Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer, representing the female celebrities who saw their nude images leaked online, has threatened to sue Google for $100m (£62m) for not removing the images from its search engine.
By failing to remove the leaked images, Google looked “to capitalize [sic] on this scandal rather than quash it”, Singer claimed in a letter to the search giant (seen in full below).
The letter further went on to say: "Google knows the images are hacked stolen property, private and confidential photos and videos unlawfully obtained and posted by pervert predators who are violating the victims' privacy rights ... Yet Google has taken little or no action to stop these outrageous violations.
"Because the victims are celebrities with valuable publicity rights you do nothing – nothing but collect millions of dollars in advertising revenue... as you seek to capitalize [sic] on this scandal rather than quash it."
Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Rihanna were amongst the celebrities whose images were stolen from their iCloud accounts.