Taylor Swift Reportedly Pursuing Legal Action Against Toronto Resident Accused of Creating, Sharing Explicit AI-Generated Images of Her

Swifties are attempting to leak the alleged creator's address online

BY Ben OkazawaPublished Jan 26, 2024

Taylor Swift is reportedly considering taking legal action against a Toronto man who's been accused of creating and spreading explicit, AI-generated deepfakes of her on X (formerly Twitter). 

The alleged creator, Zubear Abdi, has made his X account private amidst the accusations as Swifties attempt to leak his address online.

"Just need a list of possible addresses and confirmations so we can finally take that freak down," wrote one Twitter user, after exposing that Abdi lives in Scarborough.

Although it hasn't been confirmed whether Abdi was the one who created and shared the images, Newsweek reported this week to have seen a tweet posted before he went private that read: "My Taylor post went viral and now everyone is posting it."

The viral images in question feature Swift in suggestive positions at Kansas City Chiefs games, which she's been attending regularly since going public with NFL star Travis Kelce.

According to an unnamed source via tabloid publication Daily Mail, the pop megastar is not only thinking about suing the creator, but also wants to push for laws to be implemented against AI deepfakes. 

"Whether or not legal action will be taken is being decided but there is one thing that is clear: these fake AI-generated images are abusive, offensive, exploitative, and done without Taylor’s consent and/or knowledge," the source said. "The door needs to be shut on this. Legislation needs to be passed to prevent this and laws must be enacted."

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