Outrage as videos, photos showing Wisconsin women volleyball players celebrating while lifting bras leaked

Outrage as videos, photos showing Wisconsin women volleyball players celebrating while lifting bras leaked
Private photos of Wisconsin Badgers women's volleyball that were taken after the team clinched the Big Ten title in November 2021 were leaked online (Wisconsin Volleyball/ Facebook)

MADISON, WISCONSIN: The University of Wisconsin said in a statement on Wednesday, October 19, that police are probing "multiple" potential crimes after private photos and videos of women volleyball players were posted online without their consent. The authorities launched their investigation after they received multiple reports from the university athletes, although the details about the nature of the images or recordings were not provided. 

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According to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, most of the content that was posted has been removed. One of the pictures, allegedly circulating without permission was received by the outlet which showed several players having their sports bras lifted during the team’s private celebration after winning the Big Ten title in November 2021. 

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"We are aware that private photos and video of UW volleyball student-athletes that were never intended to be shared publicly are being circulated digitally," the athletics department said on Wednesday, noting that "the unauthorized sharing is a significant and wrongful invasion of the student-athletes' privacy, including potential violations of university policies and criminal statutes." "UWPD is not investigating the volleyball student-athletes for wrongdoing in this matter," the statement continued. "Our top priority is supporting our student-athletes and we are providing them with the appropriate services and resources."

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MEAWW previously reported that students at a private university in Mohali staged a major protest over claims that videos of several female pupils "bathing" were recorded and uploaded on the internet. The massive protest took place around midnight on September 17, at Chandigarh University campus located on Ludhiana-Chandigarh road. University officials rejected reports that clips of women students were recorded and shared on social media. Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police Vivek Sheel Soni told reporters that the demonstration erupted following a "rumor" that several female wards had been victims of an MMS scandal. He said an FIR for voyeurism had been registered and a woman student had been arrested. Reports suggested one student collapsed after stumbling upon the videos online and was rushed to the hospital.

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As reported by India Today, chaos ensued Saturday night at the university after the female suspect was confronted for making adult clips of herself and fellow hostel students, which apparently surfaced on the internet. The woman student was allegedly recording the clips and sending them to a man in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla, from where he uploaded them on the web. Students were left speechless after stumbling upon obscene clips of them bathing online. There were reports that a woman attempted to kill herself after the bathing clips went viral, but authorities dismissed those claims. 
 

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