Scarlett Johansson's e-mail hacker apologizes
In an interview with Jacksonville's WTEV, Chaney says the hacking became an addiction, but swears his intentions were benign.
"I wasn't saving the emails to blackmail someone," Chaney says in the interview. When asked what his motivation was, he replied: "It started as curiosity and it turned to just being addictive. Seeing the behind-the-scenes of what's going on with the people you see on the big screen."
On Wednesday (Oct. 12), Chaney was charged with 25 counts of identity theft and could face up to 120 years in prison.
"I deeply apologize," says Chaney. "I know what I did was probably the worst invasion of privacy someone could experience. I'm not trying to escape what I did. It was wrong. And I have to just face that and go forward."