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Lindsey Vonn ready to take legal action after photo leak

Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women’s World Cup super-G, in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)


Lindsey Vonn is prepared to take legal action against those who hacked and published her private photos.

“It is an outrageous and despicable invasion of privacy for anyone to steal and illegally publish private intimate photos,” a spokesperson for Vonn said in a statement Monday night. “Lindsey will take all necessary and appropriate legal action to protect and enforce her rights and interests. She believes the individuals responsible for hacking her private photos as well as the websites that encourage this detestable conduct should be prosecuted to the fullest extent under the law.”

Vonn has been training for the Olympic Alpine skiing season.

The World Cup tour begins in October, leading up to the PyeongChang Winter Games in February. Vonn, the 2010 Olympic downhill champion, is a medal contender in multiple events.