A video and image of the American Virgin Island’s congressional delegate appeared online Wednesday, the result of a hacking incident of the computer of Representative Stacey Plaskett (D-VI).
Plaskett is blaming political opponents for the intrusion.
A video of Plaskett’s husband, Jonathan Buckney-Small, nude and wearing makeup appeared along with a topless image of Plaskett appeared briefly before being removed.
The video shot by Plaskett also shows one of her children appearing momentarily.
Responding to the hack and the video and images appearing online, Plaskett’s office released a statement which read:
“The theft and distribution of these personal images via the internet marks a new low in Virgin Islands politics. 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.”
“Private photographs shared between my husband and me, as well as a private playful video of our family, including one of our children, were illegally obtained and disseminated via the internet. To say my family and I are greatly upset would be a tremendous understatement.”
Plaskett’s office added it did contact both the FBI and U.S. Capitol Hill Police to report the hack and request investigation of the matter.
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