The X-factor judge may be the latest celebrity whose naked pictures leaked online, after gossip site RadarOnline.com reported it had been offered apparent self-taken photos of Demi Lovato.
“More than 20 purported images of the 20-year-old Firestarter singer were emailed to this website last week,” the tabloid writes.
“They show a dark-haired woman who looks identical to Lovato in a raft of compromising positions, including nude in a bath tub and lying topless in bed, among other poses.”
Which is more, the woman who is featured on the leaked pictures has the same tattoos as the singer which can be spotted in the leaked series of photos — including the 12 blackbirds the former Disney darling has tattooed on her arm.
It’s still not known how the pictures have been taken, but the 20-year-old got her forearm tattoo done by celeb ink artist Kat Von D in November of 2012, so they could be recent.
“These are Demi,” an anonymous supplier of the photos assured Radar Online.
“The collection I have show some nude, including face, some including parts of the body Demi is known for — tattoos, butt, chin. Then, I have pictures of her getting rowdy… I can guarantee you these photos are legitimately of Demi.”
To get the nude pictures of the celebrity hackers may have had her phone or email hacked, much like fellow stars Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and Christina Aguilera did in 2010 and 2011.
If pictures of a naked Demi were hacked and do leak, it’s ironic that it was just last year that Lovato actually faked having her Twitter account hacked, when she wrote: “Demi’s twitter is hacked. Want to see Demi naked? Here it is..,” before posting a photo of a naked Barbie doll with her head poorly Photoshopped on top.
Last year a hacked who had previously stolen Scarlett Johansson’s data from her email was sentenced to 71 month in prisonand an additional $150,000 in compensations to others.
Christopher Chaney, 35, made headlines in 2012 after he hit the email accounts of more than 50 celebrities, including Christina Aguilera and Mila Kunis, between November 2010 and October 2011.
In an interview with a Florida news show, the hacker confessed to a host that the hacking “started as curiosity” and “turned to just being addictive.”
He went on, adding: “I deeply apologize. I know what I did was probably the worst invasion of privacy someone could experience. I’m not trying to escape what I did. It was wrong. And I have to just face that and go forward.”
Johanssonm in her turn, spoke of having her nude self-portraits leaked to the web: “Just because you’re in the spotlight or just because you’re an actor or making films or whatever doesn’t mean that you’re not entitled to your own personal privacy.”
She went on, adding: “I think no matter what the context, if that is besieged in some way, it feels unjust. It feels wrong.”