Ex-EastEnders star Jill Halfpenny ‘has intimate photos leaked online by hackers in cyber attack’
The former Strictly Come Dancing star, 43, is said to be ‘very upset’ as it was claimed 19 intimate photos of her had been posted online.
A source told the website: ‘Jill is very upset. These pictures were never meant for public consumption. It’s an invasion of her privacy.’
Claim: Ex EastEnders star Jill Halfpenny has allegedly had intimate photos leaked online by hackers, reports The Sun
MailOnline has contacted Jill’s representatives for comment.
Jill is best known for her roles in Coronation Street as Rebecca Hopkins (1999-2000) and as Kate Mitchell in EastEnders (2002-2005).
She also won the second series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2004.
Earlier this year, a video of formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton kissing and cuddling his ex-girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger was leaked online by hackers.
Photos: The former Strictly Come Dancing star, 43, is said to be ‘very upset’ as it was claimed 19 intimate photos of her had been posted online
Role: Jill played Kate Mitchell in EastEnders from 2002-2005
Mobile phone footage showed the pair, who split in 2015, lying on a bed together while being intimate.
The two-and-a-half clip has been viewed by at least 286,000 times since it was shared, according to The Sun.
A source told the newspaper: ‘Nicole will be heartbroken that such footage has found its way online’.
The private film of former X Factor judge Nicole, 40, and sports star Lewis, 32, was reportedly not intended for the ‘public domain’.
After a rollercoaster eight-year relationship, the high-profile couple decided to split for the fourth and final time in 2015.
Scores of celebrities have had private pictures published on the internet, including Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence whose nude photos were leaked in 2014.
Others who have had private pictures leaked online are Sienna Miller, Tamzin Outhwaite, Nicole Scherzinger and Rhian Sugden.
A source told the website: ‘Jill is very upset. These pictures were never meant for public consumption. It’s an invasion of her privacy’