Gabrielle Union relives nude photo scandal, while everyone else has moved on

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While mainstream media may have moved on to the next big scandal, actress Gabrielle Union, who had her privacy breached just weeks ago, when hackers leaked her nude images online, has not been able to put the grievance behind her. Per Cosmopolitan, the “Being Mary Jane” star has now issued an open essay detailing her feelings following the nude photo scandal.

She writes in part:


“A day after I got married this past August, rumors spread on the Internet that my name was on a list of more than 100 women whose private photos had been stolen off Apple’s iCloud. I had been so happy that week, thinking about my wedding and honeymoon with my new husband, Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade. But suddenly, I felt paralyzed.

Nude photos of dozens of stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were flying around the Internet. The shots had appeared on a website called 4Chan, where people can post anonymous comments and pictures. The site said more photos were to come, including mine. And so it began. It felt like The Hunger Games: You’re waiting to be attacked. Friends are assuring you that this will pass and people will move on to the next thing. …


I called my reps and attorneys, pleading, “Get the photos taken down.” They said it takes time — the shots were spreading fast, to some 50 sites within the first few hours. Nude pictures of other celebrities were appearing in this second wave too, including Rihanna and a new round of Jennifer Lawrence shots. I thought, this is a targeted attack, a hate crime against women. Photos of my friend Meagan Good showed up as well, and that really hurt — she’s like my little sister. We had become close while filming Deliver Us From Eva. She’s married to a pastor. I wanted to protect her from the inevitable character assassination. She was the target of a crime and did not deserve to be attacked.”

As you may recall, Union contacted the FBI following the incident but with little success. Union is clearly still very mad and rightly so. But by penning this open letter, has she set her self up to relive the drama?

What do you think about Union’s response to her invasion of privacy? – Ruu Hawkins/@ruubabie

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