Google Smacked With $100M Lawsuit For Not Removing Leaked Celebrity Nudes
A top Hollywood lawyer is threatening to sue Google for nearly $100 million for failing to remove stolen naked photos of celebrity women.
Jill Scott Rihanna and actresses Jennifer Lawrence, Megan Good and Gabrielle Union are among the few women who’s privacy was invaded in the biggest celebrity hack in history dubbed “The Fappening.”
Lawyer Marty Singer who represents more than a dozen of the women affected, wrote a letter to Google founders Wednesday (Oct.1) accusing them of their gross mishandling of the crime and “blatantly unethical behavior.” Singer even goes as far as to compare Google’s idleness in the matter to that of the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice scandal.
“[Google failed] to act expeditiously, and responsibly to remove the images, but in knowingly accommodating, facilitating, and perpetuating the unlawful conduct. Google is making millions and profiting from the victimization of women.”
Singer continues by saying Google failed to completely remove the images, some of which were first leaked to the Internet four weeks ago, and alleges their inability to act is lining their pockets.
“Because the victims are celebrities with valuable publicity rights you do nothing — nothing but collect millions of dollars in advertising revenue … as you seek to capitalize on this scandal rather than quash it. Like the NFL, which turned a blind eye while its players assaulted and victimized women and children, Google has turned a blind eye while its sites repeatedly exploit and victimize these women.”
Hey, it’s not shade if its true.