Kate Upton recently made a point of saying she would nude pose nude for photos, but personal pictures of her naked ended up on the internet anyway.
The FBI is investigating whether the nude photos of Upton and many other celebrities that ended up on the internet Sunday were the result of the people falling for phishing scams rather than hackers exposing an iCloud security breach. Regardless of what investigators determine, the most likely scenario is that the nude photos of Upton came from the phone of her boyfriend, Justin Verlander.
A set of several photos made it onto the net Sunday that included naked shots of Upton. The photos appeared to come from one specific phone’s camera roll. That camera roll contained multiple pictures of Verlander in various stages of undress. The photos also contained pictures of women other than Kate Upton. Figuring that this was Verlander’s camera roll, the photos probably were ones texted to him by other women. That doesn’t necessarily mean Verlander’s cheating on her — the two were broken up for most of 2013 from what we can tell — and we don’t know when he received them.
Additional proof that the photos came from Verlander’s phone was discovered by Deadspin. They were able to reverse track the data for the leaked photos and discovered that most of them followed Verlander’s traveling schedule with the Tigers.
On Sunday, there was an imgur gallery of photos on the net that seemed to be derived from Verlander’s phone. That gallery is no longer on the internet.