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Hillary Clinton Tweets Her Support for Leslie Jones as Homeland Security Investigates Hack

Hillary Clinton and Leslie Jones
Hillary Clinton and Leslie Jones Taylor Hill/WireImage; Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

She’s with her. Hillary Clinton tweeted her support for Leslie Jones Thursday, August 25, one day after the Ghostbusters star’s website was hacked, and the Democratic presidential nominee had some kind words to offer the actress.

“@Lesdoggg, no one deserves this — least of all someone who brings us so much joy,” Clinton, 68, tweeted. “I’m with you. -H.”

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Clinton is the latest in a long line of celebrities who have offered their support for the Saturday Night Live comedian since hackers published nude photos of a woman who appeared to be the actress, as well as a picture of the gorilla Harambe on Jones’ website on Wednesday, August 24.

In July, Jones called out racist trolls for filling her Twitter feed with hateful messages, taking the narrative back into her own hands. “You know I’m gonna stop blocking so y’all can go through my feed and see the bs. You won’t believe the evil. It’s f–king scary,” she tweeted at the time.

Milo Yiannopoulos, who was the supposed ringleader of a group of haters who in July allegedly led the hate-filled campaign against Jones, 48, denied his involvement with the hacks and issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter expressing his sympathies.

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“I’m distressed to hear that Leslie Jones has been hacked and naked pictures of her have been posted online,” the statement from the tech editor read. “I know we had our differences after my review of Ghostbusters, but I wish her all the best at what must be a deeply upsetting time.”

Yiannopoulos was previously banned from Twitter by the social media site’s cofounder, Jack Dorsey, after he bombarded Jones with racist messages and pictures following the release of the Sony film.

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The hack of Jones’ site was suspected to be a retaliation against the actress after Yiannopoulos was banned from Twitter, based on references made on the hacked site before it was taken down.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is currently investigating the hack.

“The investigation is currently ongoing,” a spokeswoman told the site. “In order to protect the integrity of the case, no further details are available at this time.”

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