Various gossip sites have stated that the fan who leaked the photos, is actually a “sasaeng”, which has made her a big target for fans of HiHi Jump.
The term “sasaeng” originally comes from South Korea, the term is in reference to a deranged fan who stalks their favorite celebrities and encourages others to do the same. In many cases some of them will almost commit crimes just if it means they can get attention, or become “closer” to the celebrity.
Johnny’s in particular have been a target of these fans over the course of history. In the past those fans have been described as “Yarakashi“.
They went on to allege that the “fan” leaked these photos as an act of revenge. She apparently previously tried to pursue the group, but was ignored. In response to this she received extensive plastic surgery, and once healed began her conquest. She was evidently successful in her revenge mission.
Some gossip websites allege that Ryo Hashimoto is still in communication with the fan.