Days after she ended her coverage of the Olympic Games, Leslie Jones faced another hurdle. The comedian’s official website and iCloud were reportedly hacked exposing personal photos and documents.
TMZ reported hackers seemed to share all of the Ghostbusters star’s identification; they posted her passport and driver’s license online. Hackers also reportedly shared intimate photos on justleslie.com. They posted selfies with celebrities like Rihanna and nude pictures of the actress.
Similarly to the racist barrage of tweets sent to Jones last month, hackers allegedly posted videos of Harambe the gorilla on the site. Trolls previously compared the NBC Olympics correspondent to the ape, which keepers shot and killed after a young boy fell in his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo.
The July incident caused the comedian to quit the social media site. She expressed her sadness about leaving July 19.
I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart.All this cause I did a movie.You can hate the movie but the shit I got today…wrong
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016
Two days later, she returned to tweet about HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
In response to the attack, Twitter initially released a statement saying they “don’t comment on individual accounts.”
Then, the company shut down conservative reporter Milo Yiannopoulos’ account for leading the cyberbullying, according to Atlanta Black Star.
Jones has not commented publicly on the most recent issue. Her website is currently inaccessible as the owners took it offline this morning. A link previously on Jones’ Twitter page was removed too.
In light of the hack, users shared their support for the comic on Twitter. They also exposed the issues Black women face online.
@chasemylovex shared Jones simply wanted to be a role model for young Black girls.
all Leslie Jones wanted to do was be a ghostbuster and be a role model for young girls, especially black ones, who have no representation.
— skittles. (@chasemylovex) August 24, 2016
Michael Smith shared a photo of Jones from her Ghostbusters movie premiere writing, “Love Leslie Jones. Hate hackers.”
Love Leslie Jones. Hate hackers. pic.twitter.com/nhB0D5Cu5s
— Michael Smith (@michaelsmith) August 24, 2016
Torraine Walker waited to see if feminist groups will rally to support the 48-year-old in the same way they surround harassed white women.
I'm waiting (& watching) to see if prominent feminist groups who show up when white women are harassed come to the defense of Leslie Jones.
— Torraine Walker (@TorraineWalker) August 24, 2016
Musician Questlove called the hacking and racist troll attack “sickening” and “disgusting.”
these acts against leslie jones….are sickening. its racist & sexist. it's disgusting. this is hate crimes. this aint "kids joshing round"
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) August 24, 2016
D said Jones’ situation is proof of Black women’s lack of protection from online abuse.
The attacks on Leslie Jones are more proof that Black Women have almost no protection when it comes to hatred & abuse, especially online.
— D (@Delo_Taylor) August 24, 2016