Google is under fire for posting private photos of some of the celebrities victimized in the recent digital hacking scandal. A lawyer representing about a dozen female celebs is threatening to sue the Internet giant, accusing Google of making millions and profiting from the "victimization of women."
The "New York Post" quotes a letter from entertainment industry lawyer Martin Singer who says Google knows that images are "hacked stolen property" obtained and posted by what he called "pervert predators who are violating the victims' privacy rights and basic human decency." He's asking Google to remove copyrighted material from its websites.
Since early September, numerous celebrities, including Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and model Kate Upton, have had private pictures stored on their Apple iCloud accounts stolen and posted on websites such as 4chan and Reddit. Singer did not mention in his letter which celebrities he was representing in his complaint to Google.
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