Nicole Scherzinger was devastated when hackers leaked an intimate video of her with exLewis Hamilton. The former Pussycat Dolls singer broke her silence on the scandal. "I genuinely don’t understand why someone would do something like this, or why they would leak it. It’s an unbelievably mean thing to do," Scherzinger, 40, told The Sun in an interview published this weekend.
The 30-second clip of the couple kissing and groping in bed was reportedly viewed nearly 600,000 times.
A source told The Sun of the hack, "Nicole and Lewis were both horrified at the breach, and want to get to the bottom of it. They want to know how the hell it got leaked." The insider added, "It’s been mortifying for Nicole, and she feels really violated.
She wants to keep a low profile for now, keep her head down and just plough on with work.— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) November 28, 2019
She just wants to get on with her life, and forget this ever happened." Scherzinger and the Formula 1 racer, 34, dated off and on from 2008 to 2015, when they split for good. NICOLE Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton's hacked video has been viewed more than 600,000 times despite a furious legal battle to remove it from the internet.
The mobile phone clip is two and a half minutes long and shows the former couple kissing and cuddling on a bed before their split in 2015.
Nicole, 40, and F1 champ Lewis, 32, are the latest celebs to fall victim to hackers, who obtained the clip via cracking their passwords for iCloud, social media or messaging accounts.
The leaked footage had been watched 286,000 times just a day after it was shared online, but that number has since soared to 600,000. Nicole has mounted a legal battle to get it wiped from the internet and is "distressed and worried" that more leaks will follow.
A source tells The Sun Online: "Nicole will be heartbroken that such footage has found its way online.
"It was never intended for the public domain .. Nicole wants it down. "It’s hugely embarrassing and distressing for her to have something this intimate and private out there.
"Nicole’s very worried that more videos and pictures will be leaked in the next couple of days.
"She’s particularly worried as she deleted that video a long time ago, so it must have been hacked from the Cloud." Nicole and Lewis dated on and off for eight years before splitting in 2015.