An unidentified hacker or hackers posted what are purported to be nude photos of Leslie Jones on the "Saturday Night Live" star's own website on Aug. 24.
According to The New York Daily News, the 48-year-old comedienne's driver’s license and passport bearing her personal information was also posted on her site, along with a video of a gorilla (Harambe) killed at the Cincinnati Zoo earlier this year.
The African-American actress was compared to a gorilla over the summer by racists on Twitter who mocked her for starring in an all-female reboot of "Ghostbusters."
That incident led to the banning of Milo Yiannopoulos, an alt-right activist and journalist who was accused of leading the Twitter attack against Jones, an accusation he denied.
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Yiannopoulos did gloat over the hacking of Jones' personal pictures and information from his account on Snapchat, notes The Wrap:
"S--- just heard about Leslie Jones. Had no idea!!! Ignore that karma thing lol.
"People keep sending pics of this black dude they found online but I’m like gahhh."
Raw Story notes that several racists taunted Jones on Twitter:
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She deserves it...[Leslie Jones] got Milo kicked off Twitter. I hope she gets hacked once a week for the rest of her life.
Pics are about as bad as you can imagine (included gorilla picture with tweet).
Here's one of the nude pictures (with same gorilla picture).
Karma is a bitch when Hollywood decides to back a terrorist movement black lies matter justice.
Who the f--- wants to see pictures of [Leslie Jones] nude?? other than #harambe but he's dead.
Payback for Milo was bound to happen eventually.
According to Raw Story, there are reports that suggest the purported nude pictures of Jones may have been hacked from her iPhone or iCloud, which can store contents from Apple devices; if so, that would be a serious crime.
Jones' website has been taken down, and a source with the FBI said the federal law enforcement agency was "assessing the situation," reports The New York Daily News.