Lori LaManna, Sexy Model, Nabs Suspect Who Allegedly Posted Her Photos On Porn Site

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Like many aspiring performing artists, Lori LaManna has worked as an actress, dancer and model. Now she can add one more title to her resume: sleuth.

LaManna's brief stint as a novice investigator began after someone allegedly hacked into her online portfolio, downloaded her professionally shot photos and then uploaded them to an Indonesian porn site, the New York Post reports.

The New York City native learned that the images were posted on the X-rated site through a friend but didn't know who stole the images or how they got there. So she then turned to police for help, but she says that they weren't much help.

"The detectives said I was basically out of luck," LaManna, 22, told the Post. "They thought it was another stupid girl sending out naked pictures of myself and now I would have to pay the price. That wasn't the case."

Having the images show up on the adult site was devastating, she said. "It was like being molested. My personal space was invaded. I was violated," LaManna said, adding that the incident sent her into an emotional tailspin that required her to cancel a photo shoot and a music-video audition.

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Faced within inaction on the part of the New York City Police, LaManna spent the next 24 hours looking for who might have stolen her photos.

LaManna suspected that the hacker might be 23-year-old Nicholas Defina, an acquaintance who had recently contacted her several times through Facebook under an alias and asked her for nude photos.

"My response was, 'No, only me and my photographer have access to my full photo shoot. This is not porn. Don't be disrespectful,' " said LaManna, who has appeared in small roles on the NBC series, "Smash," and the hit CBS drama, "The Good Wife."

An Internet search of a screen name associated with Defina's Yahoo email account, which allegedly was used to gain access to the portfolio, led to his MySpace page. Armed with the info, LaManna went back to police, telling them, "I know who it is," she told the Post.

Police took the evidence and traced the email address back to a laptop at Defina's residence on Staten Island.

As the Post reports, detectives interviewed Defina on Nov. 9, when he allegedly admitted to stealing the photos. Investigators searched his computer, with Defina's consent, and found the racy images. Defina was arrested last week and charged with three criminal counts.

And what does the NYPD have to say to explain their initial inaction? Department spokesman Paul Browne told the Post that detectives did their job. "Maybe not as quickly as [LaManna] preferred, but they did their job, nonetheless," he said.




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S321Saint

What the boy (I refuse to call him a man) did was wrong..glad he was caught. Now....explain how "racy" photos were even taken? I mean if she was so indignant about it. She is a model, I'm sure there are many racy photos of her that grade school boys and girls shouldnt see...and that are in the public domain. What I'm confused about is her feeling like she was molested. She admits to photos that only "her and her photographer" has seen...so if you didnt want them public...WHY take them? I've heard ad nauseum of women who take soft porn pictures and videos of themselves...then whine and complain when someone finds it and posts it online somewhere. If you think that badly about having them done....WHY HAVE THEM DONE?

November 23 2012 at 11:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Erik Baran

So it's her fault someone hacked her private site, stole her private possessions and posted them, without her permission, on a porn site because she had them taken? Twisted logic. It's like no fault insurance; you're partial responsible for an accident, even if it was 100% the other guy's fault, because you were on the road. What a consenting adult does in their private life doesn't give anyone else the right to exploit it.

November 25 2012 at 4:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ty

Uploading pictures and waiting to sue or prosecute as we speak!

November 21 2012 at 9:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sharisez

What do cops do these days, other than terrorize and kill innocent people.?

November 21 2012 at 6:48 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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Erik Baran

Yep, that's all they do. Here's yer sign.

November 25 2012 at 4:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mild

Nowhere in this article does it state that the stolen photos were nudes.

I hope most of the people commenting on this article are never selected for jury duty.

November 21 2012 at 4:45 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Nelly

Um I just want to point out that the sexists and close minded comments are all but welcoming. But I would liek to point out that even though she took pictures like that, she is mad that they ended up on a ANY site WITHOUT her permission. So instead of thinking of her as a ***** who let her business get out there but her as a hard working model/actress whose property was STOLEN and distributed illegally. I mean while we at it why do singers get mad if we download their music for free? I mean people were meant the listen to it and enjoy it any way {that was sarcasm so you know}.

November 21 2012 at 4:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
andre.ccc

This girl is TRASH PERIOD! if I take porn pics and get mad they get posted on a porn site im a DUMB *****

November 21 2012 at 2:55 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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Erik Baran

Who said they were porn picture? Her possessions were stolen and posted, without her permission. But at least the last three words of your post ring true.

November 25 2012 at 4:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
andre.ccc

She's had naked pictures taken of her vigina breast butt and is mad they got posted on a porn site what a slut!

November 21 2012 at 2:54 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
hereticsXkillers

Why did she have naked pictures taken professionally anyway if not for porn?

November 21 2012 at 2:11 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Rozadrian

wow

November 21 2012 at 12:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dimmerplane

"And what does the NYPD have to say to explain their initial inaction? Department spokesman Paul Browne told the Post that detectives did their job. "Maybe not as quickly as [LaManna] preferred, but they did their job, nonetheless," he said." That is interesting because the officers only did their 'job' after Ms. Lamanna did the investigation and then gave that information to the officers. It doesn't say much for the NYPD. The fact that Ms. Lamanna had photos on her portfolio was not permission or an invitation for that criminal to hack into her account.

November 21 2012 at 12:17 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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o my GAWD, Mike!

Ay, ya know, we did our job, so, whaddya complainin' about? -.-

November 21 2012 at 2:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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