Scarlett Johansson Hacker Pleads Not Guilty After Apologizing for Hacking Scarlett Johansson

Creepy 35-year-old Floridian Christopher Chaney said he was "addicted" to hacking into celebs like Scarlett Johansson's email. But he's pleaded not guilty in the case—after issuing a public apology for his hacking.

Chaney was arrested last month in the cheekily-named FBI investigation "Operation Hackerazzi" and charged with hacking into the e-mail and phones of more than 50 celebrities, including Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis. Chaney said he was "addicted" to hacking, and even publicly apologized on TV: "I know what I did was probably the worst invasion of privacy someone could experience. I'm not trying to escape what I did."

Seems he's rethought the "trying to escape" part: He's pleaded not guilty to 26 charges, for which he could face 121 years in prison. He also denies new allegations that he cyberstalked a Connecticut woman for 12 (!) years. Chaney is in an awkward position, apologizing for something he now claims he hasn't done. Maybe he's not addicted to hacking celebrities: He's addicted to apologizing to celebrities.

[AP, photos via AP, Getty]