Horas depois de lançar a capa com as 35 mulheres que acusam o comediante Bill Cosby de estupro, o site da revista New York Magazine ficou fora do ar. O motivo? Um ataque de um hacker que disse ter feito isso por que "odeia a cidade de Nova York"
Assim que o problema foi detectado, a revista avisou aos leitores pelo Twitter:
Our site is experiencing technical difficulties. We are aware of the issue, and working on a fix.— New York Magazine (@NYMag) 27 julho 2015
Usando o pseudônimo de "ThreatKing", ele disse ao site The Daily Dot que sobrecarregou os servidores do site e que não o fez por causa da capa com as vítimas de Bill Cosby, mas sim porque teve uma "má experiência quando visitou a cidade de Nova York há dois meses" (!!!).
"Existem muitas pessoas estúpidas na [sic] New York", ele disse ao The Daily Dot via Skype chat. "Eu nem vi a capa, LOL."
Usuário do Twitter Vikingdom2016 twittou sobre o acidente site de segunda-feira (27) e fez referência a ThreatKing.
No começo da tarde, o site voltou a funcionar mas, de acordo com o The New York Times, ficou inacessível novamente.
Jada Yuan, um dos repórteres da NY Mag, tweetou pedindo para as pessoas esperarem e pararem de compartilhar o link.
Hey can we stop Tweeting archived versions of the @NYMag Cosby story? These women waited 35 years. You can wait an hour.— Jada Yuan (@jadabird) 27 julho 2015
Logo depois, a conta do Twitter do usuário que divulgou as informações foi suspensa.
Como estratégia, a NY Mag começou a divulgar os vídeos das entrevistas em sua conta do Instagram.
Victoria Valentino, 72, a former Playboy bunny, was allegedly assaulted by Bill Cosby in 1969. Valentino was dining with her roommate at their usual joint, Café Figaro, where Cosby happened to be part owner. He knew that Valentino’s 6-year-old son had recently died, and he told Valentino’s friend that he thought she could use some cheering up. "He took my roommate and me out to dinner. It was this new hip steak restaurant on the strip near the Whiskey a Go Go called Sneaky Pete’s. He was chatting her up and trying to charm her. And he reached across and put a pill next to my wine glass and said, ‘Here, this will make you feel better,’ and he gave her one. I wasn’t really thinking. I thought, Great, me feel better? You bet. So I took the pill and washed it down with some red wine. And then he reached across and put another pill in my mouth and gave her one. Just after I took the second pill, my face was, like, face-in-plate syndrome, and I just said, ‘I wanna go home.’ He said he would drive us home. We went up this elevator. I sat down, and lay my head back, just fighting nausea. I looked around and he was sitting next to my roommate on the loveseat with this very predatory look on his face. She was completely unconscious. I could hear the words in my head, but I couldn’t form words with my mouth, because I was so drugged out." Tap the photo to hear Victoria Valentino tell her story, and watch her video interview at nymag.com/cosby-women.
Joyce Emmons, 70, was allegedly assaulted by Bill Cosby circa 1979. Emmons managed a comedy club and became friends with Cosby. They had known each other for about two-and-a-half years when Emmons and her friend went out to a club with Cosby and one of his friends. “I had a terrible headache, and I said, ‘Bill, do you have some Tylenol? I have a mother of a headache.’ And he said to me, ‘I have something stronger.’ And I said, ‘You know I don’t do drugs.’ He said, ‘You’re one of my best friends. Would I hurt you?’ And I believed him. All I remember is taking the pill; I don’t remember going to bed. But I do remember waking up in a fog and opening my eyes, and I had no clothes on, and there was Bill’s friend totally naked in bed with me. I said, ‘What the F did you give me?’ He said, ‘Oh, you had a bad headache, you were in so much pain. I gave you a quaalude.’ I was hurt with Bill more than angry at his friend. Bill let him take advantage of me. That kills me. That’s why I know the stories of what he did to the other women are true, because if he didn’t have the respect for me, who was really a close friend, then he could do that to anybody he didn’t know very well.” Tap the photo to hear Joyce Emmons tell her story, and watch her video interview at nymag.com/cosby-women.
Mas, com toda a confusão, ainda bem, a matéria está no ar. Você pode ler clicando aqui.