Amanda Seyfried is the latest celebrity to be the victim of a leak, with her supposed private images appearing on the internet.
The actress’s n-ked images were posted on the website C e l e b Jihad, which is ostensibly a celebrity gossip site run by Islamic radicals. The news came on Tuesday night after social media users claimed to have access to Seyfried’s n-de images.
According to aceshowbiz.com, Seyfried, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Thomas Sadoski, has instructed her legal team to take action against a website.
According to TMZ, the actress’s lawyer has allegedly filed a letter to the website that published the stolen photographs requesting that they be removed.
The private photos were taken without permission, according to the letter, and some of them show Seyfried “either in various states of n-dity or in int!mate moments with her former boyfriend.”
On the reported lawsuit, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz replied to Fox News, “We are not making any comments at this time.”
“These photographs are believed to have been leaked, wrongfully obtained by a third party or parties without Ms. Seyfried’s knowledge or consent. Your unauthorised use and distribution of the Seyfried Photographs constitutes, at a minimum, copyright infringement, violation of Ms. Seyfried’s right of privacy under applicable law, and tortious conduct under state and common law,” the letter said.
The letter also requests the website’s owner to “preserve all electronic and paper evidence in your possession. Such evidence includes all emails, text messages, chat logs, screenshots or other electronic or paper documents stored on the work or home computers or mobile devices of your employees or on the cloud.”
According to rumors, her former boyfriend Justin Long, who she dated from 2013 to 2015, is included in the stolen photos.
Private images of “Beauty and the Beast” star Emma Watson were also released online on the same day after being taken in an alleged breach.
Emma’s private photos from a bik!ni fitting were widely disseminated. N-de shots of an unknown lady in the bath are displayed alongside the swimsuit photos, however Ms Watson has denied that they are of her.
“Photos from a clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago have been stolen,” her publicist to Fox News. “They are not n-de photographs. Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further.”
The dark web is a substantial portion of the internet that search engines do not index. It is a sanctuary for unlawful conduct and allows users to surf anonymously.
Watson had previously been the target of a similar threat in 2015, but she disputed the existence of such images.