Leslie Jones targeted with racist, sexist attacks online

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LOS ANGELES, California — It’s the seamier side of being a celebrity with an online presence. And it’s a side of the Internet that Leslie Jones has now seen twice in recent weeks.

The “Saturday Night Live” comedian’s personal site has been hacked — again. And again, those responsible have littered the site with racist and sexist posts.

The site was taken offline last night after hackers posted explicit photos of the comedian — as well as personal information like her driver’s license and passport. The hackers also inserted a video of a zoo gorilla along with images of Jones posing with fellow celebrities.

Jones took her Twitter site offline last month after a similar attack.

She hasn’t responded publicly to the most recent attack. But fellow comedians have gone online to defend her, calling the hackers’ work in one case a “racist violent assault.”

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