In the early hours leading into Sunday morning, Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray’s name went viral after a video of what appeared to be his girlfriend Harper Hempel giving him oral sex was published from his official Instagram account.
Users online could not believe what they saw on his social media account, and while the 23-year-old claimed his account was hacked, many were still left wondering if that was true, and if not, if it was actually the NBA player in the video. However, Hempel, took to Twitter in the middle of the night to ask anyone with the footage of the alleged sex tape to delete it, which seemingly confirmed it was a video of her and Murray that leaked.
Thousands of people shared their strong reactions to Murray’s alleged sex tape on Twitter, which made his name the No. 1 trend on Sunday morning. The 23-year-old, who was drafted into the NBA as the No. 7 overall pick in 2016, promptly deleted the video from his Instagram stories before deleting his entire account, which had had 422.5K followers.
Hempel, who was a star volleyball player at the University of Kentucky, where she first started dating Murray, also deleted her entire Instagram account.
Originally, from Union, Kentucky, Hempel is either asking for the video to be deleted for her boyfriend’s sake or because it’s her in it.
Further stirring the pot, before Murray deleted his Instagram account, a series of extremely random posts were shared via his Instagram stories.
At around 3 a.m. ET, Murray sent a message from his Twitter account to explain the NSFW video. He tweeted, “First and foremost I would like to apologize to my fans. My account has been hacked, currently working on the issue. Thanks.”
Harper Hempel Runs Her Own Photography Studio
After graduating college, Hempel started Harper Hempel Photography, where she’s hired for various types of professional shoots. As stated on her website, “I enjoy capturing special moments in personalized sessions with individuals and groups. My specialties include senior pictures, family portraits, couples, kids, and groups of friends.”
Hempel has also flexed her skills as a videographer. In 2018, Hempel captured this hilarious video of Murray during the offseason which quickly went viral. In the video, it’s clear the Nuggets star assumed the shot would sink, and his reaction when it bounced off the rim was captured perfectly by Hempel before she stopped filming.