Nick Hogan, the reality television star son of former wrestler Hulk Hogan, has become the first male victim of the celebrity photograph hacking scandal.
Hogan, 24, who featured in the show Hogan Knows Best, had his personal photographs released along with actress Winona Ryder and several other victims including Victoria’s Secret model Erin Heatherton, and actress AnnaLynne McCord.
It was the latest round of private images of celebrities to be stolen from iCloud accounts and distributed online after hacking by cyber-thieves.
Hogan’s pictures included images of high school girlfriends. He told TMZ some of the male images were not in fact of him.
Previous victims of the hackers have included the actress Jennifer Lawrence, the model Kate Upton and the singer Rihanna.
The latest release of stolen images occurred just days after a dozen female celebrities threatened to sue Google for $100 million over its alleged failure to remove the pictures from search indexes.
Marty Singer, a prominent Los Angeles entertainment lawyer, accused Google of “making millions from the victimisation of women”.
Google responded by saying that it had removed tens of thousands of pictures and closed hundreds of accounts. The thefts of the images are being investigated by the FBI.