Scarlett Johansson threatens legal action over stolen photos

Scarlett is taking action

Scarlett Johansson was the victim of a hacking scheme where assailants lifted a few racy photos of the actress and then posted them all over the internet.

At first they were thought to be fakes, like Zac Efron’s photos were last month, but it looks like they are the real deal and Scarlett wants them back.

Johansson’s lawyer, Marty Singer has been contacting any and all websites that have the stolen pictures posted and is asking them to be taken down or Scarlett will be taking legal action against the sites since she is the copyright owner of the photos.

Singer has sent letters to various websites saying that the photos are “stolen copyright protected private photographs” and says “The highly personal and private photographs at issue capture our client self-posing in her own home in a state of undress.”  He ends the letter by saying; “If you fail to comply, you will be acting at your own peril. Please govern yourselves accordingly.”

Scarlett has also contacted the FBI to try to find out how the hackers got her photographs in the first place.

Photo: John Harrison

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