A California attorney has sent a letter to Google execs, practically promising a $100,000,000 lawsuit if the search engine continues to allow nude photos to show up on various Google websites. The photos in question were exposed as part of an Apple iCloud hack and include the private photos of celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Rihanna, Arianna Grande.
The letter accuses Google of having a double standard:
If your wives, daughters or relatives were the victims of such blatant violations of basic human rights, surely you would take appropriate action. But because the victims are celebrities with valuable publicity rights, you do nothing – – nothing but collect millions of dollars in advertising revenue from your co-conspirator advertising partners as you seek to capitalize on this scandal rather than quash it. Like the NFL, which turned a blind eye while its players assaulted and victimized women and children, Google has turned a blind eye while its sites repeatedly exploit and victimize these women.