Gabrielle Union will be contacting the FBI to deal with topless photos of her that were leaked on the net.
After confirming that the said photos were authentic, the The Bring It On actress and husband Dwyane Wade released a statement together, reports TMZ:
“It has come to our attention that our private moments, that were shared and deleted solely between my husband and myself, have been leaked by some vultures,” read the statement.
“I can’t help but to be reminded that since the dawn of time women and children, specifically women of color, have been victimized, and the power over their own bodies taken from them. These atrocities against women and children continue worldwide.”
“For anyone out there also being affected by these and other hacking and hate crimes – We send our love, support and prayers. We have done nothing wrong.”
— VibeMagazine (@VibeMagazine) September 21, 2014
Union is only one of a number of celebrities who have fallen victim to a hacking attack that targets celebs’ private photos that are reportedly traded for bitcoins. It is now suspected that naked images of about a hundred actors, singers, models and presenters have been leaked, including those of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande and Mary Winstead.
Grande and a few other stars have claimed that the pictures are fakes. Like Union, Lawrence verified the the photos of her were authentic.
A spokesperson for Lawrence said: “This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
Winstead has likewise commented about the level of hacking that went into obtaining the photos, claiming that the images of herself had been deleted.
“Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this,” the actress wrote.
The FBI and Apple are currently conducting investigations into the apparent widespread hacking thought to be connected to the iCloud service.