The Online Attacks on Leslie Jones Just Got Much Worse

Hacker leaks her personal info and nude photos
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2016 1:09 PM CDT
Leslie Jones's website was hacked, with someone posting her personal information, nude photos, and racist content.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Comedian and actress Leslie Jones continues to be the victim of horrific online abuse for the crime of appearing in a Ghostbusters reboot. On Wednesday, Jones' website was hacked, with someone posting nude photos of the Saturday Night Live star, as well as images of her driver's license and passport and video of Harambe the gorilla, reports the New York Daily News, which calls the cyberattack "explicit and horribly racist." Variety describes it as a "gross invasion of privacy." The photos of Jones appear to have come from her phone or iCloud, according to TMZ, which was the first to report the hack. Jones' website was quickly taken down, and she hasn't commented.

Last month, Jones suffered a wave of racist and sexist attacks on Twitter, leading her to briefly deactivate her account, the New York Times reports. But she returned in time to live-tweet the Olympics, gaining enough attention that NBC flew her to Rio to cover some of the games in person. (Read more Leslie Jones stories.)

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