Leslie Jones has suffered a wave of racist and sexist abuse at the hands of online trolls that ended in her website being shut down.
The Ghostbusters star’s personal website was taken down on Wednesday after hackers broke into the domain and posted various explicit pictures of the star.
The hateful hackers also posted videos of deceased Cincinnati Zoo gorilla Harambe and images of Jones posing with other celebs including Rihanna, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West.
Perhaps even more shockingly, the hackers posted her drivers’ licence and her passport.
Shortly after the attack, Jones’ co-stars and colleagues jumped to her defence on social media.
“What’s happening to @Lesdoggg is an absolute outrage. Alt right, haters, trolls, “comedians,” whoever the f**k you all are, you’re just sad,” Ghostbusters director Paul Feig wrote.
“Let’s turn our anger at trolls into love for Leslie Jones and into strategies to protect all the heroines who don’t deserve this bulls**t,” writer and actress Lena Dunham chimed in.
Jones’ fellow Saturday Night Live cast members also had their say on the attacks on Twitter. Aidy Bryant said she was “so angry, disgusted and sad about this racist violent assault on leslie.”
“May many (more) bad things befall the cowards who’ve attacked my friend, @Lesdoggg. They are the worst of humanity, where she is the best,” Tarran Killam wrote.
Jones herself has not yet responded to the online attacks.