Hacker of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton Nude Photos Gets 8 Months in Prison

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George Garofano, one of the men who hacked into approximately 240 Apple iCloud accounts of Hollywood stars — including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton — and non-celebrities, has been sentenced to eight months in prison.

After his time served in the penitentiary, Garofano must undergo three years of supervised release and perform 60 hours of community service, according to court documents obtained by TheWrap. Garofano, who pleaded guilty to the computer crime in April, was sentenced Wednesday in a federal court in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Garofano was one of four men arrested in the 2014 hacking scandal, which led to the leak of private photos of Kim Kardashian, Kirsten Dunst, Vanessa Hudgens, Rihanna, Kate Bosworth, Hayden Panettiere and Lake Bell, among others.

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Thus far, Garofano has received the lightest prison sentence among the conspirators. Ryan Collins got 18 months. Edward Majerczyk was given nine. The fourth man involved, Emilio Herrera, has pleaded guilty and is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

The men gained access to iCloud accounts through an email phishing scandal, in which they posed as Apple security and requested a user change their password. The cyber crime took place over the course of several years, and resulted in the leak of nude photos.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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Paul Marciano Resigns as Guess Executive Chairman After Investigation

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Guess co-founder Paul Marciano has resigned as executive chairman of the company’s board, following an investigation into multiple accusations of inappropriate behavior against him.

The company said in an SEC report filed Tuesday that Marciano notified the Board of his decision to resign, though he will remain on the Board, Guess said.

Guess also said that it has settled with five of Marciano’s accusers, for a total amount of $500,000.

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According to Guess, Marciano will fulfill the remainder of his employment contract, which expires on January 30, 2019. Marciano “will fulfill his duties and responsibilities through the expiration of his employment agreement to effect a smooth transfer of responsibilities of his role as Chief Creative Officer.” While he will receive his salary from the period from June 11, 2018 until January 30, 2019, his salary from February 20, 2018 until June 11 was forfeited.

“Allegations against Mr. Marciano included claims of inappropriate comments and texts, and unwanted advances including kissing and groping. Investigators interviewed more than 40 people and reviewed approximately 1.5 million pages of documents, including emails, human resources and legal department files, social media messages, video and audio recordings, photographs, travel itineraries, calendar entries, agreements, invoices and financial records. Many of the allegations could not be corroborated. In some cases, no conclusion could be reached because the individuals either declined to be interviewed or provided insufficient information to the investigators,” Guess said. “And, in other cases, the investigation found that credible accounts were given by both sides. The investigation found that on certain occasions Mr. Marciano exercised poor judgment in his communications with models and photographers and in placing himself in situations in which plausible allegations of improper conduct could, and did, arise.”

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Among Marciano’s accusers was model Kate Upton, who told Time that Marciano once “forcibly grabbed my breasts” during a long campaign of harassment.

Upton told Time that after the first day of shooting her Guess Lingerie campaign in July 2010, Marciano “said he wanted to meet with me. As soon as I walked in with photographer Yu Tsai, Paul came straight up to me, forcibly grabbed my breasts and started feeling them — playing with them actually. After I pushed him away, he said,’I’m making sure they’re real.’”

In a statement issued Tuesday, attorney Lisa Bloom, who represents four of Marciano’s accusers, said that she is “pleased” that Marciano has resigned as executive chairman.

“And yet, much more remains to be done if Guess truly wants to be a brand that stands for respect for women,” Bloom added.

“We are disappointed that Mr. Marciano will remain on the board through 2019. We do not believe a man with so many credible accusations of sexual assault is fit to lead any company, much less one that sells primarily to women,” Bloom continued.

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Guess Co-Founder Paul Marciano Steps Away From His Duties During Misconduct Investigation

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Guess co-founder Paul Marciano has stepped away from day-to-day duties with the company as it continues to investigate misconduct accusations against him.

In a press release Tuesday, Guess said, “The Board of Directors and Mr. Marciano have agreed that Mr. Marciano will relinquish his day to day responsibilities at the Company, on an unpaid basis, pending the completion of the investigation.”

The investigation is being conducted by the law firm O’Melveny & Myers. A special committee formed by the Guess board of directors is being represented by the law firm of Glaser Weil, LLP.

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Marciano said that he has “pledged my full cooperation to the Company, and I have the utmost confidence in our CEO, Victor Herrero, to continue leading the Company during this time.”

