“Ghostbusters” reboot star Leslie Jones had been the target of some nasty cyber bullying even before that film came out, and it all seemed to reach its worst a few weeks ago when her Twitter account was hacked.
The bullying got so bad, Jones left social media for a while until Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey personally stepped in and banned the accused ringleader of the trolls – British journalist and Breitbart News tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos.
Things turned incredibly nasty yesterday though when Jones’ official website was hacked on Wednesday and personal information including driver’s license and passport scans, nude photos and a racist video were also posted to the site.
The site has since been deactivated and now an FBI spokeswoman tells THR that the FBI is not involved in the investigation, instead the look into the hack is being handled by Homeland Security Investigations.
The trade suggests the hack reportedly appears to be a retaliation by supporters of Yiannopoulos. In a statement to the trade, he responded: “I’m distressed to hear that Leslie Jones has been hacked and naked pictures of her have been posted online. I know we had our differences after my review of Ghostbusters but I wish her all the best at what must be a deeply upsetting time.”
However The Wrap reports Yiannopoulos, who moved to Snapchat after his Twitter ejection, wrote: “S–t just heard about Leslie Jones. Had no idea!!! Ignore that karma thing lol.”
Jones has not made a comment since the hack. Numerous celebrities have since come out in support of Jones.