Celebrity Leaked Photo Scandals – The Bare Truth 

Recent celebrity leaked photo scandals are showing celebrities that they need to be more careful with what they do with their private photographs. “Celebgate” occurred on August 31,2014 when nearly 200 private celebrity photos, mostly comprised of nude female photos were posted on a variety of social media sites around the web. These images were obtained by a group of hackers who called themselves a “collector” by breaching the iCloud service at Apple. The hackers made demands and said that they would stop distributing the leaked images in exchange for Bitcoin.
 
The nude celebrity photos were apparently passed around between a variety of people for several weeks before they were publicly released on August 31. The images were accessed when the hackers were able to exploit the service known as “Find My iPhone” which allowed them to discover the passwords for certain Apple IDs and gain access to their iCloud data.
 
Shortly after the photos started to appear online, some of the celebrities who were affected issued statements confirming or denying the authenticity of the photos. Among celebrities confirming authenticity were Kate Upton (and her boyfriend Justin Verlander), Jennifer Lawrence, Kaley Cuoco, Jessica Brown Findlay, Kirsten Dunst and Jill Scott. There were many celebrities who denied the authenticity of photos including Victoria Justice, Yvonne Strahovski, Ariana Grande and McKayla Maroney.
 
Kate-Upton
 
Many of the photos were of the celebrities in a variety of states of undress, but some were intimate photos that should never be shared. The hackers also accessed other personal information including calendars, phone call logs, address books, text messages and any other data that was on the phones of those celebrities and uploaded to the iCloud. Jennifer Lawrence immediately contacted authorities regarding her photos and her publicist has stated that anyone leaking images of the celebrity will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
 
As far as Apple is concerned, CEO Tim Cook responded by stating that the company plans to take additional steps to ensure privacy and security of its users in the future. Some of those steps would including notifications that would be provided when data is accessed through a web browser or when data is restored to a device through iCloud. These notifications would be additional to those that a user receives when their password is changed.
 
Celebrity leaked photo scandals are nothing new, of course. In 2011 a former girlfriend of Chris Brown released some nude photos of the celeb, but her stunt backfired when Brown stated that he was not ashamed of his body and had no regrets. Also in 2011, Scarlett Johansson’s nude photos were leaked after they had been hacked from her personal email account. They were intended for her husband at the time, Ryan Reynolds.
 
 

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  • Gary Ferrari

    the media should leave thee women alone they deserve to have some private time
    they should arrest these media idiots

    • rohiiijeee

      no..there should be more nudes hacked of these celebs…this is real freedom…..fame comes at a price

      • murphyslaws

        n im betting your a peeping tom that hasnt escalated to rape if thats your attitude budding sexual sadist . No one has any right to STEAL private things of ANYONE famous or not. yes fame comes at a price they get followed stalked harassed in person in magazines like they should have to worry about checking their person cell phones to make sure some perverted little keyboard warrior that figures he needs somthing new to jack off too hasnt invaded n stollen their few intimate moments. they dont get all that many so what gives anyone a right to take what little they fight to have away from them. my bet is ur either a minor or you’re a 40 year old virgin and that wont be changing anytime soon with that kind of mindset. good luck in life i hope this happens to u or your gf or wife if u ever happen to have one and u can see the hurt in her eyes when someone does something like that to her. bet you wouldnt be spouting that BS out of your mouth.

        • rohiiijeee

          again i say, there should be more nudes hacked of these celebs…this is real freedom…..fame comes at a price

  • Terry Ramsey Haskins

    “These images were obtained by a group of hackers who called themselves a “collector” by breaching the iCloud service at Apple.” these people illegally hacked into their private information and it’s the celebrities fault that private pictures were published publicly? private pictures, phone records, e-mails and texts are just that, PRIVATE. Just because they are celebrities doesn’t mean they gave up all rights to privacy.

  • Joe Skoholy

    there is absolutely no security in cyber space period

    • ELLAS

      Yes there is, it’s called
      BlackBerry 10 Security. Un-penetrable and Un-matched.

      • Kia99

        until someone figures out how to break into it…

  • Lewis A. Hennig

    Yes, these women SHOULD be able to have photos of themselves naked without having to worry about them being stolen, just like I should be able to leave my car unlocked without worrying about it getting stolen. But unfortunately this is the real world, you can’t live on fantasy. You may not be asking for it, but you’re definitely doing something stupid too.

