After the internet distribution of personal images and videos of the university’s women’s volleyball team, the UW Police Department opened an inquiry.
In a statement made by the Badgers’ sports department on Wednesday afternoon, it was stated that when they discovered that photos they had taken were being circulated online, they notified the UW Madison Police Department. Reddit video and Twitter leak from the Wisconsin volleyball squad.
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UW Athletics stated that private videos and photos of their volleyball student-athletes have become widely shared digitally without their intentions.
Sharing information that is not authorized by the student-athletes can be considered a serious wrong and even a potentially criminal act.
The University ofWisconsin-Madison’s Police Department is looking into multiple criminal cases including sharing photos without permission.
After the team won the Big Ten title in November of 2017, a private photo and video were taken. The images allegedly show several members of the team posing with their sports bras lifted up. These images were never intended to be publicly released and were only supposed to be seen by a limited audience.
Removal of many images from the internet is in progress.
The University of Washington said they have a top priority of supporting their student athletes. They also stated they have the resources needed to support them.
The University of Washington’s women’s volleyball team is ranked 5th in the nation with a 13-3 record.