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Celebs stand with Leslie Jones after hackers publish nude photos

by Eun Kyung Kim / / Source: TODAY

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Celebrity friends are once again coming to the defense of “Ghostbusters” actress Leslie Jones, this time after hackers posted what appear to be explicit photos of Jones, along with pictures of her passport, her driver’s license and an image of the gorilla Harambe on her website.

Paul Feig, Jones' "Ghostbusters" director, called what was happening "an absolute outrage" and described her "alt right, haters, trolls" and other critics as "just sad" in a tweet.

The cyberattack is the latest episode of online harassment Jones has faced recently. She briefly left Twitter last month after trying to battle online trolls who showered her with a storm of racist and sexist tweets.

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Jones, 48, later returned to the social media platform to show her support for the Rio Olympics. She also became a standout celebrity supporter of Team USA after video clips showing her enthusiastic support for the gymnasts, volleyball players and other elite athletes went viral, winning her a trip to Brazil.

Last month, Jones spoke about what happened to her online with "Late Night" host Seth Myers.

"What scared me was the injustice of a gang of people jumping against you for such a sick cause. And it's so mean," she said.

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