Still reeling from the embarrassing disclosure of thousands of emails stolen in a devastating hacking attack, Sony Pictures Entertainment on Monday threatened Twitter with legal action over users who tweet the contents of those messages.
Twitter has confirmed it received a letter from Sony’s attorney David Boies saying that if “stolen information continues to be disseminated by Twitter in any manner,” the studio will hold it responsible for damages or losses resulting from their dissemination.
Sony complained about Val Broeksmit, a musician who has been tweeting screen grabs of the text of Sony emails on his Twitter account at @BikiniRobotArmy starting on Dec. 13.
Sony asked Twitter to suspend Broeksmit’s account and destroy any copies of the emails that may be stored on its systems.
Read more: A spokesperson for Sony declined to comment. Twitter declined further comment.