Gabrielle Union’s nude photos have been leaked after being stolen by hackers in appears to be the second phase of celebrity nude photo cyber crimes dubbed “the fappenings”.
On Saturday, September 20, 2014 naked images of the actress posing for selfies in a luxurious bathroom were posted on platforms including Twitter, Reddit and 4chan.
44-year-old Union has confirmed the photos are hers and is lashing out calling the hacking a “hate crime.”
The actress and her newlywed husband Dwyane Wade are speaking out.
In a statement, the couple says, “Our private moments, that were shared and deleted solely between my husband and myself, have been leaked by some vultures.
“I can’t help but to be reminded that since the dawn of time women and children, specifically women of color, have been victimized, and the power over their own bodies taken from them. These atrocities against women and children continue worldwide.
“For anyone out there also being affected by these and other hacking and hate crimes – we send our love, support and prayers. We have done nothing wrong.”
She has called in the FBI to investigate.
Other celebrities, including Jill Scott and Jennifer Lawrence, have been victims of hackers with their nude photos appearing online.