By NAN Contributor
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. July 22, 2016: The Congressional representative of the U.S. Virgin Islands says she is “saddened” that someone would hack into her personal computer and leak a topless photo of her.
The FBI and Capitol Police are investigating the claims of Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, D-V.I., who said photos and a personal family video were illegally obtained and disseminated on a fake Facebook account and elsewhere online but are no longer public.
“The theft and distribution of these personal images via the internet marks a new low in Virgin Islands politics,” Congresswoman Plaskett said Thursday. “I am shocked and deeply saddened that someone would stoop to such a level as to invade my marriage and the love of my family in an attempt to besmirch me politically.”
The 52-year-old Congresswoman says the “private” photograph was shared between her and her husband the private playful video shows her husband wearing make-up with the couple’s seven-year-old daughter.
“The theft and dissemination of these images via the internet is a shockingly disgusting invasion of my family’s and my privacy – not to mention criminal acts in violation of both territorial and federal law,” added the Congresswoman. “I know the people of our Virgin Islands are disgusted by individuals who would try to destroy families for political gain. I ask Virgin Islanders to stand with me as the authorities continue to investigate this matter.”
The Congresswoman won her seat in 2014 and is running for re-election against St. Thomas businessman Gordon Ackley and Ronald Russell.