Management consultant, 46, posted naked photos of her ex online after hacking his Alexa and using it to scare off his new girlfriend by turning the lights off and telling her to leave the house
- Philippa Copleston-Warren, 46, allegedly hacked her former boyfriend’s Alexa
- Admitted to telling his new girlfriend to leave and take her stuff through device
- Girlfriend ‘burst into tears and fled Lincolnshire property’ following alleged hack
- Copleston-Warren, of Chelsea, London, will be sentenced later this year
A management consultant admitted posting naked photos of her former partner online after hijacking his Alexa to scare off his new lover.
Phillipa Copleston-Warren, 46, told the sobbing girlfriend to leave her ex-boyfriend’s Lincolnshire home through the voice-controlled device and flashed his house lights off and on.
She also accessed his Facebook account and posted naked photos of him online that spread as far as Pakistan leaving him feeling ‘violated’, a London court was told.
Copleston-Warren, of Paultons Square, Chelsea, admitted to charges of disclosing private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress.
She was granted bail on condition not to contact the man or visit his Lincolnshire home ahead of sentence on 6 October.
Philippa Copleston-Warren, 46, pictured. She told the sobbing girlfriend to leave her ex-boyfriend’s Lincolnshire home through the voice-controlled device and flashed his house lights off and on
The new girlfriend burst into tears and fled the property in Lincolnshire following the alleged Alexa (file image pictured) hacking in October, Isleworth Crown Court heard
The businessman was at his Lincolnshire home at the time with a female friend after recently splitting with Copleston-Warren after a two year relationship.
Copleston-Warren accessed his Alexa and spoke through it, telling the woman to ‘leave and take your stuff’.
She also used the device to flash to lights on and off, which led to the tearful female victim to run from the house.
Later that day, he received various different text messages about how the defendant was going to disclose photos, naked photos and upload them to his Facebook.
Copleston-Warren said on his Facebook account that he had fathered two children out of wedlock.
The alleged victim had recently split from Copleston-Warren (pictured) after a two-year relationship. She was granted bail on condition not to contact the man or visit his home
Copleston-Warren (pictured) hacked into her ex-boyfriend’s voice-activated smart device Alexa from 130 miles away to force his new girlfriend to leave, a court heard
Copleston-Warren (pictured) – from Chelsea, West London – is also accused of using the smart device to switch the lights on and off in the house
Copleston-Warren appeared at Tuesday’s hearing at Isleworth Crown Court via video-link from her living room wearing a black top.
She admitted disclosing private sexual photos with intent to cause distress.
Jacob Bindman, defending, said: ‘There was no hacking of the victim’s account, she had joint access and she had all the passwords.
‘It’s absolutely incorrect that there was any hacking.’
Misba Majid, prosecuting, earlier told the court that the victim had returned home to his home with his new girlfriend in On October 5, 2019.
He said Copleston-Warren accessed her ex-boyfriend’s Alexa whilst they were at the property.
‘The defendant spoke through the Alexa account to tell the complainant’s friend in the property to leave and to take her stuff.
‘She also used the Alexa to turn the lights on and off. This so distressed the individual it caused her to cry and she left.
‘Later that day he received various different text messages about how the defendant was going to disclose photos, naked photos and upload them to his Facebook.’
Copleston-Warren said her ex-boyfriend had fathered two children out of wedlock on his Facebook account, the court heard.
‘He stated that those nude photos went viral as far as Pakistan and impacted on his work and business, given the amount of people who had seen them.
‘He felt completely violated and had ripped his world apart.’