Actress Scarlett Johansson recently spoke out about Christopher Chaney, who has been jailed for hacking into her phone and putting nude pictures of her on the Internet.
Chaney is responsible for infiltrating the email accounts of nearly 50 celebrities. The skilled 35-year-old hacker then disseminated nude photos of celebs like Scarlett Johansson. Now he's serving 10 years for his crimes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It was Johansson's testimony that helped land Chaney behind bars for a decade.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Johansson explained how Chaney broke into her then-husband Ryan Reynolds' email account, which is where he obtained the nude photos. He then sent them to a fellow hacker and two celebrity websites.
Johansson said she felt "truly humiliated and embarrassed” and then described his actions as "perverted and reprehensible."
Christina Aguilera, another one of Cheney’s victims, told Judge S. James Otero in a recorded statement:
"That feeling of security can never be given back and there is no compensation that can restore the feeling one has from such a large invasion of privacy."
Renee Olstead, an actress best known for her role on “The Secret Life of an America Teenager,” also testified in court against the hacker who exposed dozens of celebrities.
"I just really hope this doesn't happen to someone else," Olstead said, weeping. "You can lose everything because of the actions of a stranger."
The 23-year-old year old actress allegedly tried to commit suicide after the nude photos of her went viral on the web, according to THR.
In a press release from law enforcement after the verdict, officials warned that citizens should be more diligent when comes to protecting their identity and personal information being stolen from the Internet.
Maria Vultaggio is a reporter for the Continuous News Desk (CND), where she covers trending topics and breaking news. She joined IBTimes in June 2012. Continue Reading
- Who Is Alexandra Hedison? Jodie Foster Marries Ellen DeGeneres' Ex-Girlfriend
- Palcohol Approved But Powered Alcohol Was A Mistake, For Now: Twitter Users Talk Snorting And Drink Recipes
- Friendly Cop Twitter Campaign Backfires On NYPD
- Will Tori Spelling Divorce Dean After Cheating Scandal? McDermott Is Reportedly Embarrassed By Reality Show