The man responsible for hacking and distributing nude photos of over 30 celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence was sent to prison today.
Chicago native Edward Majerczyk was sentenced to nine months in prison and was also ordered to pay $5,700 to one unnamed celebrity for her therapy bills following the crime. His crimes were dubbed “The Fappening” and “CelebGate”.
Between November 2013 and August 2014, Majerczyk hacked into the Gmail and Apple iCloud accounts of more than 300 people including many famous women.
Majerczyk, who pled guilty last year to the cyber crime and was facing up to five years in prison for the crime. The prosecutors and his defense attorneys settled on a nine month sentence behind bars. Likely because he wasn’t accused of selling the nude images for profit.