Talking to the Hollywood Life, Joe Francis has revealed that it is the publicity stunt of Blake Lively. "I would say 90 percent it's an orchestrated attempt or act on her part [to raise her profile]. I'm not sure, but my inclination is that it's coming from her. She knows what she's doing or someone in her camp does," the Hollywood Life quotes Joe as saying.
The producer opines that Blake Lively does not have popularity in any country other than in America. She is not even known to the people who have not seen the Gossip Girl in USA. To steal the limelight overnight, the actress seems to have followed the footsteps of Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton and Pamela Anderson, who gained fame through their racy tapes and photos. Joe calls her act, "It's a smart move."
However, people from Blake Lively"s team have expressed their disappointment over the leakage of photos. They have even warned that they would take legal action against the people who publish or misuse the pictures to earn money.