Former Dowton Abbey actress Jessica Brown Findlay is the latest star to be linked to the large-scale celebrity hacking scandal.
A spokesperson for the star told The Telegraph that Brown Findlay appears in stolen video clips, with her lawyer commenting that the leak is “a serious violation of her rights” , causing her “extreme distress and embarrassment.”
Dan Stevens, who appeared alongside the actress in ITV’s Downton Abbey, said he was “really feeling” for his former co-star and criticised the “despicable behaviour” of the hackers perpetrating these invasions of privacy.
Speaking during a live webchat on The Guardian website, he said: “I’m really feeling for her [Brown Findlay] this week as she fell victim to some pretty despicable behaviour, not only on the part of this strange new breed of hacker, but also the press and this pathetic culture of clickbaiting.
“We’re at a crucial crossroads where we need to examine our online moral and ethical practice and align it much more with our ‘real life’ conscience.”
So far, nude photos of over 100 celebrities have been leaked online following an alleged iCloud leak.
Other names which have been linked to the incident include Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kim Kardashian, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Kirsten Dunst. Selena Gomez, Kate Upton and Ariana Grande.
Brown Findlay is best known for playing Lady Sybil in Downton Abbey and recently starred in the BBC’s adaptation of Jamaica Inn.