Agencies that would sell the first exclusive photos of Shakira and Gerard Pique, reported today that the images that were published in the media yesterday were stolen and illegally distributed on the Internet by a hacker.
Manuel Montero, Sales Manager of Gtres Online, one of the agencies that would sell the pictures to celebrity magazines, said a hacker got the photos and then uploaded them to Shakira’s fan site, Shakira Gallery, where anyone can upload photos anonymously.
According to the Gtres Online spokesman, someone called the media to tell them where they could find the photos that confirm the relationship of the Colombian singer and the FC Barcelona player. The agency said it would sue the media that used the photos without permission; most online newspapers have removed the image, however, the photo showing the couple holding hands after leaving a restaurant is still circulating on the social networks.
Shakira Gallery was temporarily closed and issued apology statements in English and Spanish.
Paparazzis are trying to get a picture of the couple kissing.