Peter Andre and his wife Emily MacDonagh are the latest celebrities to have intimate private pictures published online.
The Mysterious Girl singer, 45, and doctor Emily, 28, appear to have had their iCloud accounts hacked and three pictures stolen.
The images have allegedly been posted online by a website which has previously targeted Emma Watson, 27, and X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger, 39.
Both Emily and Peter Andre live in the public eye, with Emily taking on television medical advice roles on ITV shows such as Lorraine.
They also shared their story of raising a family together with the viewing public during Peter Andre: My Life.
You can watch Emily talk about the birth of their son in the clip below:
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Sadly it appears, in this day and age, some criminals believe a public life makes the couple fair game. Newsflash: It does not.
One of the images is reported to show Emily in a state of undress while another has the couple in bed in a private moment of intimacy.
A third sees Emily posing for a selfie in what appears to be a bedroom.
A source close to the family told The Sun:
They will both be very upset that someone has accessed personal pictures and put them on the internet for all to see.
Their case is the latest in a string of cyber crimes targeting public figures, in a gross violation of privacy.
Campaigners are now calling for revenge porn-style hacks of celebrity accounts, which have targeted the likes of Misha Barton and Jennifer Lawrence, to be qualified in the eyes of the law as image-based sexual abuse.
Dr Clare McGlynn told UNILAD why these cases are image-based sexual assault:
This abuse takes many forms, including upskirting, as well as what is commonly known as ‘revenge porn’. These forms of abuse are experienced as sexual assaults by women – sexual images are taken of them without their consent.
They are often posted on the internet and the abuse and harassment as a result is sexualised. They often end up on porn sites where it is then very difficult to get them taken down.
UNILAD met Kira Martin, a 22-year-old actor who sent a topless picture of herself to her then-boyfriend when she was just 16.
A year after their relationship ended the picture was posted to Twitter where thousands of people could see the images. This betrayal of trust left her a shell of her former self and she’s only now coming to terms with the damage it caused.
Kira told UNILAD her story:
Revenge porn is indicative of a widespread misogyny when it comes to the issue of consent and female body autonomy.
It’s an issue exacerbated by the invention of so-called Deep Fakes, which see technologically-minded perverts superimposed celebrities faces onto pornographic videos.
Actors such as Daisy Ridley, Natalie Portman and Emma Watson have been victimised by the practice. The videos, which are non-consensual, have now been banned from PornHub.
Corey Price, VP at Pornhub told UNILAD:
Regarding deepfakes, users have started to flag content like this and we are taking it down as soon as we encounter the flags. We encourage anyone who encounters this issue to visit our content removal page so they can officially make a request.
Content that is flagged on Pornhub that directly violates our Terms of Service is removed as soon as we are made aware of it; this includes non-consensual content.
To further ensure the safety of all our fans, we officially took a hard stance against revenge porn, which we believe is a form of sexual assault, and introduced a submission form for the easy removal of non-consensual content.
The law is catching up to these kinds of crimes, committed by keyboard warriors who don’t understand consent.
It can’t happen quick enough.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.