Naked pictures that appeared on Harefield Councillor Richard Barnes’s Facebook page are the result of ‘being hacked’, he told the Gazette.
The 65-year-old Conservative councillor, and former Deputy Mayor of London, added that he had “nothing more to say” on the matter.
The photographs, some showing the lower half of a partially naked man and some fully nude, appear to have been taken in a mirror using an iPhone, and were uploaded last night (Wednesday).
Mr Barnes has since removed the images.
It has been speculated that the blunder could have been caused by the latest iPhone software, which can automatically upload pictures taken on the phone onto Facebook.
Mr Barnes was quoted in the Daily Mail as saying he only made aware that the pictures had gone up when told by a friend, adding that he would “ride the storm.”
He is currently awaiting results of an appeal against his deselection from the Conservative Party candidate list for the 2014 elections.
He lost his Ealing and Hillingdon London Assembly seat, and Deputy Mayor position in 2012, after a shock defeat to Labour candidate, Onkar Sahota.