Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ Israeli Hacker Is Sentenced To 14 Months In Jail
Adi Lederman (who was a former contestant on Israel’s American Idol) will be behind bars for 14 months and fined $4,000 for not only hacking into email and cloud accounts to leak the album demos, but also reportedly selling the tracks for $300 a pop. The hacks affected four people, including Madonna’s musical director Kevin Antunes and talent manager Guy Osear.
Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court said in a statement: “The ease with which crimes such as this can be committed by those who have skills in the field, such as the accused, require an appropriate punitive response that has a deterrent and uncompromising message.”
The “Bitch I’m Madonna” entertainer has previously said the crime was an “invasion into my life — creatively, professionally and personally (that) remains a deeply devastating and hurtful experience.”