As a singer, actress, and former star of both Love & Hip-Hop: New York and Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood, Teairra Mari has developed quite an impressive resume.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t her professional achievements that made her a trending topic on Twitter today.
Mari’s Instagram followers were stunned this afternoon when a number of very explicit video and several intimate photos appeared on her page.
The content was quickly deleted, but sadly, the damage had already been done.
Several media outlets reposted the images and video, and as of this writing, more than 15,000 people have tweeted about the situation.
Sadly, Mari’s story is one we see all too often these days.
Yes, it seems that like Blac Chyna and so many others before her, the 30-year-old was victimized as part of jealous ex’s quest for revenge.
The alleged culprit is Mari’s former boyfriend Akbar Abdul.
Though Mari did not call Abdul out by name, she did post a lengthy statement to Instagram indicating that she has identified the person who hacked into her account.
The statement reads as follows:
“Recently, my social media was compromised by someone who I thought was deserving of my love and trust.
“That person proved to be untrustworthy and posted footage of what in the moment was private and sacred.
“Moving forward, I recognize the need to be more private and discerning.
“My hope is for women to remain strong and dignified when they find themselves having to address hateful and juvenile by former lovers who find it difficult to act in an adult manner.”
“Revenge Porn is a crime in California and I will be in pursuit of justice.”
Prior to her relationship with Akbar, Mari dated Ray J, the singer perhaps best known for his relationship with Kim Kardashian.
Clearly, if Abdul believed he was going to become a famous sex tape star in his own right, he was sorely mistaken.
Here’s hoping justice is served swiftly.