Leslie Jones photos leaked after hack
Leslie Jones’ website was apparently hacked on Wednesday in massive violation of the actress’ privacy.
The site, JustLeslie.com, has since been deactivated, but hackers posted explicit photos that appeared to be of Jones, as well as pictures of the comedian’s passport and driver’s license. The site also displayed a video of the gorilla Harambe, who was killed at the Cincinnati Zoo earlier this year.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Jones has been the target of hateful and racist online attacks. After the release of Ghostbusters in July, trolls sent her a barrage of vicious and obscene tweets, and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos was banned from Twitter after initiating much of Jones’ abuse. Thousands of stars and fans rallied behind her, and Jones eventually returned to Twitter (where she’s spent the past few weeks live-tweeting the Olympics, both from home and on the ground in Rio).
In July, the Saturday Night Live star stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers, where she explained why she chose to speak out about her harassment.
“Freedom of speech, a lot of people came at me with that,” Jones told Meyers. “You know, ‘Hey, you messed with freedom of speech.’ Hate speech and freedom of speech [are] two different things.”
Reps for Jones and SNL did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Sony, the studio that distributed Ghostbusters, declined to comment.