Hollywood actresses Hayden Panettiere (Nashville), Lake Bell (Boston Legal) and Leelee Sobieski (Eyes Wide Shut) have a lot in common. Besides sharing the same profession, all three are pregnant and all three are victims of the second round of The Fappening–that is, nude photos of them have been leaked and posted online. Pregnancy just makes the whole thing worse. Imagine getting the news of that invasion of privacy while you’re doing one of the most important, private things you’ll do in your life. That’s the position these pregnant actresses find themselves in.
Perhaps these moms-to-be can find some solace in the past. In 2011, a 36-year-old Florida man named Christopher Chaney hacked into the personal email accounts of celebrities Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and Christina Aguilera, among others, and made private nude photos available online. Chaney was caught and sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. A verdict like that won’t erase the photos, but it’ll help establish how wrong their release was. Strangely, Chaney apologized. “What I’m most sorry about is that I had to drag my mom into all of this.”