Amid the ongoing nude photo leak scandal surrounding several actresses, website Celeb Jihad claimed to have found a nude photo of Halle Berry. However, it was later revealed that the purported nude photo of the Oscar-winning actress was photoshopped by the website to show her exposing her breasts.
The image in question was obtained from Berry’s Instagram account last week. The actress shared the photo of her wearing a laced top, captioning it: “Me when someone says ‘I’m coming over and I’ve got snacks.’” The photo did not show the actress exposing her breasts but showed off a hint of cleavage.
According to Gossip Cop, Celeb Jihad claimed that it had Berry’s “topless” photo. Celeb Jihad, which recently leaked nude photos of several actresses who were victims of the scandal — dubbed as the “Fappening 2.0” — reportedly adjusted the light and coloring of Berry’s photo to make her outfit look more sheer.
Gossip Cop debunked the fake news spread by Celeb Jihad, and said that it reached out to Berry to find if she was planning to take legal actions.
Celeb Jihad has been earlier threatened with lawsuits for releasing nude photos of Emma Watson and Amanda Seyfried. The leak last month was similar to the incident that occurred in 2014, called “the fappening” — a subreddit by the same name that was created for pictures and news related to the leaked images that were first posted on 4chan. A-list stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Victoria Justice and Ariana Grande were some of the targets of the leak in 2014.
In March, stars like Watson, Seyfried, Rose McGowan, figure skater Analeigh Tipton, model Dylan Penn, “Arrow” star Katie Cassidy, WWE “Total Divas” star Paige and many others found their nude photos being leaked online by Celeb Jihad.
“Photos from a clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago have been stolen,” Watson’s publicist told BBC last month responding to pictures showing the “Harry Potter” star in a bathtub. “They are not nude photographs. Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further.”