This article was alerted to us via a comment on our Facebook posting about this morning’s article “The sexual threats against Emma Watson are an attack on every woman.” I was then urged to republish it from a concerned commenter.
via “Emma Watson nude photo threats were apparently a plot to kill 4chan” at The Verge:
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Anonymous users of infamous web forum 4chan leaked stolen nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, and scores of other women on September 1st. Three weeks later, anonymous 4chan users threatened to do it again. Their new target would be Emma Watson, the actress best known for portraying teenage schoolgirl Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies.
This time, the anonymous figures appeared more organized. Shortly after the threats appeared online, someone set up a dedicated site — emmawatsonyouarenext.com — and started a countdown to the time and date that they would release the images.