Amanda Seyfried takes legal action over nude photos while Mischa Barton speaks out about 'humiliation' of sex tape

Amanda Seyfried is is expecting her first child with current partner Thomas Sadoski 
Amanda Seyfried is is expecting her first child with current partner Thomas Sadoski  Credit: REX

Amanda Seyfried is planning legal action over naked photos said to have been leaked online, some of which include "intimate moments" of the actress with her ex-boyfriend. 

TMZ is reporting that Seyfried's lawyers have sent a letter to the gossip website Celeb Jihad, demanding that the images be taken down. 

"It recently has come to our client’s attention that, without the authorization of our client or the copyright holder, several very private photographs of Ms. Seyfried either in various states of nudity or in intimate moments with her former boyfriend (the “Seyfried Photographs”) have been reproduced and posted," the letter reads.

Amanda Seyfried in a scene from 2010's 'Letters to Juliet'

"As you acknowledge on your website, these photographs are believed to have been leaked, i.e., wrongfully obtained by a third party or parties without Ms. Seyfried’s knowledge or consent," it continues.

"Your unauthorized use and distribution of the Seyfried Photographs constitutes, at a minimum, copyright infringement, violation of Ms. Seyfried’s right of privacy under applicable law, and tortious conduct under state and common law. On behalf of our client, we hereby demand that you immediately and permanently (i) cease and desist any use of the Seyfried Photographs, and (ii) remove the Seyfried Photographs from your website." 

Seyfried – who has starred in films such as Mean Girls, While We're Young and Mamma Mia! – is not the only celebrity to be the victim of photo hacking this week. 

Emma Watson attending a screening of 'Beauty and the Beast' in New York

Emma Watson, whose film Beauty and the Beast is out tomorrow, is also planning legal action after it was revealed that private photos of her had leaked online, although her representatives on Wednesday denied reports that the pictures showed the British actress nude.

"Photos from a clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago have been stolen. They are not nude photographs. Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further," her publicist said in a statement to Variety and the BBC.

Meanwhile another Hollywood actress Mischa Barton has spoken out about someone trying to sell a sex tape of her in an attempt to prevent other women suffering the same "pain and humiliation". 

British-US actress Mischa Barton arriving for the screening of the film 'Loving' at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes last year

The British-born actress held a news conference in Los Angeles after her lawyers obtained a court restraining order preventing publication of the video, which was recorded without her consent, and stills. Barton, best known for starring in teen drama The OC, said: "I came forward to fight this not only for myself but for all the women out there. I want to protect them from the pain and humiliation that I have had to go through. No woman should have to go through this."

According to Barton's lawyer, Lisa Bloom, the video was recorded in the last year by someone she had a relationship with, and had been offered for sale to the highest bidder.

 

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