McKayla Maroney is taking legal action against sites that posted the hacked naked photos of her — because she was under 18 at the time they were taken.
The Olympic gymnast was one of the many, many stars in the massive celebrity nude photo leak on Sunday.
Maroney, who turned 18 in December, initially claimed on Twitter that the nude pics were not real.
She tweeted, “The fake photos of me are crazy!!”
But maybe the photos are real because, according to TMZ, Maroney’s lawyers wrote a letter to Porn.com demanding that the images be removed immediately because the gymnast was underage when some of the pictures were taken.
Other outlets received a different letter, stating Maroney owns the copyright to the stolen photos.
On Tuesday, Reddit published a warning to its users that any photos of Maroney would be deleted because they could potentially be deemed as child pornography.
Although she was of legal age, after photos of a totally naked Jennifer Lawrence hit online, the actress’ rep issued a statement that read: “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
Similarly, when nude pics of Kate Upton and her boyfriend Justin Verlander were shared on the Web, the model’s lawyer stated, “We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible.”
As Gossip Cop confirmed on Monday, the FBI is investigating the leak, with a bureau spokesperson saying, “The FBI is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter.”
We will continue to update.