Richard Barnes, the Conservative openly gay former Deputy Mayor of London has said that his Facebook profile was hacked after it was revealed that a series of naked photographs were uploaded to it this evening.
The Facebook profile of Mr Barnes showed a series of photographs of the lower half of the naked body of a man holding a smartphone. They have now been deleted but were posted to the Trending Central website. Naked photographs are in any case a breach of Facebook’s rules.
Mr Barnes told PinkNews.co.uk: “I have been hacked into. I would not post anything like that, I’m far too experienced in politics to do this.”
In an interview with Metro Online, Mr Barnes added: “Do you really think I would be that f*cking stupid after 30 years in politics?”
Mr Barnes was appointed by the incumbent Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, as a deputy Mayor for London in 2008. Last year, Mr Barnes dismissed former Labour Mayor Ken Livingstone as a “retread” and a “pensioner” in an interview with PinkNews.