Comedian Whitney Cummings took her power back from an alleged hacker whom she accused of threatening to extort her with a topless photo.
The image is reportedly a screenshot from an Instagram story in which the 36-year-old former “Roseanne” showrunner accidentally exposed her nipple.
She explained in a series of tweets on Monday, “1) In April I accidentally posted an insta story that showed nipple. Once I realized, I deleted. The people who took screen grabs are trying to get money from me, some said they have offers to sell them, some are asking for money to not post the photo.”
Attaching the topless photo, she continued, “2) They all must think I’m way more famous than I am, but they also must think I’m way more easily intimidated than I am. If anyone is gonna make money or likes off my nipple, it’s gonna be me. So here it all is, you foolish dorks.”
“When a woman in the public eye is extorted, we have to spend time, money and energy dealing with it, hiring lawyers and security experts, and living with a pit in our stomach about when and how we will be humiliated,” Cummings stated. Y’all can have my nipple, but not my time or money anymore.”
As far as the identities of the alleged hackers, Cummings was surprisingly empathetic in her reason for not sharing them.
2)They all must think I’m way more famous than I am, but they also must think I’m way more easily intimidated than I am. If anyone is gonna make money or likes off my nipple, it’s gonna be me. So here it all is, you foolish dorks. pic.twitter.com/cet4YEXVyG
— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) August 12, 2019
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