Leaked photos of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team originated from player’s phone
𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗶𝘁 𝗽𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗻’𝘀 𝘄𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻’𝘀 𝘃𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘆𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸, 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗮 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗱𝗹𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗮 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿’𝘀 𝗽𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗲.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗪𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗮 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗻 𝗢𝗰𝘁. 𝟭𝟵 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 “𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗽𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝘀” 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝗱𝗴𝗲𝗿𝘀’ 𝘄𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻’𝘀 𝘃𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘆𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗰𝗶𝗿𝗰𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 “𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁,” 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗪-𝗠𝗮𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗗𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 “𝗺𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀.”
“UWPD is investigating multiple crimes, including sharing sensitive photos without consent. UWPD is not investigating the ᴠᴏʟʟᴇʏʙᴀʟʟ sᴛᴜᴅᴇɴᴛ-ᴀᴛʜʟᴇᴛᴇs for wrongdoing in this matter. Our top priority is supporting our student-athletes and we are providing them with the appropriate services and resources.”
Police say the investigation is still ongoing.
The university’s statement last week stated that photos and video, which were “never intended to be shared publicly,” were being posted on the internet, prompting players to contact the police.
“The unauthorized sharing is a significant and wrongful invasion of the student-athletes’ privacy, including potential violations of university policies and criminal statutes,” the statement read.
Reports at the time indicated that photos were taken in the locker room following Wisconsin’s Big Ten title victory in December 2021.