Indonesian star Vanessa Angel is caught in a controversy after her naked picture was leaked online and circulated by netizens.
In the photo, the 27-year-old actress was taking a shower and the photo was taken from below, presumably by another person. Vanessa admitted the person in the photo was her but did not divulge who took the photo.
It is understood that the photo was taken in discreet and Vanessa assumed the individual wanted to frame her to be involved in immoral activities.
Harian Metro reported Vanessa’s lawyer Muhammad Zakir Rasyid as saying that the viral photo was taken in Malaysia when she visited Kuala Lumpur last December.
The furore has led the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) to investigate if there were high-class prostitution activities involving artistes in the country.
Bukit Aman deputy director of Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7) Datuk Rohaimi Md Isa said his party cannot confirm whether Vanessa was involved in prostitution in the capital at the moment.
Rohaimi added there was no information of Indonesian artistes being involved in such vice here.
“However, the police have always taken serious attention on immoral and criminal activities in the country,” he said.
According to The Star, Vanessa was not the only individual that was alleged to be connected in high-profile prostitution. Indonesia news reports have said that two women were arrested in Surabaya on Saturday over allegations of their involvement in prostitution.
Vanessa was one of them while another was a model. Reports claimed that the two were involved in online prostitution that charged clients Rp25 million (RM7,238) and Rp80 million (RM23,164) last Saturday.
A source said, “The syndicate is alleged to have a network from within and outside the country, so we will try to get information to know whether the prostitution network is in the country or vice versa.
“In addition, the effort is also to investigate if this country is their focus for transit to get customers and so on.”
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It was after the arrest the photo was exposed online. Vanessa’s lawyer said the photo was deliberately distributed when his client was brought into questioning by the police in East Java for suspected prostitution.
“My client is being questioned. Indeed, there are people who deliberately distribute it and we will lodge a police report against 25 accounts that transmitted it, ” Zakir said.