Child pornography among hacked celebrity photographs posted online

Scott Kaufman

Many of the nude photographs of A-list celebrities stolen from cloud constitute child pornography, The Daily Dot reports.

Lawyers for Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney (pictured above) and actress Liz Lee confirmedyesterday that the photographs of their clients were taken when they were underage. Their firms sent cease-and-desist orders to Porn.com as well as Reddit, where users initially posted the photographs in a subreddit known as “The Fappening.”

The photographs of Liz Lee were not a product of the initial hack, but “revenge porn” posted by an ex-boyfriend in 2007 that were shared again in the latest scandal.

One of the moderators of “The Fappening” who goes by the name of “SickOrSane” argued that the photographs of the minors must be removed, or “this subreddit will most likely be banned, very quickly.”

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