*Gabrielle Union is using her words to fight back against the hackers who stole her nude photos.
In an essay for Cosmopolitan titled “My Nude Photos Were Stolen, and I’m Fighting Back,” Union explains she found out about the hack a day after her wedding to Dwyane Wade and that the images were released on her honeymoon.
“I called my reps and attorneys, pleading, ‘Get the photos taken down,’” she writes. “They said it takes time — the shots were spreading fast, to some 50 sites within the first few hours … I thought, this is a targeted attack, a hate crime against women.”
Union, who prosecuted her rapist in college, drafted a statement and continues to fight back.
“Apple has said the celebrity accounts were compromised by a targeted attack … that iCloud was not to blame. I’m not so sure … I also want to know: Where are all the women’s groups, the feminists, demanding justice in this case? The silence is deafening. Any time you lose control over your body, it’s a violation and a crime … [S]ome of the stolen photos reportedly depict women when they were underage — that’s child pornography. I hope people think about all these things when they consider clicking on these private images.”