November 1, 2011 15:57

Taylor Swift 'topless photo' publishers face legal action

Country singer accuses website of posting 'false pornographic images'

Taylor Swift 'topless photo' publishers face legal action

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Taylor Swift has insisted that the 'leaked' topless photographs of her circulating online are fake and is threatening to sue the website who published them.

Lawyers for the country star have sent a letter to celebrity gossip site Celebrity Jihad demanding that they take down the photographs, or they will file a lawsuit for trademark infringement.

The website posted the pictures online with a caption reading 'Taylor Swift Topless Private Pic Leaked?' and claimed that the model in question "bears a striking resemblance " to the singer.

However, according to TMZ, Swift's legal representatives have accused the site of spreading "false pornographic images" and "false news". They also claim that Celebrity Jihad are "considering their options", while Swift has declined to comment on the issue.

Earlier this year, naked photographs of several celebrities including Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson were leaked online. 35-year-old Christopher Chaney was later arrested and taken in for questioning by the FBI, and was suspected of involvement in more than 50 other celebrity hacking cases including Natalie Portman, Jessica Alba and Miley Cyrus.

Previously, The White Stripes' Meg White was the victim of a false pornography scam when a fake sex tape claiming to feature the drummer circulated online, while singer Rihanna was forced to deny rumours that she had made a similarly adult video with the rapper J-Cole in August of this year.

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