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Former Disney actress Bella Thorne has come under fire by some for posting several topless photos of herself on Twitter on Saturday. Read more: Bella Thorne posted nude photos of herself on Twitter after a hacker allegedly threatened to leak them. Now, fans are sounding off on Twitter as to whether or not Thorne made a good decision by posting the photos herself. Multiple users pointed out that most everyone has taken a racy photo of themselves before — celebrities are just under more scrutiny than regular people. After the Hollywood Reporter tweeted a link to a story about Thorne's decision, several users also shared their thoughts on her situation. She condemned Thorne's decision to take nude photos, saying, " If you're famous, I don't care how old you are. You don't take nude pictures of yourself. Thorne was allegedly the victim of a hacker who obtained nude photos of her and threatened to circulate them online.
Thorne released a number of screenshots of a phone text exchange as well as a long statement issued via the Notes app on Twitter. In the screenshots of the text exchanges Thorne shared, the anonymous individual initially contacted Thorne by sending a picture of herself topless. Since the incident and her Twitter statement, Thorne spoke to The Hollywood Reporter saying she believed it was a 17 year old male who blackmailed her. Other actresses who have spoken out against revenge porn include Mischa Barton, who won a landmark revenge porn lawsuit in after her ex-boyfriend Jon Zacharias distributed sexual video footage filmed on hidden cameras without her consent.
Her parents, Rachel and Mike, are a nurse and a police lieutenant and Hill went to schools in the Santa Clarita valley before attending California State University. After university she began her career as a policy advocate at People Assisting the Homeless, a non-profit organisation developing affordable and supportive services for the homeless in California. She rose through the ranks to become Executive Director of the organisation before announcing her candidacy for California's 25th congressional district in as a Democrat. She was elected on November 6, , as the first openly bisexual member of congress from California. Leaked pictures of Hill emerged in October one day after the year-old became the subject of a House ethics investigation into allegations that she bedded two young legislative staffers, one male and one female. One of the images appears to show the congresswoman nude with a "bong" filled with a brown liquid and an Iron Cross style tattoo on her midriff. Another image appears to show the congresswoman, 32, kissing a female staffer, who has since been identified as year-old Morgan Desjardins. After the images were released, Hill's lawyer sent out a cease-and-desist letter to the Daily Mail, demanding it take down the images as this was an "invasion of privacy.