Email Hacker Should Pay Scarlett Johansson $66,000, Prosecutors Say
Feds want actress to be compensated for emotional distress caused by nude photo leak
Scarlett Johansson deserves $66,000 from the email hacker who leaked nude pictures of her in 2011, federal prosecutors said in a court filing this week.
Christopher Chaney, 35, has pleaded guilty to reseting Johansson’s password after correctly answering her security question with public information, The Los Angeles Times reported. After gaining access to her account, he discovered the actress’s nude photos sent to her then husband, Ryan Reynolds.
Johansson was not Chaney’s only victim. Chaney has pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal court to nine counts of computer hacking from 2010 to 2012, during which he hacked 50 email accounts in the entertainment industry.
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Federal prosecutors asked the judge in the case to sentence the Floridian hacker to 71 months in prison and to pay $150,000 in compensation to all of his victims, according to the Times. Prosecutors also want Chaney to pay Christina Aguilera $7,500 and Renee Olstead almost $77,000 for leaking their nude pictures, the paper reported.