of the dangers, she said.
One case which gripped America was that of Jessica Logan, who hanged herself aged 18 in 2008, after a naked photo which she had taken for her boyfriend was sent to hundreds of teenagers after she split up with him.
While young women are the cause for most concern, men are not invulnerable: in 2010 a star student aged 18, Tyler Clementi, threw himself off a bridge in New York after his roommate leaked a photo of him with his male lover.

 

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today celebrity photo hackers committed sex crime Arab Today, arab today celebrity photo hackers committed sex crime

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today celebrity photo hackers committed sex crime Arab Today, arab today celebrity photo hackers committed sex crime

 



Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert calls for short visits

GMT 16:21 2017 Monday ,26 June

Etiquette expert calls for short visits
Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Mai Al-Jeddawi presents décor ideas for Ramadan
View News in Arabic - Media: انترنت
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GMT 09:49 2017 Tuesday ,02 May

Girl barred from Malaysia chess competition

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 16:25 2017 Sunday ,04 June

“Suhoor” is basic meal for fasting

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 11:09 2017 Sunday ,25 June

HUAWEI P10 the ‘guru’ of portrait shots
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday