Accused ‘Twilight’ pirate asserts innocence

Argentinian woman says she lacks the tech savvy

The Argentinian woman accused of pirating images from “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” has insisted that she’s innocent — while Summit’s not backing off on its accusation that she leaked stolen photos from the set last spring.

Summit said Monday that a civil action has been filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles and in Argentina against Daiana Santia among others. Santia asserted Thursday at a news conference in her native town of Posada that she isn’t a hacker and came across the scenes while surfing the Internet, the Associated Press reported.

“I closed everything and that was it,” she said. “I couldn’t do it again even if I wanted to. You enter by navigating, entering by different links. I only saw it, I didn’t distribute it like they say.”

Summit fired back by saying Santia had renerged on a promise to cooperate.

“First and most important this is NOT about greed or the studio wanting to bully a woman from a small town in Argentina,” it said. “Rather, it is about stolen material that is private and sensitive which was obtained by illegally accessing private/secure servers as well as personal email accounts.”

Summit said it met with the Santia family on May 31, at which point the studio was told they would fully cooperate. It asserted that Santia confessed on June 8 that that she accessed servers and email accounts via a systematic attack — stealing photographs, unfinished images and video footage over several months.

“Additionally there is indisputable evidence linking her directly to IP addresses that were used in the unauthorized access,” Summit said. “Her actions appear to be premeditated and not done on a whim, but rather using technology and tactics that require thought as well as time and skill. Because Ms. Santia decided that she does not want to cooperate, Summit has been unable to settle this matter privately with Ms. Santia and her representatives in Argentina.”

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