Earlier this week we reported about the March 2011 hacker incident involving the upcoming ‘Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’ film from Summit Entertainment.
Just a day after Summit announced filing charges against Daiana Santia, Santia held a press conference in Argentina, according to Deadline. In the press conference she denied that she is the mastermind behind the hacking, that she only saw the images on the Internet, she doesn’t possess the computer skills to distribute the images and that her family has been harassed by Summit. She also stated she is considering legal action against Summit for defamation of character and harassment.
Summit’s lawyers quickly responded to the press conference. They stated that they have been in contact with Santia since May 2011 and have tried to come to a resolution with her. Further, on May 31, 2011, Santia met with Summit at which time she confessed to the hacking in the presence of her attorney. Again on June 8, 2011 Santia confessed to accessing servers and email accounts where she stole photographs, images and video footage.
Summit thought they had reached an agreement with Santia where their technical experts would confirm that the stolen materials were deleted from her two computers and also find out who the files were shared with. But when they arrived in Argentina, Santia refused to cooperate and so the studio decided that their only recourse then was to begin legal action both in the United States and Argentina.
‘Twilight’ is based on the young adult novel series from best-selling author Stephanie Meyer which includes ‘Twilight’ (2005), ‘New Moon’ (2006), ‘Eclipse’ (2007) and ‘Breaking Dawn’ (2008). Three film adaptations have already been released: ‘Twilight’ (2008), ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ (2009) and ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ (2010). ‘The Twilight Saga: The Breaking Dawn Part One’ is set to open in theaters on November 18, 2011 with ‘Part Two’ coming to theaters on November 16, 2012.