She was completely distraught when she discovered that some of her new music had been leaked late last year, but now Madonna has revealed that the hacker has finally been caught.
The Queen of Pop, who illustrated her ‘heartbreak’ with a smashed up iPod (obviously), told fans that a man in Israel had been arrested in connection with the leaked material after a lengthy investigation.
Well, thank goodness for that.
Posting the news on her Facebook page, Mads wrote: “I am profoundly grateful to the FBI, the Israeli Police investigators and anyone else who helped lead to the arrest of this hacker.
“I deeply appreciate my fans who have provided us with pertinent information and continue to do so regarding leaks of my music.”
She added: “Like any citizen, I have the right to privacy. This invasion into my life – creatively, professionally, and personally remains a deeply devastating and hurtful experience, as it must be for all artists who are victims of this type of crime.”
Apparently the person in question hacked Madonna’s computer and then leaked new songs, sketches and personal pictures, costing the singer millions.
A police spokesperson said: “The Tel Aviv resident, born in 1976, was believed to have stolen work from a number of artists and sold it online.
“We have confiscated many materials and computer equipment from the suspect’s house and investigations are still under way.”
The superstar told us all just how blimmin’ angry and ‘violated’ she felt when her music suddenly became available on the internet last year… with a rather dramatic snap.
Clearly not satisfied with using actual words to describe how upset she is over her recent music leak, the singer decided to SMASH UP AN IPOD, YEAH.
Pretty sure that little guy was an innocent victim in all of this, Mads.
She wrote: “This broken ipod is a symbol of my broken heart! That my music has been stolen and leaked! I have been violated as a human and an artist! #f***dups**t
Madonna’s manager, Guy Oseary, seemed equally annoyed, tweeting: “I would be grateful to any @madonna fans that can assist us in finding those responsible for the leak.. We appreciate your help..”
Well at least the justice has been served, eh, Mads?
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