Tuesday, June 7, 2011

American Hacker Girls

Veronica to Sue Over Nude Photos

The Veronicas

I’ve deliberately stayed mum on the nude photographs that surfaced of one half of The Veronicas, Jess Origliasso this week. I figured before I weighed in I’d see how things panned out. Because let’s face it, for days we just had people up in arms about the fact that risqué photos existed. As far as I’m concerned, that’s not news.

What is news is that Jess has apparently decided to sue an ex-boyfriend over the matter.

If you haven’t been watching the news, the story goes a little something like this. Some nude photographs of Jess appeared on an American website called Fleshbot.com. The tabloids would like to tell us they’re pornographic photos, but considering there are no sexual acts involved that’s clearly not the case.

Warner Music confirmed one of the images was the feisty twin, but denied the other images were. At the end of the day it matters little. Clearly some photographs were taken in private, the girl’s been betrayed, and now the photos are in the public domain.

Some may argue it’s foolish for celebrities to run the risk of this kind of thing by posing for such photos, but these shots are three years old. I’m sure we’ve all done things when we were young we might not do today. And besides, these photos are hardly on a par with a Paris Hilton sex tape.

Jess hasn’t said anything about it, but her rumored lover Ruby Rose was happy to chat to The Daily Telegraph today.

“What has happened with those images is obviously completely illegal and there are lawyers getting involved,” she said.

“It’s just such an upsetting situation – there is a real tall poppy situation in Australia and both Jess and Lisa deserve more support, especially from their Australian fans.”

The Veronicas are due to return to the US next week to promote the release of their album Hook Me Up. I’ll bet they can’t wait to head back there and away from the grilling the press here are giving them!