Fox Sports host Charissa Thompson is a victim of having photos and videos of a sexual nature hacked off her iCloud and posted online, and now the Los Angeles County District Attorney is leading the charge on a criminal probe into the person responsible for the hacking.
Sources close to the case tell The Blast a representative for Thompson contacted the D.A. after a website posted the private material. We’re told the photos and videos were not on Thompson’s phone at the time it was posted online, so investigators believe it might have been hacked from her iCloud.
Thompson enlisted attorney Andrew Brettler of powerhouse law firm Lavely & Singer to send a very stern letter to the website. The letter stated that Thompson alone holds the copyright to the images and videos, and the site was now the “subject of a law enforcement investigation.
“Photos have been published without our client’s authorization, permission, or consent, and in blatant violation of her privacy rights as well as U.S. copyright laws.”
We’re told after the threat was sent, Thompson’s images were scrubbed from the website. But that won’t stop officials from tracking whoever was responsible for the leak in the first place.
The District Attorney has their own Cyber Crime Division, which is handling the case, but they can also involve the FBI if they determine the hack into Thompson’s sensitive material took place across state lines.
Our sources say that investigators don’t currently have any suspects identified.