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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Google threatened with lawsuit over leaked celebrity photos -NY Post, (NASDAQ: GOOG)

A lawyer who represents about a dozen female celebrities whose private photos were posted online by hackers has threatened to sue Google Inc for failing to take the photos off its websites, according to the New York Post.Martin Singer, an entertainment industry lawyer, said in a letter on Wednesday that Google "is making millions and profiting from the victimization of women" and could be liable for over $100 million in damages, the New York Post reported on Wednesday. The letter did not say which celebrities Singer represents.Google "knows that 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 and basic human decency," Singer said, according to the Post.Singer could not be reached to confirm the letter.

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