Celebs threaten to take legal action against Google for nekkid snaps
The female celebrities who have had their nudies leaked online, including local lass Candice Swanepoel, have threatened legal action against Google for "making millions from the victimisation of women."
The allegations come from lawyers representing the stars who say that Google should have removed the images from their products (including Youtube and Blogspot) and in not doing so "is making millions and profiting from the victimisation of women".
Apparently the lawyers sent several notice asking for the pictures to be removed as far back as four weeks ago, but believe Google ignored the request.
Lawyer Marty Singer said "Google knows the images are hacked stolen property, private and confidential photos and videos unlawfully obtained and posted by pervert predators who are violating the victims' privacy rights ... Yet Google has taken little or no action to stop these outrageous violations. Because the victims are celebrities with valuable publicity rights you do nothing - nothing but collect millions of dollars in advertising revenue ... as you seek to capitalise on this scandal rather than quash it."
The backlash hasn't bothered Candice in anyway, she's spent the last couple of days showing the rest of the world (who haven't seen the leaks) what they're missing, posting pics of her in just her underwear on Instagram and even doing a topless shoot in Hawaii on Thursday.