Just hours after “Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones’ website was hacked, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that it is looking into the breach. “ICE Homeland Security Investigations in New York does currently have an open investigation,” a spokesperson said today (August 25), per Deadline Hollywood.
A month after Twitter users attacked the comedian with racist posts—and Milo Yiannopoulos, the man who prompted them to send the messages, was banned from Twitter—hackers illegally assessed her iCloud account. They posted images of her passport and drivers license, as well as nude photographs of the “Ghostbusters” actress and a tribute video to the gorilla Harambe, to her website, JustLeslie.com. The site was subsequently taken offline.
Jones has not publicly responded to the hack, but several celebs have:
these acts against leslie jones….are sickening. its racist & sexist. it’s disgusting. this is hate crimes. this aint “kids joshing round”
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) August 24, 2016
This @Lesdoggg attack is troubling. The rampant racism percolating in society right now is shameful and sad. She made a movie, that’s it!
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) August 24, 2016
Why the f*ck is @Lesdoggg targeted?hm, cuz she’s a woman? Cuz she’s black? A powerful black woman?yup.Keep her down.That’s Trump’s America
— Michaela Watkins (@michaelaWat) August 24, 2016
Do not give your eyeballs to this racist, hate-filled, misogynoir crime. I #StandWithLeslie
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) August 24, 2016