Christopher Chaney, the man suspected of leaking Scarlett Johansson's nude photos, has not only been spying on Johansson since earlier than 2011, but he also said he is addicted to seeing [the] behind-the-scenes of what was happening in celebrities' lives.
In an interview with a local media station in Florida on Wednesday, Chaney, 35, said he felt almost relieved months ago when authorities took his computer. He added that his hacking started out of curiosity and that he wish it hadn't.
I didn't know how to stop doing it, he said, adding that he wasn't attempting to break into the stars e-mail to get things to sell or purposely put them on the Internet. It just happened and snowballed.
Chaney was arrested this month for leaking nude photos of Johansson in September. Chaney added that he is aware of what he has done and regrets his actions. He has been charged with 26 counts of computer hacking, aggravated identity theft and wiretapping. If convicted, Chaney faces a maximum penalty of 121 years in federal prison.
Chaney has also been accused of hacking into the accounts of more than 50 other people including Mila Kunis and Christina Aguilera.
I deeply apologize, he said in the interview. I know what I did was probably one of the worst invasions of privacy someone could experience, and these people don't have privacy to begin with, and I was in that little sliver of privacy they do have and I've had six months to think about it. It just eats at me.
Watch the interview below.