Earlier this week, Tyga made headlines as it was revealed he was at the center of a nude picture scandal.
According to a report, he allegedly sent naked pictures of himself to a transgender model named Mia Isabella.
Now, the 25-year-old’s lawyer, Lee Hutton, is speaking out — and tells In Touch he’s working with the FBI to figure out how the pictures, believed to be of Kylie Jenner’s beau, were leaked.
Kylie and Tyga in Cannes. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Tyga’s attorney says “from what [he] understands,” it wasn’t Mia who leaked the photos and fake text message conversations.
“She made a statement that it wasn’t her and that this never happened and that ‘while I love men, I am not in love with Tyga and there is no relationship going on there,’” Hutton explains.
“She’s basically running scared after I came out and said I spoke to the FBI.”
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Hutton tells In Touch that the photos — first published on the website LoveBScott.com — were sent to multiple media outlets via e-mail by someone using the name Trinity Lopez. He says the legal team believes “to a certain extent” it's a fake account.
He adds, “With regards to the legal issue, all we need is one person who is redistributing it and then you have damages. Now that I have this email, I’m going to actively try to connect that email to the computer that [they] came from.”
Tyga and his son, King. (Photo Credit: Splash)
By sharing the pictures, “Trinity Lopez” broke several laws, Hutton says.
“[Trinity Lopez is] not legally allowed to report false information, obviously that is slander and libel, so that’s one thing,” he says.
“Also the redistribution of nude photos [in] regards to revenge porn laws ... there's always been an argument about whether the person owns them or not, but using it for the purpose that they did is not only civilly libel, but also criminally. We are going to connect them to that.”
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The attorney continues, “Also we live in a time with cyber bullying going on and this is nothing short of extortion.”
Hutton details the “extortion” claim, explaining that someone made accounts pretending be Mia and one such account threatened the “Rack City” rapper that he had until midnight to respond to the fake profile.
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“What happens is that because of what Trinity Lopez did she has started this snowball effect of illegal activity that will eventually be connected back to her,” he says. “It is not my intention to go after a dozen or 30 million people, I want to go after the source."
He tells In Touch he feels “very confident” that he’ll be able to figure out who is behind the “Trinity Lopez” email.
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While Tyga hasn’t denied that the photos are him, Hutton notes that with Photoshop and fabricated text messages (allegedly sent between Mia Isabella and Tyga), anything is possible.
Now, Hutton says the father-of-one’s legal team is moving forward with the investigation. “We have contacted the FBI so the investigation has started,” he tells In Touch.
“It’s interesting because this is no different than the Jennifer Lawrence iCloud hack. Celebrities have the right to not become victims for the simple fact that they’re celebrities. It’s really unfortunate. I think with these types of situations and the aggressive lawyering, stricter laws will be created.”