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The FBI is staying mum on whether it is investigating the release of a boudoir photo of a 'U' Board of Regents member Laura Brod, a former state legislator.
"I'm just not in a position to confirm or deny that unfortunately right now, C.J.," said Kyle Loven, chief division counsel for the FBI, who handles media in Minneapolis.
In a statement, the former Republican lawmaker from New Prague and her apparently estranged husband Wade Brod issued Sunday to City Pages, the publication that broke the story, the couple say: "As embarrassing as this entire incident is, we know the larger nightmare of harassment, cyberstalking and privacy invasion is not unique to us, and we plan to fight back with everything we have. This matter has been referred to the FBI and we are pursuing all legal means possible to prosecute whoever is responsible for the illegal dissemination of this material."
The photo of Laura Brod, in bed wearing a bra and panties, with her hand suggestively positioned, turned up on tumblr.com last week. City Pages has been all over it, so to speak.
Take a peek for yourself in this nominally NSFW image: http://thisisapictureoflaurabrod.tumblr.com.