Facebook Inc. has turned the tables on a company that it accuses of leaking confidential documents that portray the social networking giant exploiting user data to bolster its bottom line. A California state judge concluded evidence shows there was \u201ccrime or fraud\u201d involved in the disclosure of Facebook records that were sealed in a lawsuit and wound up being publicized by a committee of the U.K. Parliament. Facebook can now seek access to emails from the developer of a now-defunct app for finding photos of friends in bikinis and its lawyers who sued the social network giant in 2015. Those communications would ordinarily be kept private under attorney-client confidentiality rules. Even as Facebook faces ever-louder complaints that it has done a poor job of safeguarding user data, in this case it\u2019s on the offensive to show that the bikini app maker, Six4Three LLC, plotted to mischaracterize the social network\u2019s business practices through selective leaks of its internal records. Read Also| Lingering troubles: Mark Zuckerberg's bad week gets worse with live-streamed shooting Facebook Faces Bare-All Moment in Bikini Photo-Finder Fallout San Mateo County Superior Court Judge V. Raymond Swope found Friday that despite a sweeping order barring disclosure of a large swath of evidence in Six4Three\u2019s long-running lawsuit, the firm and its lawyers made a concerted effort to pitch the sensitive information to Parliament and the media. \u201cIt is apparent from the evidence that Six4Three\u2019s counsel was engaged in the \u2018heavy lifting\u2019 of analyzing and summarizing Facebook\u2019s confidential information to third parties, and not merely acting in an advisory role to Six4Three,\u201d he wrote. Attorneys representing Six4Three and its legal team didn\u2019t immediately respond to emails Saturday seeking comment on the ruling.