Leslie Jones’ website goes offline after invasive hack

Leslie Jones at the Los Angeles premiere of "Ghostbusters" on July 9. File photo: Jim Ruymen/UPI

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Leslie Jones’ website went offline Wednesday morning following an invasive online attack.

The 48-year-old actress took down her personal website, justleslie.com, after hackers took over the site and leaked her personal information and several nude photos.

TMZ reported the hacker uploaded a video of the gorilla Harambe and posted pictures of Jones’ driver’s license and passport. The person also shared sexually explicit photos of the actress.

Jones has been the target of racist and sexist backlash since she was confirmed for the “Ghostbusters” reboot in January 2015. She briefly quit Twitter after the movie’s premiere in July due to the deluge of hateful comments.

Milo Yiannopoulous, a tech editor for the website Breitbart, told The Hollywood Reporter he was troubled to learn of the hack. Yiannopoulous was banned from Twitter in July after he encouraged his followers to harass Jones online.

“I’m distressed to hear that Leslie Jones has been hacked,” he said. “I know we had our differences after my review of “Ghostbusters” but I wish her all the best at what must be a deeply upsetting time.”

Jones presently stars on “Saturday Night Live” and has also appeared on “Workaholics” and “The Blacklist.” She is slated for the movie “Masterminds” with Zach Galifianakis and “Sing” with Matthew McConaughey.


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