BY RICHARD McGRATH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
TRENTON – In response to a recent hack of the Apple iCloud that leaked more than 500 explicit celebrity photos onto the Internet, Senator Richard J. Codey recently introduced legislation that would recognize the severity of these types of crimes, by increasing penalties for those who leak individual’s private photos and videos.
The incident, often referred to as “Celebgate,” occurred on August 31, 2014, where more than 100 individual celebrities’ photos including those of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kaley Couco and Kirsten Dunst were posted on the imageboards 4chan and Anon-IB and then reposted on sites throughout the Internet including Reddit and Tumblr. After the leak during a Vanity Fair interview, Jennifer Lawrence referred to the leak as a “sex crime” and a “sexual violation.”