Guess added that it “takes very seriously any allegations of sexual misconduct, is committed to maintaining a safe work environment, and looks forward to the completion of a thorough investigation of all the facts.”

Earlier this month, model and actress Kate Upton said that Marciano “forcibly grabbed by breasts” during a long campaign of harassment.

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Upton told Time that after the first day of shooting her Guess Lingerie campaign in July 2010, Marciano “said he wanted to meet with me. As soon as I walked in with photographer Yu Tsai, Paul came straight up to me, forcibly grabbed my breasts and started feeling them — playing with them actually. After I pushed him away, he said,’I’m making sure they’re real.’”

Marciano called the accusations “absolutely false” and “preposterous.”

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Danielle Herrington Graces Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover (Photo)

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Danielle Herrington just became the third African American woman to cover the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, following in the (sand) footprints of Tyra Banks and Beyonce.

Here is Herrington’s 2018 cover:

#SISwim 2018 is here and Danielle Herrington is your cover model! ???? https://t.co/T3yEQZElYG pic.twitter.com/HAEaKOPyvP

— SI Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) February 13, 2018

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And some more shots of her by photographer Ben Watts in Harbour Island, Bahamas:

DANIELLE HERRINGTON, Y’ALL. ????????https://t.co/5uHtKe3XuQ pic.twitter.com/vzESMKFa9Q

— SI Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) February 13, 2018

Looks like Michael B. Jordan is Danielle Herrington’s not-so-secret admirer! https://t.co/TtU1v8Ymlj pic.twitter.com/Fu3umMUfn6

— SI Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) February 13, 2018

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SI posted a few more photos from the issue — which is on news stands now — like this one of Ashley Graham:

.@TheAshleyGraham is here to heat up your Tuesday ????https://t.co/nquEfqKlTh pic.twitter.com/awbNirdWrX

— SI Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) February 13, 2018

And another of Kate Upton’s return:

KATE. UPTON. IS. BACK. ????????????https://t.co/IQPkGcuhP8 pic.twitter.com/WEiPu4Q0oT

— SI Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) February 13, 2018

We too are ready for summer.

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Kate Upton Accuses Guess Co-Founder Paul Marciano Of Harassment; “He Used His Power To Make Me Feel Insecure And Powerless”

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Actress and model Kate Upton has accused Guess co-founder Paul Marciano of assaulting and harassing her when she was 18 and embarking on her first professional modeling campaign.
Upton told Time magazine that on the first day of a Guess Lingerie shoot in July 2010, she was accosted by Marciano and groped.
“Paul came straight up to me, forcibly grabbing my breasts and started feeling them,” Upton said. “After I pushed him away, he said, ‘I’m making sure they’re…

Kate Upton Details Her Paul Marciano Accusations: Guess Co-Founder ‘Forcibly Grabbed My Breasts’

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After accusing Guess co-founder Paul Marciano of sexual misconduct last month in posts to her social media accounts, model-actress Kate Upton detailed her accusations in an interview published by Time on Wednesday, saying that Marciano once “forcibly grabbed by breasts” during a long campaign of harassment.

Upton told Time that after the first day of shooting her Guess Lingerie campaign in July 2010, Marciano “said he wanted to meet with me. As soon as I walked in with photographer Yu Tsai, Paul came straight up to me, forcibly grabbed my breasts and started feeling them — playing with them actually. After I pushed him away, he said,’I’m making sure they’re real.’”

Time said Yu Tsai corroborated Upton’s account, though Marciano called the accusations “absolutely false” and “preposterous.”

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Uptonn said Marciano told the photographer to leave the two of them alone, but that she was “able to send a quick text asking him to stay.”

“He did, but that did not stop Paul’s constant grabbing,” Upton told Time. “I was extremely shaken, surprised and scared.”

Upton said that, when she was shooting her next Guess shoot approximately a month later, Marciano “started calling me asking to come up and see how my [hotel] room is. I politely declined several times.”

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Eventually, Upton said, she “turned off my phone and locked the door and tried to get some sleep.”

The next day, Upton said, she learned that she had been fired from the shoot.

“Someone had called my agency to say I had gotten fat and would not be needed on set [that day],” Upton said. “I was devastated, especially because at this point no one from Guess had even seen me.”

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“I have never been alone with Kate Upton,” Marciano told Time. “I have never touched her inappropriately. Nor would I ever refer to a Guess model in such a derogatory manner.”

Marciano added, “I fully support the #metoo movement. At the same time, I will not allow others to defame me and tarnish my reputation. I have pledged to Guess and its Board of Directors my full support and cooperation with a fair and impartial investigation.”

