Three years after she fell victim to the first massive photo hack, a new set of Demi Lovato nudes has allegedly made it online again. Several reports claim that explicit images of the Disney starlet have been circulating around porn sites in the last couple of days, including one which shows her smiling at the camera as she lies in bed sporting an unzipped top.
Some of the leaked nudes reportedly show Lovato in bed with Wilmer Valderrama, whom she dated from 2010 to 2016, while there were some that feature her naked, but without showing her face. It’s unclear when the photos were taken, or if more will be released over the coming days or weeks. However, the person apparently behind the leak is positive that the woman in the pictures really is Lovato.
Speaking to Radar Online (via The Sun), the cybercriminal said: “These are Demi. The collection I have shows some nude, including face, some including parts of the body Demi is known for — tattoos, butt, chin.” The source adds he/she also has pictures of the Made In The USA hitmaker “getting rowdy. I can guarantee you these photos are legitimately of Demi.”
Lovato has yet to comment on the issue.
The Fappening 2o14
Metro notes that the latest nude leak marks the second time hackers were able to steal Lovato’s private files online. Back in 2014, the 24-year-old singer was one of the dozens of celebrities who fell victim to a massive photo hack called “The Fappening.”
As previously reported, most of the stolen documents came from the victims’ iCloud and Gmail accounts through a phishing scam. The method in question sends a fake email from a trusted contact and tricks targets to give their login credentials. In the 2014 case, the emails came as a notification from Google or Apple.
The 2014 Fappening victimized over a hundred celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Vanessa Hudgens, and Kim Kardashian, among others.
The Fappening 2.0 – Who Are The Victims So Far?
Just like the first nude scandal, this year’s version which many call the Fappening 2.0 or Fappening 2017 is also believed to have stemmed from such phishing scam. The stolen images were first uploaded on aggregation sites like 4chan and Reddit, where they could be notoriously difficult to take down.
Amanda Seyfried and Emma Watson were the first ones to be victimized in this year’s hacking. The stolen photos include a naked woman, believed to be Watson, in a bathtub; and Seyfried performing intimate acts with then-boyfriend Justin Long. Nudes of Dylan Penn, Katie Cassidy, Rose McGowan, and Analeigh Tipton were leaked shortly after.
Whether or not this year’s nude leak is related to the first hack remains to be determined. However, it’s important to note that the Fappening 2.0 is nearly the same caliber as the 2014 incident. Although the perpetrators behind the original one were already arrested and sentenced to prison.