Alleged nude photos of McKayla Maroney were leaked during the Aug. 31 hacking scandal — and a report claims the gymnast is underage in the pics. McKayla’s lawyers have demanded that the photos be removed from websites, according to a report.
McKayla Maroney, 18, is one of more than 100 celeb victims of a massive nude photo leak last weekend. After alleged nude photos of the young Olympic gold medalist were published online, McKayla is reportedly taking legal action.
Mckayla Maroney: Underage In Nude Photos — Athlete Admits She Was Under 18
McKayla tweeted on Sept. 1 that the nude images released of her are fake, but her lawyers have sent letters to websites to demand that the alleged nude photos be removed.
One of McKayla’s lawyers sent a letter to website Porn.com to tell the site “McKayla was underage in several of the photos,” according to TMZ. TMZ also claims that another of attorney of McKayla’s sent letters to numerous websites to explain that McKayla owns the photos that were hacked.
It’s important to note that McKayla has NOT confirmed that the leaked photos are of her. In fact, she tweeted this on Sept. 1:
the fake photos of me are crazy!! was trying to rise above it all, and not give “the creator” the time of day.. BUT.. pic.twitter.com/hceQcOxYkJ
— McKayla Maroney (@McKaylaMaroney) September 1, 2014
The TMZ report goes on to say that the lawyer’s actions “are a strong indication” that the photos could be of McKayla, but then again it’s possible that only pieces of the leaked images could really be of her — or none at all. It’s already been confirmed that some of the hacker’s leaked images are real, while others are fake.
The report also states that the lawyer’s letters are not specific. The website Porn.com confirmed to TMZ that they removed the photos from their site after McKayla’s lawyer informed them she was under 18 when the alleged photos were snapped.
Reddit has also published a warning to their readers about McKayla’s age when the alleged photos were snapped. Reddit posted this warning on Sept. 2, according to Business Insider:
“Thesite admins have let us know that McKayla Maroney was underage in the photos as well and that we need to remove them. If we don’t remove them, then this subreddit will most likely be banned (very quickly).”
Fans Diss McKayla Maroney After Nude Photo Leak
Whether or not the photos are real, it’s clear that poor McKayla is just not having a good few days. After the massive hack that leaked both real and fake photos, fans actually dissed McKayla for denying the images were of her!
Totally not nice. Whether or not the photos are real, this is a super tough time for McKayla as she deals with all of this. See the fan disses to McKayla after the scandal here.
We are so ready for this 4chan hacker to be brought to justice for their gross actions in leaking stolen images of more than 100 celebs. We feel SO bad for all of the celebs who were involved in this massive hack.
Are YOU surprised by all of this, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
— Megan Ross