    • yankee2

      Just like we should be able to make a deposit/withdrawal from our bank accounts, send an email or make a phone call without someone at the NSA recording it. I think if the government is going to record our private data, we have every right to hack government electronics, too, and publish everything we find on the internet. If WE have no right to privacy, then neither does the government.

      • your-nightmare

        paranoid nutbar

      • Lewis A. Hennig

        yet no one complains when it’s exactly this type of info that brings down a terrorist plotting to kill people in their community.

        • joe nagy

          Whats a terrorist? Somebody who has radical views, wants to make changes in society, stockpiles tools in their garage, house or vehicle or stockpiles tools that may be dangerous to the community in the wrong hands or creates a faith based cult because they believe in God or political movement because they believe in a cause? Does that describe you or me or anyone of our neighbors?
          Yeah eh, so i guess we should listen to everyone everywhere, invade all privacy, so we can’t fuck. eat, shit, piss or surf the internet in private no more, because everyone above is a suspected terrorist. You know the whole terrorist thing is bullshit anyway, there is enough evidence to suggest it was a government engineered conflict in the first place & the terminology provokes a paranoia in the public thats just another excuse to push tyrannical law on society in favor of the elite, itself a form of terrorism. & Big brother government can sneak a peak of scarlet johansson’s breast and bum whenever he wants unless he’s a she and a lesbian, what do you think scarlet and her boyfriend will like that?

          • Mike Litoris

            fucktard

          • Elle Pereles Borella

            You are so right… The terrorist thing as well as the entire Matrix of falsity they give us is complete fabrication .and by the way Blaming the victims is beyond sexist .

    • yankee2

      Yes, we do have some responsibility for protecting our interests, but when we go for a walk at night, even in a less than savory neighborhood, and get mugged, or worse for our foolishness, it is STILL NOT OUR FAULT. THAT belongs to the criminal who mugged us.

      • Lewis A. Hennig

        Yes, but if you can avoid danger by say taking a safer route or avoid having stuff stolen from your car by locking it or avoid having your naked selfies stolen by using a mirror instead then you are lowering your chances of having a crime being committed. You’re never going to get rid of 100% of crime, but you can take steps to avoid it. If you willingly take those risks then some of that liability rests on you.

        • Francine Prevost

          I agree with you.

        • Kia99

          Wrong… It’s never ok to blame the victim. It’s the fault of the criminal/s who chose to do wrong against the victims. It’s not the woman’s fault she got raped because she wore sexy clothes or was in a dark neighbourhood, it’s not the mugging victim’s fault they were robbed because they had nice things or money on their person, it’s not the celeb’s fault someone stole their private photos in an attempt to extort money. Yes, people should be aware of their surroundings and take precautions to protect themselves, but if someone violates them in some way, it’s NOT THEIR FAULT. It’s the fault of the loser scum that decided to commit the crime for greed or whatever sick reasoning they try to give…

          • Lewis A. Hennig

            If you truly believe what you said then I suggest you never lock your doors again, to your home, your car, your locker at the gym, or wherever. Anything that happens won’t be your fault. If your car is stolen your insurance company will cover you fully of course because it wasn’t your fault. Same thing if someone walks into your house and vandalizes it or burns it to the ground. Not your fault so you’ll be covered. And your stuff from your gym locker that gets stolen, don’t worry about it, despite all the signs that say “the facility is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings” they will 100% replace or pay for everything you left in your unsecured locker. This is exactly the reason so many home security companies and vault and safe manufacturers go out of business each year, because no one actually needs them.

            And in case you didn’t get that all that was sarcasm then let me be blunt. I am not saying that it is the victim’s fault, but they did make it easy to happen. Even mothers who accidentally leave their child in a vehicle on a hot summer’s day can and do get charged for child endangerment or worse should they forget, even if it is 100% not intentionally done. Are they no victims’ in this situation? Where I live bike helmets are optional for people over 18. You can choose to be safe or go carefree if you please. But if someone cuts you off and you take a spill smashing your skull to the pavement you WILL lose the case for not protecting yourself.

            And yes, the people who perpetrate the thefts are the ones to blame for the leaks, I never said they weren’t to blame. But if you want to take risks you HAVE TO be able to accept the fact that bad things COULD happen. If these pictures were for personal use only, then why were they stored on the phone? First of all anyone with common sense would just use a mirror to look at oneself if they only needed a temporary glimpse. And even those who forego the use of a mirror should know to immediately delete their pictures after viewing them on their phone. So why KEEP them on the phone? Every minute they were on that phone was another minute they could have been seen by someone else.

