The celebrity phone hacking scandal is over, but that doesn’t mean our favorite Hollywood stars are safe from the wrath of tabloid turmoil. Taylor Swift is now the center of some very unwanted attention after a tabloid website posted an alleged nude photo of her and now the singer is threatening legal action. Taylor claims the photo in question isn’t of her and demanded that the site remove the post immediately or she’ll sue for trademark infringement. Her lawyers sent over a letter to the online company, saying the site contains “false pornographic images and false ‘news'” about the teen singer, but a rep for the site says the blog is considering its options before deciding which course of action to take.
The post shows a topless woman who resembles Taylor under the headline “Taylor Swift Topless Private Pic Leaked?” So it comes down to a matter of trust — who are we more willing to believe: a tabloid or the celebrity victim? For me, this always depends on the celebrity. If this were an issue involving Lindsay Lohan, then I’d be more inclined to think the site has a valid photo, but since it’s America’s sweetheart we’re talking about, I feel the site is simply trying to gain some extra attention…which seems to be working. But doubt the photo is genuine and I seriously doubt the integrity of this website. The singer is only 21 years old so it’s revolting that the company even wanted to post the picture in the first place.