Man gets 18 months in jail for leaking nude pictures of celebrities

Just this week, there have been lots of news scandals involving celebrities: Chidinma OKeke, Sam Callahan, and now Jennifer Lawrence, but instead her case is different.

Just this week, there have been lots of scandals involving celebrities, one of which involved a beauty pageant in Nigeria, Miss Anambra.

Miss Anambra, also known as Chidinma Okeke, sex video was leaked online making her lose her title. However, she is not the only victim of online hacking.

In 2014, a man from Pennsylvania hacked into accounts of famous Hollywood female celebrities, stealing their nudes and sharing it on public websites. The celebrities involved were Gabrielle Union, Jennifer Lawrence and many more.

A press release, Thursday, stated that the man identified as Ryan Collins, 36, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and has started serving his time. He was charged with felony violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Prosecutors didn’t state the victims names, but they stated that from November 2012 until September 2014, Collins partake in a “sophisticated phishing scheme” trying to get the usernames and passwords of the victims.

He sent emails to the victims making it look like it was from Apple or Google which obtained keys to their private accounts. It was after that, in September 2014, he began sharing private photos of Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Gabrielle Union and other A list celebrities.

According to the prosecutors, there was no solid evidence that states that Collins uploaded the pictures he got from these celebrities.

Jennifer Lawrence made an interview with Vanity fair in November 2014 to speak about the matter. She said “Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this,”

“It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world. ”

“It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime,” she continued “The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these Web sites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me. I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.”

The good news of it all is finally justice has been found for the victims involved.