A group of celebrities whose nude photos were leaked, including Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian, are now threatening to go to court against Google, suing the company for $100 million.
Lawyers representing the women claim Google should have been able to remove the pictures from the internet, and in failing to do so “made millions from the victimization of women,” the New York Post’s Page Six reported.
The letter to the Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin seen by Page Six was penned by famous Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer, accusing Google of “blatantly unethical behavior.”
“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,”the letter allegedly stated.
The letter appeared after nude pictures of celebrities reportedly obtained from their iClouds were still available online.
Apple denied that the iCloud system was compromised by hackers, saying this was “a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions.”