Leslie Jones Website Goes Offline After Massive Hack, Personal Info Leaked
The website of Leslie Jones was hacked on Wednesday morning (Aug. 24) and private information, including her driver's license and passport, were posted. The personal site went offline after the hack.
Along with the information, private photos were also posted. Jones, who recently starred in the Ghostbusters reboot, has been the target of vile, racist pictures and remarks since the film opened in July.
The abuse became so frequent that Jones left social media for a while before talking to one of the founders of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, who suspended conservative activist Milo Yiannopoulos, whose followers sent hateful messages to the star.
In the hack of Jones' website, references were made to Yiannopoulos getting kicked off Twitter, spurring speculation that it was done by his followers.
In a statement to THR, Yiannopoulos responded: "I'm distressed to hear that Leslie Jones has been hacked and naked pictures of her have been posted online. I know we had our differences after my review of Ghostbusters but I wish her all the best at what must be a deeply upsetting time."
Multiple requests for comment from Jones rep were not immediately returned.
Ghostbusters director Paul Feig also weighed in:
What's happening to @Lesdoggg is an absolute outrage. Alt right, haters, trolls, "comedians," whoever the fuck you all are, you're just sad.— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) August 24, 2016
This article originally appeared in THR.com.