Several celebrities in the West are caught in nude photo scandal
A hacker has obtained nude photos of various female celebrities, including actor Jennifer Lawrence. The hacker apparently has 60 images of Lawrence in various states of undress and has posted them on an online bulletin board. The photos of The Hunger Games star, some of which are topless, have since appeared on photo sharing site Imgur.
Sports Illustrated favourite Kate Upton and Australian actress Teresa Palmer have also been targeted, we hear.
While a publicist for Jennifer Lawrence slammed the appearance of nude photographs of the Oscar-winning actress online as a “flagrant violation of privacy.”, representatives for both Upton and Lawrence have confirmed the legitimacy of the photos and said that they are “looking into this”.
Actress Mary Winstead has also confirmed images of her have been stolen and leaked. However, she said on Twitter that she deleted the images now going viral some time ago. “Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked,” she said.
Victoria Justice, who was also targeted in the hack, tweeted that the photos aren’t real. “These so called nudes of me are FAKE people,” she said. “Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*”
Horror movie actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead lashed out at the hacker on Twitter. “To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves,” she said. “Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked.”