A bikini photo of British actor Helen Mirrlees was taken from a photographer’s smartphone and circulated online, an investigation has found.
The photos, which were taken in 2014, were posted on Instagram on Monday by someone who claims to be a “friend” of the actor.
“I think they stole this photo from someone and are trying to sell it online,” the Instagram user, who asked to be identified only as @gopmike, wrote.
The photographer was not identified.
The account is being used by a group calling itself “Helen Mirrles Bikini Thieves”.
The group has been active on social media and has made more than 100 fake Instagram accounts and Instagram accounts.
Its founder, @golvajean, said the photo was taken by the British actor and the owner was not aware of the copyright claim until the photos were taken.
Mr Golvjajean has also posted the photo on social networking sites such as Twitter, Reddit and Facebook.”
He’s just not comfortable with her having this photo on her phone and selling it,” Mr Golvajajean said.
Mr Golvjajean has also posted the photo on social networking sites such as Twitter, Reddit and Facebook.
He said the account was not involved in any way in the sale of the photos.
“It’s not a fake account, its just the person that made the claim, and it’s not us,” Mr Kolvaje said.
The Instagram account has been deleted.