Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney was one of the many celebrities whose alleged nude photos were hacked and posted online this past weekend. Now, the 18-year-old has reportedly come forward to say she was underage when the stolen photos were taken, and she is seeking legal action, according to TMZ.
Though Maroney initially called the photos "fakes" on Twitter, sources told TMZ that lawyers representing the gymnast sent a letter to Porn.com informing them that Maroney was under the age of 18 in the photos currently hosted on their site, and demand they be removed immediately.
Request for comment made to Maroney's lawyers and manager have yet to be returned to HuffPost Entertainment at this time, but a rep for Porn.com told TMZ that when they received a letter from the athlete's lawyer, they immediately removed all the photos.
What's more, Reddit moderators sent a message out to its users on Sept. 2 also banning any further posting of Maroney's nude photos, reports The Daily Dot.
"The reddit.com site admins have let us know that McKayla Maroney was underage in the photos as well and that we need to remove them. If we don't remove them, then this subreddit will most likely be banned (very quickly)... Due to this, we will be removing any and all things that contain their images. It is considered CP (Child Pornography), and breaks reddit's site-wide rules (in addition to international law, age of consent is completely different than child pornography), and will get this subreddit banned if we were to allow them to be posted."
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