Hot on the heels of Melina and Emma Slater’s nude leak, Aussie actress Samara Weaving finds herself the latest victim of the 2017 celebrity hacking dubbed the Fappening 2.0. Alleged photos of the former Home and Away star have been posted on the notorious website Celeb Jihad. The leaked images shows her both partially and completely naked.
The site uploaded more than a dozen photos of a woman resembling Samara Weaving. In the racy series, the alleged 25-year-old is seen exposing her breasts and vagina as she takes selfies in a mirror. Hugo Weaving’s niece is also said to be photographed lying naked in bed. It is unclear whether the photos are legit or edited. It is worth noting, though, that the site publishes photoshopped “nudes” of A-list celebrities.
On Sunday, Samara’s father, Simon Weaving, confirmed the actress’ Facebook account had been hacked. However, he did not address the nude leak allegations.
“We have dealt with things like this in the past … her Facebook was hacked, but I am not sure if that has anything to do with this,” he said, according to The Daily Mail. “We are used to her being in the spotlight and what that involves. She is a strong girl and she is resilient.”
The blonde beauty is said to be making her way to Melbourne from the US, following her uncle Hugo’s footsteps. For those who do not know, Samara started acting at a young age. Her career kicked off with a role on the Australian show Out of the Blue. After which she scored her long-running gig as Indi Walker on Home and Away.
Following her departure from the soap, the actress will work alongside Hunger Games star Natalie Dormer in the remake of Picnic at Hanging Rock. Production will commence in Australia this week.
Fappening 2.0 Latest Victims
Samara Weaving’s nude hack comes a week after Dancing With The Star Pro Emma Slater‘s. It is also on the same day WWE diva Melina‘s explicit photos were leaked. Slater appeared topless in several of the snapshots, which she apparently took as selfies with her phone. Melina, on the other hand, had more of her nudes leaked online recently.
The illegally-obtained pictures were posted on the same website that posted leaked photos and videos of a number of others stars last month and, especially, this week. Prior to the trio, nude photos of Dianna Agron and Audrina Patridge circulated online in recent days, along with naked pictures of Miley Cyrus and nude photos of Kate Hudson, Rosario Dawson, and Suki Waterhouse. WWE superstar Paige, and ex-wrestlers Maria, Kaitlyn and Victoria fell victim to the so-called Fappening 2.0 as well. Additional victims include Emma Watson, Lily Rabe, Amanda Seyfried, Dylan Penn, Katie Cassidy, Rose McGowan, Demi Lovato, and Analeigh Tipton.
It remains to be seen if the latest victims will launch legal actions against the website which was nearly sued by some of the victims before. We can recall Watson and Seyfried demanded Celeb Jihad taking down their stolen photos, with the latter threatening it with a lawsuit. Seyfried’s counsel noted that the act of publishing the photos was at the very least a copyright infringement and at worst, a violation of her privacy.
This year’s photo hack is nearly the same caliber as the original Fappening. The first one saw hundreds of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, and Kim Kardashian, among others hacked in 2014. It has not been confirmed yet if the two events are related. However, this year’s version is believed to have stemmed from the same phishing scam used in the original photo scandal.