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Katharine McPhee Responds to Intimate Photo Hack, Says 'Laws Need to Be Changed'

Katharine McPhee Responds to Intimate Photo Hack, Says 'Laws Need to Be Changed'

Katharine McPhee is fighting back against the websites that published intimate and private photos of her after her phone was hacked.

“I was hacked sometime in the last few years, and along with other celebrities a few days ago, my private photos were blasted all over some sick and despicable websites,” the 33-year-old American Idol alum told People. “The photos that are mine I am not ashamed of. I love my body and they were taken for a man I was deeply in love with, or for no one but myself. But what is also truly disgusting is that these sites include photos that do not belong to me, and are not of my body, and I’ve learned this happens continually.”

Katharine filed a suit in Los Angeles Country for unspecified damages in the privacy hack.

“The constant exploitation of women with no recourse for these websites is absolutely abhorrent,” Katharine continues. “These sites, which TMZ (thank you so much) brings more light and attention to by calling them out by name (shame on you), should be shut down. Period. The end. Even if you aren’t the one hacking, if you have taken stolen photos and put them on your site, you are an accessory and should be shut down. Laws need to be changed.”

“I am not perfect,” Katharine concluded. “I never have been and never will be. I try every day to learn to be better and to always live and lead with kindness and love. But no one deserves this kind of intrusion. I have other friends on these sites, images and videos that were stolen and they cannot get taken down. This is not just a celebrity issue. This is a privacy and sex crime issue that affects private citizens as well. I hope other female victims and men for that matter, will help and join me in ending this absurdity. Game on.”

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  • cutitout

    Anyone in the entertainment business STILL taking nekkid pictures of themselves after the last 10 hackings is an idiot. Tell the man you love to go to google if he needs to see a naked woman or just come over.

  • Shell

    Exactly. This will be the third go round of this happening so it’s not like it’s a surprise. Sure, in an ideal world, they should stay private but that’s not gonna happen so use sense and make sure they are protected .

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  • Hypnotist

    The hackers never have been and never will be perfect either, and they like to see celeb tits. Get over it.

  • NerdyBirdy

    well delete off your phone/cloud/etc or don’t take pics at all you dumb bitch. i feel NO SYMPATHY for these morons

  • Jezza

    I’ll never understand how people take naked pictures of themselves and they are all shocked and upset when they get out. Don’t take naked pictures of yourself. How naive are you to think that we live in a world where hackers and revenge porn doesn’t exist?!??

  • Piper

    I saw the photos and some of the pics show stitches in Katharine McPhee’s vagina, she obviously had vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Why on earth would she take a pic of her effen vagina knowing there’s a risk of being hacked. Now the whole world knows she’s had surgery on her hoo-haw. They were disgusting pics!!