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Leslie Jones Hack: Celebrities Come to Her Defense

UPDATED: Leslie Jones’ website hack has created an outcry on social media. As previously reported, hackers posted nude photos of Jones, along with her passport and drivers license, on her own personal website Wednesday morning.
The site was taken down at 9 a.m. PT, and Jones has not publicly responded to the attacks.

However, other celebrities have taken to Twitter to lend Jones their support. A number are using the same hashtag used when the “Ghostbusters” actress was attacked earlier this summer: #StandWithLeslie.

Hillary Clinton tweeted support for Leslie Jones. The Department of Homeland Security is now investigating the hack.

The Democratic presidential nominee invoked a version of her campaign motto “I’m with her,” writing “I’m with you.”

Paul Feig, who directed Jones in “Ghostbusters,” was one of the first to come to her defense, calling out the “haters” and “trolls.”

Katy Perry labeled the attack “misogynoir,” a reflection the sexist and racist nature of the hack.

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Questlove echoed Perry’s sentiments.

Another musician, Sara Bareilles, said the hack came from “misplaced sadness and anger.”

Jones’ “SNL” costars were among the most vocal respondents:

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Others sent the embattled “Ghostbusters” actress encouraging words:

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Variety‘s co-editor in chief Andrew Wallenstein and TV reporter Elizabeth Wagmeister discussed the fallout from the Jones hack during a Facebook Live chat, both agreeing that the hack was shocking and that Jones will emerge even stronger than before.

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