Legal action is currently being planned by Amanda Seyfried over naked photos that were leaked online, some of which include her “intimate moments” with her ex-boyfriend.
A violation of privacy:
Seyfried’s lawyers sent a letter to Celeb Jihad, the gossip website, requesting taking down the images, according to TMZ.
The letter reads: “It recently has come to our client’s attention that, without the authorization of our client or the copyright holder, several very private photographs of Ms. Seyfried either in various states of nudity or in intimate moments with her former boyfriend (the “Seyfried Photographs”) have been reproduced and posted,”
“As you acknowledge on your website, these photographs are believed to have been leaked, i.e., wrongfully obtained by a third party or parties without Ms. Seyfried’s knowledge or consent.”
“Your unauthorized use and distribution of the Seyfried Photographs constitutes, at a minimum, copyright infringement, violation of Ms. Seyfried’s right of privacy under applicable law, and tortious conduct under state and common law. On behalf of our client, we hereby demand that you immediately and permanently (i) cease and desist any use of the Seyfried Photographs, and (ii) remove the Seyfried Photographs from your website.”
Several other celebrities were victims of photo hacking this week, beside Seyfried.
“Beauty and the Beast” star Emma Watson, is planning legal action as well after revealing that some of her private photos leaked online. However, her representatives denied reports that the pictures showed the British actress nude.
In a statement to Variety and the BBC, he publicist said: “Photos from a clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago have been stolen. They are not nude photographs. Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further.”
Sex tape for sale:
Hollywood actress Mischa Barton stated that someone is trying to sell a sex tape of her. She’s speaking out in an attempt to prevent other women suffering the same “pain and humiliation”.
After her lawyers obtained a court restraining order preventing publication of the video and stills, the actress held a news conference in Los Angeles. The video was recorded without her consent.
Barton said: “I came forward to fight this not only for myself but for all the women out there. I want to protect them from the pain and humiliation that I have had to go through. No woman should have to go through this.”
The video was recorded the last year by someone Barton had a relationship with, and had been offered for sale to the highest bidder, according to Lisa Bloom, Barton’s lawyer.