Friday, October 3, 2014

Celebrity Nude Photo Leak Victims To Sue Google For $100M

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Several female celebrities recently fell victims of the nude photograph hacking scandal and are now threatening to sue Google for $100 million for allegedly failing to remove the images from its search index and websites.

Jennifer Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, Megan Good, Anna Kendrick, Kate Upton, Cara Delevingne, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Hope Solo, and more were among those hacked by cyber-thieves and their nude pictures distributed online.

Page Six reports that lawyers representing the women claim the search giant should have been able to remove the images from the internet and, in failing to do so, 'made millions from the victimization of women'.

Hollywood lawyer, Marty Singer, said his company sent several warning notices asking the company to remove the photos over the last four weeks, but Google sites such as BlogSpot and YouTube still show many of the images.

He says he's written a letter to Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin accusing them of 'blatantly unethical behavior' on behalf of over a dozen of the stars involved.

'Because the victims are celebrities with valuable publicity rights you do nothing - nothing but collect millions of dollars in advertising revenue - as you seek to capitalize on this scandal rather than quash it,' the letter reportedly said.

In response, a Google spokesperson said: “We’ve removed tens of thousands of pictures — within hours of the requests being made — and we have closed hundreds of accounts.

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