Upton initially tweeted her accusations on Jan. 31, writing, “It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand @GUESS is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director.”

In a subsequent Instagram post, Upton published an image of the tweet and a caption stating, “He shouldn’t be allowed to use his power in the industry to sexually and emotionally harass women #metoo.”

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‘Fappening’ Hacker Gets 9 Months in Prison for Celebrity Nude Photo Hack

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A man involved in the celebrity nude-photo scandal Celebgate, also known as “The Fappening,” has been sentenced to nine months in prison, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Justice told TheWrap on Tuesday.

Edward Majerczyk, of Illinois, was also ordered to pay restitution to one of his victims.

Majerczyk agreed to plead guilty last year to a felony violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, specifically, one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information. He faced a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

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While Majerczyk was charged in Los Angeles, the case was transferred to the Northern District of Illinois, where he was sentenced.

In his plea agreement, Majerczyk admitted that, from Nov. 23, 2013 through Aug. 2014, he engaged in a phishing scheme to obtain user names and passwords for his victims, including such stars as Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco and Kirsten Dunst.

He sent emails to victims that appeared to be from security accounts of internet service providers that directed the victims to a website that would collect the victims’ usernames and passwords.

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After victims responded by entering information at that website, Majerczyk had access to victims’ usernames and passwords. After illegally accessing the iCloud and Gmail accounts, Majerczyk obtained personal information including sensitive and private photographs and videos, according to his plea agreement.

According to authorities, Majerczyk accessed at least 300 accounts, and at least 30 accounts belonging to celebrities.

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While the charge against Majerczyk stemmed from the investigation into the leaks of photographs of numerous female celebrities in September 2014, investigators did not uncover any evidence linking Majerczyk to the actual leaks.

Many of Majerczyk’s victims were members of the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.

In October, hacker Ryan Collins was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his role in the widespread nude photo hack.

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Nude Photo Hacks: From Leslie Jones to Jennifer Lawrence (Photos)

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Leslie Jones

Jones is the latest victim of nude photo hackers, with her personal website being vandalized and several explicit photos posted before the site was taken down

The Department of Homeland Security has opened an investigation into the hack, which many believe was perpetrated by a fan of Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who was banned from Twitter after his “targeted abuse” of the comedian

Scarlett Johansson

“The Avengers” star has been the victim of hackers multiple times. Nude photos of her were released online in 2011 and again in the massive 2014 hack.
The perpetrator in the 2011 incident was eventually sentenced to 10 years in prison

Jennifer Lawrence

Lawrence was among the most high-profile victims of the 2014 hack. She came out strongly against those who viewed the pictures, saying doing so was “a sex crime” 

Kaley Cuoco

“The Big Bang Theory” star was also caught up in the 2014 hack, and took it i stride with a cheeky Instagram post

Selena Gomez

The 2014 hack immediately  drew the attention of the FBI, who began investigating the event that plagued over 100 celebrities

Leslie Jones

Kirsten Dunst

Pennsylvania resident Ryan Collins was eventually captured and charged with illegally accessing the Google and Apple accounts of numerous celebrities

Kate Upton

Collins eventually plead guilty to one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information, receiving an 18-month prison sentence in a plea deal

Rihanna

Collins was not the only one charged in the hack. Edward Majerczyk of Chicago was also arrested in connection with the hack

Kate Upton Shreds MLB Over Cy Young Vote: ‘I Thought I Was the Only Person Allowed to F–k Justin Verlander’

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Major League Baseball is getting a big “no” vote from Kate Upton, after her fiance Justin Verlander was edged out for the AL Cy Young Award on Wednesday.

Model/actress Upton eviscerated the organization in a series of tweets, after the Detroit Tigers’ Verlander narrowly lost in the vote to Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello.

“Hey @MLB I thought I was the only person allowed to f-ck @JustinVerlander ?! What 2 writers didn’t have him on their ballot?” Upton seethed on Twitter. “He had the majority of 1st place votes and 2 writers didn’t have him on their ballots?!! can you pick more out of touch people to vote?”

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According to the MLB, Verlander took more first-place votes than Porcello, with 14 first-place votes compared to Porcello’s eight. However, Verlander fell behind Porcello because he was left off of two ballots.

Porcello took 18 second-place votes, compared to two for Verlander.

And like many people throughout America in the last week, Upton was seriously unhappy with the vote tally and the election result.

