Les­lie Jones’s Per­sonal Web site Hacked Fol­low­ing a Sum­mer of On­line Harass­ment

The Star (St. Lucia) - - COMMENT -

Les­lie Jones’s sum­mer has proven to be an ev­erevent­ful one. The ac­tress and of­fi­cial Rio Olympics com­men­ta­tor pre­vi­ously called out her Twit­ter ha­rassers— who were bandy­ing about ev­ery­thing from racial slurs and GIFs to sex­ist and other hurt­ful com­ments. She took a two­day hia­tus from Twit­ter be­fore re­turn­ing (nat­u­rally, so she could live-tweet Game of Thrones). Now, as if she hasn’t had enough to put up with in the treach­er­ous on­line sphere, her Tum­blr has been van­dal­ized by a hacker, re­ports The Wrap.

The hacker—or pos­si­bly hack­ers—posted pho­tos from Jones’s iCloud ac­count, in­clud­ing nude pic­tures, as well as her per­sonal in­for­ma­tion: her pass­port, driver’s li­cense, and phone num­ber were all re­leased. The hacker went on to post a video of Harambe, the de­ceased go­rilla that trolls used to taunt Jones on her Twit­ter ac­count this July.

Al­though she has yet to com­ment on this par­tic­u­lar in­stance, Jones has been out­spo­ken against on­line harass­ment since the in­ci­dent on Twit­ter in July. “I feel like I’m in per­sonal hell. I didn’t do any­thing to de­serve this,” she said then.

Jones, who just re­turned from Rio af­ter be­friend­ing the en­tire Olympic team and su­per­fan­ning all over Brazil, has re­tained a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude across her on­line pres­ence— she may even have ex­ceeded the selfie and FaceTime quota in Olympic Vil­lage. But this lat­est hack­ing news is hardly some­thing to laugh off.

The ac­tress’s Web site was flooded with nude pho­tos and Jones’s per­sonal in­for­ma­tion.

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