Celeb Lawyers Threaten to Sue Google over Hacked Nude Photos
A number of the celebrities whose nude photos were obtained by hackers and posted online are threatening to sue Google for not being more diligent about cracking down on those photos. A lawyer representing Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande, and other targeted celebrities sent a letter to Google threatening a $100 million lawsuit.
In the letter, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, attorney Martin Singer says, “We are writing concerning Google’s despicable, reprehensible conduct in not only failing to act expeditiously and responsibly to remove the images, but in knowingly accommodating, facilitating and perpetuating the unlawful conduct.”
He charges Google is “profiting from the victimization of women” by not complying with DMCA requests to take down the images hosted on Google, and that they’re not really doing much to stop these images from showing up on Google’s image search.
Singer even takes a shot at the company’s own slogan by declaring that “Google’s ‘Don’t be evil’ motto is a sham.'”
[h/t Ars Technica]
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