Man Who Leaked “Rebel Heart” Album Is Going To Prison For Crimes Against Madonna


The awful person who hacked Madonna’s computer in order to leak the Rebel Heart album five months ahead of schedule will be sitting his ass in prison for the next 14 months, thank god.

The Jerusalem Post reports Adi Lederman was convicted of cyber crimes against the Queen of Pop in Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court Thursday. His 14-month sentence was particularly lenient due to the fact that Lederman suffers from undisclosed medical issues and the fact that an ongoing trial could have revealed personal details about Madonna’s life and business operations.

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For stealing up to six tracks from computers belonging to Madonna’s producers and selling them online, Lederman will also pay the court a NIS 15,000 fine while serving his sentence in an Israeli prison.

“I have been violated as a human and an artist!” Madonna wrote on Instagram following the hack in November 2014. She stirred controversy at the time for likening the crime to rape.

Camp Madonna won’t be commenting on the trial, but the singer said she was “profoundly grateful to the FBI, the Israeli Police investigators and anyone else who helped” following Lederman’s January arrest. “Like any citizen, I have the right to privacy. This invasion into my life – creatively, professionally, and personally remains a deeply devastating and hurtful experience, as it must be for all artists who are victims of this type of crime.”

Asked by Billboard in December how she plans on battling future cyber attacks, Madonna said she no longer puts music on servers, accesses the Internet via WiFi, or allows phones into recording sessions, video or photo shoots.

Matthew Tharrett is a writer, filmmaker, and above all else, a Britney fan. He once shared a milkshake with Selena Gomez.