Scarlett Johansson should get $66k for hacking
By Tribute News on June 26, 2012 | 1 Comment
Scarlett Johansson should be paid $66,719.49 in restitution by admitted hacker Christopher Chaney. According to the sentencing recommendation filed by the US State's Attorneys' Office, the Avengers actress is entitled to that amount after having her privacy invaded. The federal court recommended only $7,500 for Christina Aguilera who was also a victim when naked images were obtained by Christopher. 'The Voice' US judge's amount came about because although her email was hacked, she never had to deal with a website posting her nude photographs like Scarlett. However, the state's attorney finds it "unlikely," given his employment record, that the hacker will be able to "repay any significant amount to the victims." Therefore, they are also asking for a "high-end" prison sentence of 71 months. Apparently he took naked images of Christina from her stylist's email account and Scarlett's from emails she sent to her then husband Ryan Reynolds. Chaney pleaded guilty in March to nine counts of unauthorised computer access and wiretapping. He hacked almost daily for two years into email accounts of 50 people in the entertainment industry. His sentencing is scheduled for July 23.