WTF of the day: Kellyanne Conway has been accused of posting (then immediately deleting) a nude photo of her underage daughter on Twitter.
It happened last night when Conway’s account, @KellyannePolls, allegedly shared a Fleet showing a partially nude Claudia, who is 16. The image has since been deleted, but other Twitter users say they took screenshots of it.
After commenters wrote on Claudia’s posts that Kellyanne Conway’s account had shared a topless photo of her, the teen made videos telling her followers, “I don’t know if this is a joke or not, but I’m really scared” and asking, “Is this real?”
In a since-deleted video, Claudia told fans: “I’m assuming that when my mom took my phone … she took a picture of that so that was on her phone. I guess she accidentally posted it or somebody hacked her. But nobody would ever have any photo like that, ever. So, Kellyanne, you’re going to fucking jail.”
Federal law “prohibits the production, distribution, reception, and possession of an image of child pornography and any violation of federal child pornography law is a serious crime,” and “convicted offenders face severe statutory penalties.”
Not exactly the way I wanted Kellyanne to go to prison, but I’m not going to upset if she does.
Later, though, Claudia posted this:
UPDATE: The New York Post reports:
Police have launched an investigation into a topless photo of Kellyanne Conway’s 16-year-old daughter, Claudia — which the teen says was posted on her mom’s Twitter — and cops paid a visit to the family’s New Jersey mansion Tuesday.
Just before noon, four officers showed up with papers in hand at the Conways’ home in tony Alpine and spent about an hour inside before leaving.
Alpine Police Chief Christopher Belcolle confirmed that a probe was underway. “An investigation is being conducted. No additional information can be released,” Belcolle said, noting that records regarding juveniles are not made public.