Marty Singer of L.A.-based law firm Lively & Singer is threatening Google with a $100 million dollar lawsuit over the celebrity nude photo leaks that were recently in the news. The Toronto Sun reports that Singer is representing several women (no names were disclosed) whose nude photos were leaked online due to their Apple accounts being brute forced attacked.
“Google is making millions and profiting from the victimization of women,” Singer wrote in the Oct. 1 letter, sent to top Google execs including CEO Larry Page and executive chairman Eric Schmidt. “As a result of your blatantly unethical behavior, Google is exposed to significant liability and both compensatory and punitive damages that could well exceed One Hundred Million Dollars ($100,000,000).”
According to Singer, his firm has sent more than a dozen takedown requests to Google to remove the images of its clients under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. But “while responsible providers like Twitter are immediately removing the images and suspending the offending user accounts, Google is perpetuating the despicable conduct of these habitual pervert predators,” Singer wrote, including Blogspot accounts that have acted as some of the main sources for the stolen photos.
Apple maintains that the accounts that were hacked was not due to any security flaw in its iCloud services or servers. Apple says the hackers used a program to guess user names and passwords to gain access to the photos and much more. Google has not responded to this lawsuit but we will keep you posted if they do. What do you think of the lawsuit? Let us know in the comments below or on social media.
Source: Toronto Sun