The fourth wave of celebrity nude images leak known as ‘The Fappening’ comes with a twist, as it claims its first male victim: Nick Hogan, Reality TV star and son of the US professional wrestler Hulk Hogan.
According to reports by TMZ, the photos depict the 24 year old in his high school days, with several young women all in different layers of undress, and Mr Hogan himself showing his penis.
He has claimed that the nude photos of himself are fake, however his publicist has not responded to a request for comment yet. There are unconfirmed reports that some of the photos include Nick Hogan’s mother Linda, clad in nothing but a thong.
This has been the fourth wave of nude celebrity photos being leaked to the internet through 4chan by hackers, now including actress Winona Ryder, Victoria’s Secret model Erin Heatherton and singer Ingrid Michaelson.
Already since the start of September, thousands of images hacked from various iCloud accounts have been exposed, the major victims of the leak including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Rihanna and Hope Solo.
Recently an entertainment lawyer Marty Singer has threatened to sue Google for $100million for not deleting the nude photos and has demanded that they pay the damages for “knowingly accommodating, facilitating and perpetuating the unlawful conduct” of the hackers.
Google responded: “We’ve removed tens of thousands of pictures within hours of the requests being made and we have closed hundreds of accounts. The internet is used for many good things. Stealing people’s private photos is not one of them.”