Katharine McPhee is going after the site that published stolen images from her phone, claiming she suffered “horror,” “grief” and “shame.”
The Blast obtained court documents — filed under Jane Doe — where McPhee’s attorneys explain she had an expectation of privacy with regards to the photos on her phone and iCloud. They claim the site that posted the images (which The Blast is choosing not to name) used her stolen material to market and profit as pornographic material on their website.
The docs say the leak caused McPhee to suffer “harm, anguish, fright, horror, nervousness, grief, anxiety, worry, shock, humiliation, embarrassment, shame, mortification, hurt feelings, disappointment, depression, and feelings of powerlessness.”
In a statement to PEOPLE, McPhee said, “The constant exploitation of women with no recourse for these websites is absolutely abhorrent …Even if you aren’t the one hacking, if you have taken stolen photos and put them on your site, you are an accessory and should be shut down. Laws need to be changed.”
The “Over It” singer wants the court to block the site from distributing or using her photos. She is also requesting an audit of all the money they made from her pics. Oh yeah, and she is seeking damages.