October 13th, 2011
01:35 PM ET

Accused celebrity hacker: 'I deeply apologize... it eats at me'

The man accused of hacking celebrities' online accounts - from which private images were ultimately posted on the Internet - says he became "addicted" to the intrusion and "didn't know how to stop."

"I deeply apologize. I know what I did was probably one of the worst invasions of privacy someone could experience," Christopher Chaney told CNN affiliate WAWS in Jacksonville, Florida, Wednesday.

"And these people don't have privacy to begin with. And I was in that little sliver of privacy they do have."

Federal authorities accuse the 35-year-old of hacking into accounts on computers and other devices belonging to more than 50 people, including movie stars Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis and singer Christina Aguilera.

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  1. James

    Accused celebrity hacker: 'I deeply apologize... it eats at me"-–'Now isn't that a big bunch of crap–getting caught sucks doesn't it guy–Will he learn from this?-Nope–

    October 13, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    @Mad Granny:

    See, I like it too, because one can be a granny at a young age, like me...I was a child bride...lmao!

    Of course the hovercraft might give it away...if I really believed it, that is...

    October 13, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
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