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Sky Sports Italy presenter hits out at hackers in first comments since naked photos were posted online

Mirror logo Mirror 5/01/2017 Mick Gadd

Credits: CEN © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: CEN A Sky Sports journalist has spoken out for the first time after naked photos of her were posted online by hackers, saying only some of the images were authentic.

Diletta Leotta, 25, a TV presenter and reporter for the network in Italy who has more than a million followers on social media, insists most of the images on the internet were fakes.

She recalled the heart-stopping moment when she realised that her smartphone had been hacked and that pictures she considered private had entered the public domain.

Leotta said: "My phone would not stop ringing with calls, messages, WhatsApp... I didn't cry at first. I found strength I didn't even know I had. But after three days, yes, I succumbed.

"Those photos maybe I sent to someone, perhaps a couple of them. I hadn't seen the pictures for years. I thought I had deleted them. I wouldn't even describe them as sexy.

"I became aware that they were part of my private archive. Someone must have intentionally hacked into my iCloud account."

Credits: CEN © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: CEN But Leotta said that she felt no regrets or guilt over what happened to her and urged other victims of hacking abuse to follow her example.

She added: "I want to say to the girls or the boys who have experienced the same thing, that you should not feel guilty.

"Everyone has the right to do what they want with their life, their privacy and their mobiles."

The popular presenter said that she had even been accused "by less intelligent and sensitive people" of leaking the photographs herself for the publicity.

But Leotta insisted: "It seems clear that the road I want to take is very different."

After her pictures were leaked online, Leotta was supported by Italian footballer Mario Balotelli, 26, who said: "Everyone is free to do what they want with their body, for better or worse. People who abused this situation are a**holes."

Leotta presents Sky Sports' coverage of Serie B football in Italy, along with colleague Gianluca Di Marzio.

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