Kate Middleton has been caught in Pippa Middleton’s nude photo scandal leaked by a hacker who gained access to the latter’s iCloud account. Even a 35-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in Northamptonshire on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offense.
However, the man was given bail. Now, a judge has banned the publication of photographs found on Pippa’s iCloud account, Mirror UK reports. The 32-year-old’s account allegedly includes pictures of Kate Middleton, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte.
Kate Middleton’s sister’s account was hacked, so she took civil court action against a “person or persons unknown” after pictures were allegedly stolen from her iCloud account. Police are already investigating the case.
Police said that a person was arrested but was later released on bail. The hacker was attempting to shop around 3,000 personal photos, including naked pics of Pippa’s fiancé James Matthews.
Private pictures were offered to newspapers via WhatsApp. The Sun said it had been approached by someone using a pseudonym Crafty Cockney, demanding £50,000 within 48 hours.
Pippa approached the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court. The judges there analyzed claims relating to issues including privacy. Lawyers representing Pippa had requested Mrs. Justice Whipple to make an order barring publication of photographs.
Barrister Adam Wolanski, who led Pippa’s legal team, said he thought there had been a “genuine hack.” He said the identity of the defendants has not been established, but police were investigating, Daily Mail reports.
The hearing of the case took place at the high court in London on Wednesday. The leaked picture shows Pippa Middleton nude from behind, reportedly during a fitting of her wedding gown.
The socialite got engaged to hedge fund billionaire James Matthews in Lake District during a romantic getaway in July. Though a date for the society wedding of the year has not been set, it will take place in 2017.
Meanwhile, Pippa Middleton is not the only celebrity whose account was hacked. Accounts of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton have also been hacked in the past.