Washington, Nov 13 : American singer-songwriter Adrienne Bailon has come into the limelight for the wrong reasons, after her nude pictures were leaked on the Internet.
What had previously been a PR stunt after her laptop was stolen from JFK airport and returned for a 1000 dollars ransom, turned into a nightmare after steamy snaps started circulating the Internet this week.
Bailon's ex-Hollywood publicist/pal Jonathon Jaxson, who had started working with her "as a friend" two weeks ago to help spice up her image, revealed the plan the two hatched.
Jaxson admitted that after the laptop was stolen he and the 25-year-old singer decided to "juice up" the story by saying that "nude pictures could have possibly been stolen."
"Adrienne's tour with Cheetah Girls will be over December 22nd, so she is then free to pursue other projects and wanted to be seen as more adult and sexy," Fox News quoted Jaxson as saying.
"So after the laptop was stolen we used it as an opportunity to drum up some publicity and start speculating about nude photos, but we never expected anything to get out," he said.
According to Jaxson, the steamy snaps had actually been stolen from the starlet's Sidekick phone and not her laptop, and nobody knows how they got onto the Internet. "Adrienne and her boyfriend (Kim Kardashian's younger brother Robert) swear they didn't leak them, but it wouldn't surprise me if Adrienne did," he stated.
"It's either her or someone very close to her," Jaxson said.
"Things are pretty ugly, what should have been an image boost has really turned around and bitten her in the butt.
"Adrienne has been crying for two days straight, she's on her Cheetah Girls tour right now so she has to explain to her fans and is totally distraught. Her career is in real jeopardy," added Jaxson.
The stunt that Bailon pulled will not help with her work much, especially since it looks like she used scandal for self-promotion.
According to a Disney insider, talent contracts have very "tight wording" with regards to maintaining an appropriate code of conduct and somehow we don't think they'd be happy about one of their idols flashing the flesh for her phone camera.
A Disney spokesperson said that they were still looking into the situation before issuing a comment.
Bailon's representatives did not respond to a request for comment on the latest revelations regarding the purported PR stunt.