          • Kia99

            Make it easy to happen? They had private photos in private storage that the hackers had to use fraudulent means to break into and steal the items. Hardly “making it easy”. If I walk around waving thousands of dollars in front of people in a sketchy neighbourhood and I get mugged, I was being stupid and doing something that put me more at risk of being noticed by someone who then chose to steal my money. But if someone steals my credit card, or more in line with this story – gets my CC info from some kind of – database hacking or whatever and charges thousands of dollars on it, you seem to think I should just not have a credit card because someone might some day break into the computer system and steal my info.

            If these celebs had naked/risque photos of themselves on their own personal phone, or in the icloud virtual storage, that’s their business. They didn’t have a bunch of naked photos printed up and lying around, they didn’t leave their phone sitting out for someone to pick up and send out their private info, they had pictures saved to what should have been their private icloud account. (I’m not entirely sure how the pictures were stolen, if it was from the phone itself or the virtual storage, it sounded like they accessed the icloud, but maybe they accessed the phone itself, either way, it’s not like they picked up a casually flung aside photo and ran with it… this was work and deliberate violation of privacy) If I have money in the bank and a thief hacks the system and robs me, am I at fault for putting money into a bank account that could some day be hacked into and emptied?

            But you go ahead and keep victim blaming, with your ridiculous comparison of leaving a child in a hot car… Uh, leaving your baby in the hot car is stupid and irresponsible, and your arguments of victim blaming would support the case that the baby was being foolish being so young and helpless, and shouldn’t have put themself in the hands of a mother that could do something like that to them. They should have taken precautions like having a more responsible mother, not putting their safety into the hands of someone else that could fail them, etc. (does this sound as absurd to anyone else as it does to me????)

            As for your bike laws it seems like that’s just an opportunity to excuse someone for being stupid or careless. “Yeah officer I was driving too fast and cut the bike off because I didn’t see him, but he wasn’t wearing a helmet.” Just because the rider makes a choice to not wear a helmet does that really excuse the drivers from having to pay attention and be called to task if they do something unsafe? Seems pretty absurd to me. But that’s your premise.

            Why keep the photos on the phone? Why store them in what was supposed to be private storage? Because they did what they could be reasonably expected to. They had private info in what was meant to be private phones/virtual storage. They put their money in a vault. They wore their bike helmet. They took the reasonable precautions and someone went out of their way to drive into them. So, no, I don’t accept your logic and victim blaming. Period.

          • Lewis A. Hennig

            Wow, way to contort everything to fit your flawed concept of reality. First of all I’ll repeat that I am not victim blaming. That would be like saying it’s their fault for letting the photos getting taken. What I am saying is that they should have taken better precautions of such things or done them another way. How they chose to handle the situation made it easier for the hackers to gain access to their photos. It’s the difference between having a computer with no anti-virus or anti-spyware and owning one that has one. It’s never your fault either way if someone were to hack your computer, but people would still call you stupid if you didn’t get protection of some sort. Your iPhone and the iCloud system isn’t meant to be a protected system to fend off hackers. The protection for such things are minimal at best, and in fact if you bothered to read the article it said that those same systems practically HELPED the perpetrators get access to the photos. Here’s the quote:

            “The images were accessed when the hackers were able to exploit the service known as “Find My iPhone” which allowed them to discover the passwords for certain Apple IDs and gain access to their iCloud data.”

            Case-in-point, the security was sub-par at best.

            And I’m sure no you’re saying ‘sub-par or not it’s not their fault’ to which I’ll say again, I’m not blaming them, but if you don’t take the precautions then don’t expect to be covered.

            So I’ll say it again, if you believe in what you say at all then from now on leave your car unlocked and your home unlocked. It’s not your fault if something happens, we’ve established that time and time again. It’s the same as what happened with their phones, they were closed off but not secured, that’s my point and if you truly believe that I am still wrong lead by example and do exactly what I just said.

            And to make my query clear about why they stored these naked photos on their phone (because I’m pretty sure you willingly ignored it), let me ask more clearly; why did these celebs need naked photos of themselves, and not just on their phone, but in general. What point did they serve? If you want to see yourself naked a mirror is a safe bet and as I said before if you still decide to use a phone why wouldn’t you immediately delete them afterwards? Maybe you forgot, but for the dozen or so celebs to have all forgotten is awfully coincidental. Any logical person would surmize that these photos were meant to be distributed to others, even if only privately, which again is a dumb thing to do because this exact situation is what comes of it.

