Stars rally behind Leslie Jones after website hack
After Leslie Jones’ website was apparently hacked to show explicit photos and personal information, her colleagues and fellow celebrities took to Twitter to send her messages of love and support.
On Wednesday, hackers posted explicit pictures that appeared to be of Jones to her personal site, JustLeslie.com, as well as photos of her passport and driver’s license. Jones’ site has since been deactivated. Sadly, this isn’t the first time the Ghostbusters and Saturday Night Live star has been targeted by online trolls, and earlier this summer, she endured a flood of hateful tweets that sparked criticism of Twitter’s abuse monitoring system.
Jones has been an outspoken critic of online harrassment in the past. Her reps have not responded to EW’s request for comment.
Since the hack, stars and fans alike have tweeted their messages of support for Jones, including Ghostbusters director Paul Feig. Previously, he led the Twitter campaign #LoveforLeslieJ to help drown out the abusive tweets she was receiving.