The “Desperate Housewives” star explained to hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover that she wasn’t talking about being hacked when she received these emails, saying the people just “got it from the stores,” referring to her contact information.
She recalled one conversation. “‘I made a dress. I want to send it to you. I work at the Apple Store here in San Antonio’ and I’m like … what?” Longoria said. “Did someone give out my email? Or my phone?”
When pushed by the actress, Longoria said the Apple employee told her, “I saw your phone number from your profile, I just wanted to call and say hi, I’m a fan.” According to Longoria, it happened on more than one occasion, with more than one person.
“There are a lot of privacy issues,” she said.
The interview comes on the heels of a massive hacking scandal involving nude pictures of many female Hollywood celebrities. In a statement to the media regarding that situation, Apple said that there are no security issues and that its online iCloud storage system had not been breached, but the company is taking an active role in the ongoing investigation.
“We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report,” Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris told CNN after the nude pictures scandal surfaced. Apple has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment about Longoria’s claim.