            And I’ll also add I love how you argue with laws made by people far more intelligent than you. Cutting someone off isn’t a crime, I get cut off nearly everyday and no arrests are ever made. The closest thing to that would be unsafe operation of a motorized vehicle, which still doesn’t apply to bikes! But in any case, even if charges are laid the resulting punishments are meant to punish the offender and not so much help the victim. If your stuff gets stolen and the guy sold it before the cops arrest him you don’t get reimbursed. And in this situation if the hackers are charged it won’t change the damage from being done. Even if these photos were as secure as possible, there could still have been a leak and the same outcome would have happened. The only sure-fire way this could have been prevented is to not take the photos in the firs place. And that’s a FACT. So stop trying to make this victim blaming and look at ways crimes like this could have been prevented.

          • Kia99

            It doesn’t matter why they needed these pictures. Celebrity or not they have just as much right to have whatever PERSONAL PRIVATE info in their own phones, storage, physical copies in their home, whatever, as anyone else does. It’s not your or my or anyone’s business what they have and why they have it. And there’s a big difference in privately “distributing” a sexy shot to
            your significant other and having that photo stolen and plastered all
            over the internet/newspaper/tv.etc. The photos were legal and private property, it doesn’t matter why they wanted them. I seriously doubt they took them for themselves, it was more likely something for a boyfriend, whatever. But again that doesn’t matter. And you don’t have any right to dictate that they shouldn’t do it simply because some lowlife scumbag might come around and steal them, either for their own perverse enjoyment, or to try and profit from them.

            “And I’ll also add I love how you argue with laws made by people far more
            intelligent than you. Cutting someone off isn’t a crime, I get cut off
            nearly everyday and no arrests are ever made.” If you cut someone off/drive in an unsafe manner that causes them to have an accident.. well I guess agree to disagree. No, just cutting someone off isn’t in itself an illegal move, but if you (generic you, before you go off on a winger that I’m calling you a bad driver) cause someone to crash a bike by cutting them off then you’re obviously not operating your vehicle in a safe manner. You’re at best a road hog that doesn’t give a crap about the safety of others, helmeted or not. And to rule out compensation to someone based strictly on the fact that they didn’t wear a helmet (in my oh so uneducated opinion) just gives the irresponsible a break if they do cause an accident. I’m not arguing that people shouldn’t wear helmets, I’m just saying it is a bit absurd that if you’re driving like a psycho and cause a non-helmeted person to have an accident you can get away with it, because they weren’t wearing their helmet. Of course I’m stupid according to you, so clearly my opinion isn’t worth anything.

            And I call victim blaming when I see it. You are victim blaming, because you’re claiming they did wrong and that caused the offense against them. Even though you’ve judged my intelligence as lacking (which must make it true, you know so much you must know all about me.) I can see through your justification and denial, even if you refuse to acknowledge it. Claiming that someone being victimized in any way is their fault because they did or didn’t do something is the very definition of victim blaming. So don’t try and justify it with semantics. (Or maybe you don’t know you’re a complete hypocrite?)

            And one final thought, you keep claiming how easy it is to do this, how they should have known, etc. Well there are people out in the world, and some of them are even celebrities, that aren’t particularly computer savvy. (GASP! Not everyone is a tech wizard?!?!) Having a working knowledge about the particular aspects of the icloud, etc, isn’t a requirement in life. Just because you know certain things, or other people know certain things about the internet, icloud, etc. doesn’t mean everybody knows the same things. Why are you so set on complaining about why they took these photos, why they kept these photos, rather than looking at a – why some scumbags took their knowledge of the system and manipulated it to steal private information, and b – why the system was so easily hacked through its very “security” features? That’s a much bigger issue than what some person does with their own time, own phone/computer, and own body.

        • yankee2

          We were unwise to walk at night in a bad neighborhood, e.g. one known for crime, which is not to say that it is our own fault we got mugged. It’s a fine distinction. The person some would blame for the crime, the victim, may be extremely foolish without being at fault, per se.

          Yes, of course it is often wise not to tempt fate, i.e. NOT to take that late-night walk in the neighborhood known for its numerous muggings, but it’s NOT criminal, per se, if you do.

        • jjreddoo

          To sum up your entire misogynist argument: You think the sluts were asking for it.

  • larry2012

    For the hundredth time, maybe more, when someone is a celebrity, their lives, in many cases anyway, don’t belong to themselves. Note to celebs: If you don’t want your naked body parts spread all over the Internet, then DON’T take them or post them to a public forum. This so-called “scandal” is out of proportion and is meaningless. There’s no such thing as security or privacy when it comes to the WWW. Let’s move on.

