SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Adult online TV network SkweezMe.com has announced that it is offering a sizable cash reward for any information leading to the apprehension of the hacker responsible 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 Mike Kulich, SkweezMe.com co-founder. “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.”
According to the 4Chan user who claimed responsibility for the deed, the photos were obtained by hacking the celebrities' Apple iCloud accounts.
Now being referred to as "Celebgate," the anonymous 4Chan user has posted a list of additional celebrities he claims to have nude photos of. The full list can be seen here and includes recognizable names like Hayden Panettiere, Hilary Duff, Joanna Krupa, Jenny Mccarthy, Kate Upton, MaryKate Olsen, Selena Gomez and a number of others.
“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," Kulich said, adding that the company will pass on any credible information received to the proper authorities in hopes of prosecuting the perpetrator and removing the photos from the Internet.
"We want this hacker brought to justice as much as the women who are the direct victims of this hack," Kulich said.
Anyone who may have any information can email SkweezMe.com through its contact page.