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Guy Who Committed Sex Crime Against Jen Lawrence is Barely Getting Jail Time

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How is this justice??

Nearly two years after the infamous celebrity nude photo scandal — the one in which private snapshots of Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Kate Upton, Becca Tobin and more leaked onto the Internet — the hacker is finally coming clean… but not for the entire transgression.

According to Deadline, a man named Ryan Collins confessed to one count in the big case. “Collins engaged in a phishing scheme to obtain usernames and passwords for his victims over a two-year period beginning in November 2012,” the report claims. “He sent emails to victims that appeared to be from Apple or Google and asked victims to provide their usernames and passwords. When the victims responded, Collins then had access to the victims’ email accounts.”

It continues, “After illegally accessing the accounts, Collins obtained personal information including nude photographs and videos. In some instances, Collins would use a software program to download the entire contents of the victims’ Apple iCloud backups.”

The man pleaded guilty to hacking at least 50 iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail accounts, most of which belonged to female celebrities. BUT, he did NOT plead guilty to the actual leak itself, which is the absolute worst part of what Jennifer Lawrence called “a flagrant violation of privacy” and “a sex crime.”

As of right now, there’s no proof that the criminal shared or uploaded the naked pictures he obtained, so he currently only faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison. UGH.
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Celebrities send other stars NSFW pictures all the time. The proof:

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