  • Guilty Bios

    In all honesty, both of these people (that are posted on this page) are really damn attractive.

  • Lewis A. Hennig

    and I don’t wanna see Jennifer Lawrence naked, so I guess we’ve come full circle.

    • jjreddoo

      But you do think she was asking for it.

  • ELLAS

    It’s an Apple and a iCloud, What do people expect? These women chose the worst security in the world.

  • Francine Prevost

    You put it out there for the world to see instead of keeping it private well this is what you have to contend with.

  • Kia99

    Do you also believe women in sexy outfits deserve to be raped because they’re putting themselves out there in a sexy way and it’s “real freedom” to take advantage of that? Facepalm, idiot.

    • rohiiijeee

      the following doesnt always hold, you retard:
      a=b
      b=c
      therefore a=c

      kil yourself, you have no brains!!

    • rohiiijeee

      the following doesnt always hold, you tarrd:
      a=b
      b=c
      therefore a=c..rofl

      • Kia99

        So you have principles, just not always. And tarrd… misspelled namecalling.. You’re just a real winner at life aren’t you? Violating someone’s privacy is violating someone’s privacy, even if they’re famous. You don’t get to dictate what’s right or wrong based on someone’s job.

        • rohiiijeee

          you were never so angry when the papparazzi clicked ‘celebs” pics……………just saying (to remind you of your hypocrisy)…….

          its on the internet…nobody can say a fuck about what i can or cannot do

        • rohiiijeee

          you were never so angry when the papparazzi clicked ‘celebs” pics……………just saying (to remind you of your hypocrisy)…….

          its on the internet…nobody can say a F about what i can or cannot do

          • Kia99

            First of all, you know absolutely nothing about me, or my opinions on paparazzi. Second, I’m not angry at all… I do find it laughable that you seem to think calling people a “tarrd” or “retarded” somehow makes you witty and clever. And yes, people can say an F about what you can or cannot do, even online there are laws that can be applied.

            Since you brought up the concept of paparazzi and photos they take, yes there is a certain expectation that celebrities will be photographed – when they’re in public. However violating laws (trespass, traffic laws, etc) to get a shot, or to catch a celeb in a private setting when they’re undressed, etc. That is absolutely wrong. Putting them – as well as innocent bystanders – at risk to get a picture (for instance dangerous driving), also not ok. Do you think Princess Diana deserved to die, or that it’s ok because they had every right to invade her privacy and cause unsafe conditions that led to the crash? I hope you’re not that stupid, but I guess only you know that… Trespassing or using telephoto lenses to catch celebrities in private homes, resorts, etc while naked or nearly so, that crosses the line as well.

            Sick individuals like yourself (based on your own words howling for more naked celebs) provide a demand for the low down dirtiest most scandalous filth. If someone wants to take a shot of a celeb from a movie, or a photo that the celeb has put out there, where they’re naked, doing something scandalous, whatever, and plaster it all over the place, that’s one thing. Putting these things out there in movies, magazines, etc is one thing. Stealing private images from the phones/storage of a celebrity and trying to extort money to keep them private is not the same thing at all. That is criminal, it is theft, and it is wrong, whether the person whose info you stole is a celebrity or just some Jane Doe “regular” person. If you can’t see the difference, that’s your problem, and your failing.

          • rohiiijeee

            again I say, there should be more nudes hacked of these celebs…this is real freedom…..fame comes at a price …facepalm retard

            the following doesnt always hold, you tarrd:
            a=b
            b=c
            therefore a=c..rofl

          • rohiiijeee

            again I say, there should be more nudes hacked of these celebs…this is real freedom…..fame comes at a price …facepalm tard

            the following doesnt always hold, you tarrd:
            a=b
            b=c
            therefore a=c..rofl

          • Kia99

            Aaaand now I’m done with you. Trotting out the same statement without actually replying to anything I’ve said with a remotely intelligent counter-argument. (and with the same misspelled “insult”) Thanks for proving my point. Have a fantastic life…

          • rohiiijeee

            there should be more nudes hacked of these celebs…this is real freedom…..fame comes at a price …facepalm tard

            Which part of “the internet is free for all” don’t you not understand..you turd?

          • rohiiijeee

            no..there should be more nudes hacked of these celebs…this is real freedom…..fame comes at a price..

          • rohiiijeee

            Which part of “the internet is free for all” don’t you not understand..you turd?

