Google Faces $100 Million Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photo Leak

Google Faces $100 Million Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photo Leak(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Google is being threatened with a $100 million lawsuit from a celebrity attorney representing more than a dozen women whose nude photos were leaked in August.

According to the CNN, attorney Martin Singer issues a letter to the tech giant on Wednesday, accusing the company of not removing the images quick enough.

Singer wrote that Google’s “despicable, reprehensible conduct in not only failing to act expeditiously and responsible to remove the images, but in knowingly accommodating, facilitating and perpetuating the unlawful conduct.”

He adds that Google reportedly made “millions of dollars in advertising revenue” from the scandal, which is why the company failed to remove the images in a timely manner.

“Because the victims are celebrities with valuable publicity rights, you do nothing—nothing but collect millions of dollars in advertising revenue form your co-conspirator advertising partners as you seek to capitalize on this scandal rather than squash it. Like the NFL, which turned a blind eye while its players assaulted and victimized women and children, Google has turned a blind eye while its sites repeatedly exploit and victimize these women,” adds Singer.

A Google spokesperson told CNN that they removed thousands of pictures within hours of requests, as well as closing hundreds of accounts that posted the images.

Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Rihana, Lea Michele, and Kirsten Dunst were among the many celebrities whose nude photos were posted on Reddit and message board 4chan.