Last week, explicit photos of the Wisconsin women’s volleyball team were leaked online, triggering a police investigation. The photos apparently came from the phone of a player.
On Oct. 19, the UW-Madison Police Department launched an investigation into “multiple crimes” after “private photos” of the Badgers’ women’s volleyball team surfaced online “without consent.”
In December 2021, Wisconsin’s locker room was reported to have been photographed following its Big Ten championship win.
An investigation has been launched after ‘private’ photos of the Wisconsin volleyball team were leaked online
According to previous reports, photos were taken from the players’ phones, and UWPD Executive Director of Communications Marc Lovicott confirmed that fact to Fox News Digital on Thursday.
In an email, Lovicott said, “The investigation does not involve any student athletes.”.
Players contacted the police after videos and photos uploaded to the internet were “not intended for public consumption.”, according to the university’s statement last week.
According to the statement, the unauthorized sharing constitutes a significant and wrongful invasion of student-athlete privacy, as well as a violation of university policy and criminal statutes.
It is our top priority to support our student-athletes, and we are providing them with the appropriate services and resources.” UWPD is investigating multiple crimes, including sharing sensitive photos without consent. In this case, UWPD is not investigating the volleyball student-athletes for any wrongdoing.
An investigation is still underway, according to police.