          • Kia99

            Yeah, I know, I said I was done with you… But I hope (for your sake) that you’re just being an idiot troll for the sake of trolling. Because if you actually believe that you can do and say anything you want and there’s nothing that you can say/do that can be against the law just because you’re “on the interwebs” then you’re in serious trouble in life. Either that or your mommy and daddy need to monitor your online access and give you a time out. Your childish name calling really doesn’t rule out either option … but either way, you’re a sad little boy.

          • rohiiijeee

            again I say, there should be more nudes hacked of these celebs…this is real freedom…..fame comes at a price …facepalm tard

            the following doesnt always hold, you tarrd:
            a=b
            b=c
            therefore a=c..rofl

          • rohiiijeee

            no..there should be more nudes hacked of these celebs…this is real freedom…..fame comes at a price

  • Jenna Ice

    This is sickening and just wrong. It is a sex crime and the people that did this should pay!

  • Elle Pereles Borella

    Perverted Troll

    • rohiiijeee

      oh i wanna rub my pole on ya tush

    • rohiiijeee

      you were never so angry when the papparazzi clicked ‘celebs” pics……………just saying (to remind you of your hypocrisy)…….

      its on the internet…nobody can say a f**k about what i can or cannot do

      the following doesnt always hold, you retard:
      a=b
      b=c
      therefore a=c

      you have no brains!!..

  • Gimme Jimmy

    Considering the fact, that the Pentagon has been hacked previously, and just recently, the Canadian Government, NO computerized device is safe on the net.

  • jerryhammons

    Yes is IS sometimes ok to partially blame the victim. Some things should be obvious. If you stick your hand in the alligator’s mouth, you have no right to complain when it gets bit off. In today’s sick world, you have to expect things like this to happen. ANYTHING put on the internet, sent by email, or over a smart phone might as well just be made public to begin with. Anyone with any common sense should know that. If you have something to protect, them protect it. There is little difference between the internet and the alligator’s mouth.

  • Kia99

    Wow, you’re a real scumbag. How about the whole concept of DON’T F’ING RAPE ANYONE? You’re a disrespectful loser, and I feel sorry for anyone that knows you.

  • Kia99

    Perhaps you won’t read this, but I don’t believe that criminals will abide by the rules, but when people like you who are supposedly decent members of this world make comments like “I don’t give a rats ass what you have to say, but if women dress like
    hookers, and get raped. they did deserve it. otherwise dress like a lady
    and get treated like a lady. when in Rome. Dressing in a F me fashion;
    tends to get you just that. so don’t cry when it happens.” that’s a lot different than a criminal being a criminal. Unless you actually are a rapist and believe that you have every right to do it because of a woman’s clothing.

    Your comment is so abhorrent and so typical of everything wrong with the way society tends to view rape against women. Most of the time rape has little to nothing to do with sexual desire, and most rapists don’t do it because the women they attacked were dressed provocatively. They do it because they have some sick need for power and dominance, and they’d do it to a woman in demure, casual, formal, or sexy clothes if the opportunity arose. Date rapists may be more prone to the whole “she dressed sexy so she was asking for it/no means yes” excuse, I can’t really say. I haven’t done the research to make a definite statement. Either way, it’s absolute crap. Nobody asks to be raped because they wore clothing that other people may consider too short, tight, sexy, etc. Nobody deserves to be raped.

    As for me being a lady or not, you really have no idea who I am. I could be a virgin, a slut, a happily married woman in a monogamous loving relationship. I could dress in casual comfortable clothes, business wear, or tight sexy outfits. I could believe in and participate in open sexual relationships, no sex before marriage, or somewhere in between. I don’t know how you determine that I’m somehow not “a lady” (whatever you believe a lady to be) simply because I take offense to your asinine assertion that women in so called slutty clothes deserve to be raped. If that’s the way you view the world I think you’ve shown anyone reading your comments just how much consideration anything you say deserves. (To make it clear to you the answer to that is NONE)

    There’s a difference between a criminal choosing to commit a crime in spite of society’s laws and society judging and victim blaming – for this purpose using the example of a woman being raped due to the clothes she wore. Those of us who are not criminals need to step up to protect people who are victimized by those who are. Would you blame a paraplegic for being robbed because he was more physically vulnerable than an able bodied man? Or would you blame the criminal who took advantage of that man’s disability? Would you blame a child for being kidnapped because they chose to play in a park where someone might take them? Or would you blame the criminal who chose to break the law and take them.

    Whether I am a lady or not, it’s clear that you, sir, are no gentleman.