A law firm representing a dozen actresses and models whose nude photos were hacked is threatening Google with a $100 million lawsuit.
In the leaked document, the Californian firm alleges Google acted ‘unethically’ by failing to remove the leaked nude photos, despite being asked several times to do so.
“Google is making millions and profiting from the victimization of women,” the document, addressed to Google’s CEO and co-founders, said.
“As a result of your blatantly unethical behaviour, Google is exposed to significant liability and punitive damages that could well exceed one hundred million dollars.”
The document demands Google shut down any sites which display the images, accusing the company of “turning a blind eye” to what the law firm says is a breach of human rights.
Actresses and models like Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst and Kate Upton fell victim after their personal iCloud accounts, containing nude photos, were accessed by hackers.