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[翻译]American Mosaic - Man Admits Stealing Nude Celebrity Photos

来源:慢速英语   时间:2016-03-18 09:28:58

A Pennsylvania man has admitted to stealing online nude photos and videos from female celebrities.


Those television and movie stars include Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst and Kim Kardashian. Also Vanessa Hudgens, Rihanna, Lea Michele and Hillary Duff.


This information comes from Variety, which covers the entertainment industry.


The FBI said Ryan Collins, 36, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, admitted guilt this week to two criminal charges. Both charges are for illegal use of computers, the FBI said.

美国联邦调查局表示,36岁的宾夕法尼亚人瑞安·柯林斯(Ryan Collins)本周承认两项刑事指控罪名。美国联邦调查局表示,这两项指控都是由于非法使用计算机。

The FBI’s announcement did not name the victims. But it said Collins obtained email and other private information from 122 people. Most are “female celebrities,” the FBI said.


The case has been called “Celebgate.”


The FBI said it has no evidence that Collins posted the nude photos and videos of female stars. Those images began appearing on the Internet in 2014.


But the assistant director at the FBI’s Los Angeles, California, office said Collins still did major harm.


“By illegally accessing intimate details of his victims' personal lives, Mr. Collins violated their privacy and left many to contend with lasting emotional distress, embarrassment and feelings of insecurity,” said Assistant Director David Bowdich.

副主任大卫·鲍迪奇(David Bowdich)表示,“柯林斯通过非法获取此案受害者个人生活的私密细节,侵犯了她们的隐私,并让很多人面临持久的精神损害、窘迫以及不安全感。”

Bowdich said the FBI investigation is continuing.


The FBI said this is how Collins operated: He would send the celebrities emails that appeared to be from Apple and Google. The emails asked for sign in and password information.


Collins used this information to download entire Apple iCloud accounts, including photos and videos, the FBI said.


Bowdich said the case shows the importance of not sharing personal information, such as email passwords. That goes for both stars and regular people, he said.


Apple and Google do not send emails asking for personal information, he said.


Federal prosecutors will recommend that Collins receive an 18-month prison sentence, according to a government press release.


Prosecutor Eileen Decker said Collin’s victims have a right to make statements and attend all hearings in his case.

检察官艾琳·德克尔(Eileen Decker)表示,受害者有权进行陈述和参加柯林斯案件的所有听证会。

The charges were announced in Los Angeles, California, where many of the victims lived. But the FBI said the case will be heard by a court in Pennsylvania, near Collins’ home.


Collins is married and the father of two children, according to website  Lancasteronline.com. It said Collins worked in a sales job and as an art director, but recently showed interest in working as a chef.


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Words in This Story

celebrity – n. a well-known or famous person

nude - adj. having no clothes on

entertainment – adj. the act of amusing or entertaining people

accessing – v. to obtain something

intimate – adj. very personal or private

embarrassment – n. something or someone that causes a person or group to look or feel foolish

password – n. a secret series of numbers or letters that allows you to use a computer system

download – v. the act of copying a computer file into another file or device

prosecutor – n. a lawyer who represents the side in a court case that accuses a person of a crime and who tries to prove that the person is guilty

chef – n. someone who cooks at a restaurant