SANTA MONICA, Calif.—SkweezMe.com has announced that it is offering a sizable cash reward for any information leading to the apprehension of the hacker who has taken responsibility for leaking unauthorized nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, McKayla Maroney, Krysten Ritter, and a number of other female celebrities.
"Although SkweezMe.com is a site that offers adult entertainment, we offer content that involves women that sign on to be seen naked by the world. Consent is the most important value of the adult business,” said SkweezMe.com co-founder Mike Kulich. “What was executed by this individual is not only illegal, but shameful and we want this person brought to justice. Everyone is entitled to their privacy. These celebrities already struggle living in the public eye and having every move they make followed, but for someone to actually hack into their personal information and leak private photos like those to the world is inexcusable."
According to the 4Chan user who has claimed responsibility for the hack, the photos were obtained without permission from the celebrities’ Apple iCloud accounts.
The hack is now being referred to as "Celebgate" and the anonymous 4Chan user has posted a list of additional celebrities he claims to have nude photos of. The full list includes other recognizable names, such as Hayden Panettiere, Hilary Duff, Joanna Krupa, Jenny Mccarthy, Kate Upton, MaryKate Olsen, Selena Gomez and a number of others. The full list the hacker claims to have can be seen here.
"We want this hacker brought to justice as much as the women who are the direct victims of this hack," added Kulich. "We are offering a very generous cash reward to anyone who can provide us with any information on the perpetrator. That information will then be passed on to law enforcement and we hope that this 4Chan user is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and all the pictures are erased and destroyed."
Anyone who may have any information can email SkweezMe.com through their contact page.