The Wisconsin Badgers women’s volleyball is the volleyball team representing the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the NCAA Division I women’s program. After private, never intended-for-public viewing images and videos of the women’s volleyball team were posted online, the University of Wisconsin’s police department opened an investigation.
The student-athletes contacted the UW-Madison Police Department when they became aware that photos they had taken were making the rounds on social media. Badgers’ athletic department issued a statement on Twitter regarding the leaked images.
We are aware that private photos and video of UW volleyball student-athletes that were never intended to be shared publicly are being circulated digitally.
The unauthorized sharing is a significant and wrongful invasion of the student-athletes’ privacy, including potential violations of university policies and criminal statutes.
UWPD is investigating multiple crimes, including sharing sensitive photos without consent.”
The images and videos were captured following the team’s Big Ten championship win in November of last year. Several squad members are apparently seen posing while lifting their sports bras in one of the images. Private photographs were never intended for public seeing.
The majority of the pictures were deleted from the internet. UW Athletics addressed their top priority. “Our top priority is supporting our student-athletes and we are providing them with the appropriate services and resources.” The UW women’s volleyball team is presently ranked 5th in the US with a 13-3 record. Check out the tweet and video below.
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