Racist hackers target Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones

Hackers appear to have targeted comedian and Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones after it was reported that explicit photos of the actress were posted online.

Her website JustLeslie.com was taken offline following the apparent cyber-attack, which reportedly saw copies of her passport and driving licence published on the site.

An image of the dead gorilla Harambe also appeared in an apparent racist insult, along with personal photos of Jones, 48, posing with stars including Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and Rihanna, according to reports.

Several celebrities have voiced their support for the Saturday Night Live star, who briefly quit Twitter last month after she was subjected to a barrage of racist abuse. In response, Twitter suspended several accounts.

Ghostbusters director Paul Feig branded the incident “an absolute outrage”, while Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette warned those who shared explicit photos of Jones that they were “participating in a sex crime”.

Pop star Katy Perry tweeted: “Do not give your eyeballs to this racist, hate-filled, misogynoir crime. I #StandWithLeslie.”

Girls star Lena Dunham tweeted: “Let’s turn our anger at trolls into love for Leslie Jones and into strategies to protect all the heroines who don’t deserve this bullshit.”


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