Google may be sued by female celebrities whose nude and private pictures were hacked, with attorneys for the women alleging the tech company failed to remove the images and reaped “millions from the victimization of women,” reports the New York Post’s Page Six.
Stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande were among those whose photos were distributed in what is considered the biggest-ever celebrity hack, the story notes.
The article reports: “Now top Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer, who represents over a dozen of the women affected by the leak, has written a sternly worded letter to Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, as well as Eric Schmidt and Google lawyers accusing them of ‘blatantly unethical behavior’ — and comparing their alleged lack of action to the NFL leadership’s handling of the Ray Rice affair.”
The letter alleges that Google has failed “to act expeditiously and responsibly to remove the images,” and accuses the company of “knowingly accommodating, facilitating, and perpetuating the unlawful conduct. Google is making millions and profiting from the victimization of women.”
Many of the images remain on Google sites, such as BlogSpot and YouTube, the story says.