News surrounding Blake Lively's nude picture scandal hasn't died down despite her camp's attempt to deny the authenticity of the racy images. Most recently, Joe Francis shared his theory regarding the issue, "I would say 90 percent it's an orchestrated attempt or act on her part [to raise her profile]. I'm not sure, but my inclination is that it's coming from her. She knows what she's doing or someone in her camp does."
This is quite contrary to what Blake's people said. They have even threatened to pursue legal action against any media who dared to publish the picture, but the founder of GGW Brands which produces the "Girls Gone Wild" DVD series insisted to Hollywood Life that "it's a smart move." He stated, "This will make her desirable. It's working because it's getting wide coverage. This may be what she needed to get her name out there."
He furthermore said that Blake has nothing to worry about. "Look, mainstream U.S.A, other than the five people that watch 'Gossip Girl' have never heard of Blake Lively. This will catapult her into some of the top searches on some of the Internet sites which will then trigger a dramatic jump of interest in her, and therefore catapult her career," he stated.
Taking the example of Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton and Pamela Anderson who gained fame through their racy tapes and/or photos, Joe said, "Here's the thing I've told all these girls about sex tapes and things like this: What people don't understand is that you may go through a storm, but that storm is relatively short. And especially in the context of entire career or an entire life, you're talking about a three-month or six-month controversy. People forget. People forget quickly."
"She'll be fine. Once you become a sex symbol and a symbol of sexuality, people start Googling you - and by the way, 95 percent of all searches done on the Internet are sex-related. Then they start tracking you, looking at you and then women become interested in you as person, because men are, and that catapults you into celebrity."
On Tuesday evening, May 31, photos of a blond girl who looks like Blake in the nude spread across the web. Most of the snaps capture the girl posing seductively while standing in front of a mirror in the bathroom, but one gives a blurry look at her face. The photos found via free online photo hosting have, since Thursday, June 2, been removed.
Few days later however, more photos of a naked woman claimed to be Blake hit the web. The hacker who posted the images came out with seventeen more images and insisted that the girl is her. "Oh, yes, Blake's rep. These are totally fake. We really, really believe you. Want moar? BTW, thanks for all the fats," the hacker wrote.