Published Aug 24, 2016Whether or not you were a fan of the Ghostbusters reboot, there's no denying that the film's stars have faced vile and bigoted reactions from the web. Star Leslie Jones has had it particularly rough, and it keeps getting worse. After racist attacks from Twitter trolls, she's now had personal data leaked online.
Earlier today (August 24), hackers broke into Leslie Jones' personal website, where they posted personal information including her passport and driver's license. They also posted nude photos of the actress.
Making things even worse, the hackers included racist memes on her homepage as well as references to conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulos, who had previously made hateful remarks about Jones on Twitter. The site has since been taken down.
Following the previous Twitter shitstorm that was at least partially started by Yiannopoulos, he was banned from the site. Still, in a statement made to The Hollywood Reporter, Yiannopoulos distanced himself from the hacks.
"I'm distressed to hear that Leslie Jones has been hacked and naked pictures of her have been posted online," he said. "I know we had our differences after my review of Ghostbusters but I wish her all the best at what must be a deeply upsetting time."
While Leslie Jones and her reps have yet to speak on the matter, Ghostbusters director Paul Feig released a statement about the hack on Twitter.
What's happening to @Lesdoggg is an absolute outrage. Alt right, haters, trolls, "comedians," whoever the fuck you all are, you're just sad.— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) August 24, 2016
In a recent interview with Exclaim! TV's Aggressive Tendencies, Slipknot's Corey Taylor spoke out against the cyberbullying of Leslie Jones. Watch the clip below.