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“He had the majority of 1st place votes and 2 writers didn’t have him on their ballots?!! can you pick more out of touch people to vote?@MLB,” Upton wrote.

“Sorry Rick but you didn’t get any 1st place votes? you didn’t win. #ByeFelicia @MLB keep up with the times and fire those writers,” she added.

As of this writing, Verlander himself has remained silent on the vote results on his Twitter account.

However, his brother, Ben Verlander, also voiced his displeasure, tweeting, “Are you kidding me? Most first place votes and doesn’t win? … Explain this..”

Hey @MLB I thought I was the only person allowed to fuck @JustinVerlander ?! What 2 writers didn’t have him on their ballot?

Kate Upton (@KateUpton) November 16, 2016

He had the majority of 1st place votes and 2 writers didn’t have him on their ballots?!! can you pick more out of touch people to vote?@MLB

Kate Upton (@KateUpton) November 16, 2016

He had the majority of 1st place votes and 2 writers didn’t have him on their ballots?!! can you pick more out of touch people to vote?@MLB

Kate Upton (@KateUpton) November 16, 2016

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NFL Player Protests Donald Trump by Sitting During National Anthem

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans opted to protest the national anthem on Sunday in light of Donald Trump’s recent election as president of the United States.

“I don’t want to, you know, disrespect the veterans or anything,” Evans said, according to JoeBucsFan.com. “The men and women who serve this country, I’m forever indebted to them. But the things that’s been going on in America lately, I’m not going to stand for that. When Ashton Kutcher comes out and says we’ve been punked, then I’ll stand again.”

Evans said he did not ask for team support ahead of the game against the Chicago Bears, but made it clear that the protest was a direct response to Trump’s election.

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“If this happens, then America’s not right, right now,” Evans said. “I said this a long time ago. When [Trump] ran, I thought it was a joke, and the joke continues. I’m not a political person that much, but I got common sense. And I know when something’s not right.”

According to ESPN, The Buccaneers released an official statement following the incident.

“The Buccaneers are deeply committed to the military and honoring the great men and women that have dedicated their lives and have made great sacrifices to insure all the tremendous freedoms we have in this great country,” it read. “We encourage all members of our organization to respectfully honor our flag during the playing of the National Anthem. We also recognize every individual’s constitutional right to freedom of speech, which is crucial to the American principles we cherish.”

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In September, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick announced his intention to kneel during the national anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality in America. Since then, many football players have joined him.

The response has been polarizing. Charlie SheenSpike Lee and President Obama have expressed support, and Kaepernick’s jersey sales have skyrocketed. However, stars like Kate Upton and Rob Lowe have criticized the athlete’s actions, the former stating that sitting or kneeling down during the national anthem is “a disgrace to those people who have served and currently serve our country.”

It has also been suggested that public hostility toward the protests at least partly explains the league’s lower TV ratings this season.

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‘Fappening’ Hacker Gets 18 Months in Prison in Nude Celebrity Photo Case

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A hacker associated with the widespread nude photo hack that came to be known as “The Fappening” was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison Wednesday, the United State’s Attorney’s Office said.

Ryan Collins, 36, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in March to one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information. While the 18-month sentence falls in line with the feds’ recommended sentence, Collins faced up to five years in prison.

According to authorities, Collins engaged in a phishing scheme from November 2012 to September 2014, during which he obtained his victims’ usernames and passwords. Collins would send emails that seemed to be from Apple or Google, asking them to provide information. When the victims responded, Collins accessed their accounts and obtained personal information, including nude photographs and videos.

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Collins allegedly accessed at least 50 iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail accounts, mostly belonging to female celebrities.

While the case against Collins stems from the investigation into the leaks of photographs of numerous Hollywood stars in September 2014, known as “The Fappening” or “Celebgate,”  investigators did not uncover any evidence linking Collins to the actual leaks, or evidence that Collins shared or uploaded the information he obtained.

Internet users jokingly called it “The Fappening” because “fap” is an online slang term for masturbation.

Authorities did not say which celebrities were hacked by Collins. Victims of The Fappening are known to include Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco and Kirsten Dunst.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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Hacker Sentenced Over Celebrity Nude Photo Leak

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A Lancaster, Pa., man was sentenced to 18 months in prison on charges of hacking into celebrity email accounts and obtaining nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Kate Upton, and others. Ryan Collins, 36, pled guilty in March to a felony violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Investigators said that they have not… Read more »