Former Bachelor star Amanda Stanton got honest with fans on Tuesday as she revealed a hacker has been sending nude photos of her to friends and family.
In an emotional video posted to her Instagram Story, the mother of two explained an anonymous person emailed her a few weeks ago and revealed he had hacked into her doctor’s database and stole nude photos of her from her breast augmentation.
Not only did the hacker threaten to send the photos to all the people she follows on Instagram, but he also asked her to pay him “a lot of money.” She decided to go public with the story in order to give the hacker less power.
“He sent them to my friend’s boyfriend, he sent them to people who I work with, he sent them to producers at ABC. And it was just kind of out of my control and there was nothing I could do about it, so I figured that I might as well just address it,” she shared.
“I just want to say, thank you, and I’m sorry that I haven’t responded to everybody. It’s just been hard explaining the story so many times and I just don’t want to give somebody like that power over me and I hope that maybe, just by addressing it, that he’ll stop.”
While having nude photos of herself out there is upsetting, she’s more emotional over the fact she’s been violated and taken advantage of. Ultimately, she just wants this person to stop harassing her and the people she cares about.
“Of course it’s something that I didn’t want out there, but it’s not the end of the world if people see my boobs. But I think I’m just so frustrated and I feel very violated. I’ve also been harassed every single day. I don’t know what other information this person has. It’s just been kind of exhausting.”
This news came just a few hours after Stanton revealed she had been suffering from severe anxiety in an Instagram post.
The past week has been rough for me. I won’t get into detail but my anxiety is out of control and I’ve been extremely stressed over some things that are completely out of my control.
“Losing sleep, having no motivation and just haven’t been myself because of it. As much as I know I shouldn’t stress over things that I can’t control, it seems impossible,” she wrote.
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The past week has been rough for me. I won’t get into detail but my anxiety is out of control and I’ve been extremely stressed over some things that are completely out of my control. Losing sleep, having no motivation and just haven’t been myself because of it. As much as I know I shouldn’t stress over things that I can’t control, it seems impossible. Praying that I find peace this week and if anyone else is going through something similar, I’m praying for you too🙏🏼❤️ I know I don’t normally post this kind of stuff but I’m going to be more real with you guys, even if it’s a little scary.