Jennifer Lawrence: Nude hack is a sex crime

Jennifer Lawrence has broken her silence on the person responsible for leaking nude photographs of her, calling it a "sex crime".

Jennifer Lawrence has slammed the person responsible for the “absolutely disgusting” nude photo leak, calling it a “sexual violation”.

The 24-year-old actress was one of many female celebrities who saw naked pictures of themselves posted on a photo-sharing website after their iCloud accounts were hacked. Jennifer was among the first to have her privacy breached, with her lawyer confirming the shots were genuine and saying whoever was responsible for the leak would be prosecuted.

The Oscar-winning star has spoken out about the incident for the first time in a new interview with Vanity Fair magazine.

“Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world,” she told the November edition of the publication.

“It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these websites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me. I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.”

The star explained that she considered writing an apology after the shots were made public in September. However, when she began the process, everything she considered saying made her either “cry or get angry”.

“I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for. I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years,” she said. "It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”

Jennifer is now moving on with her life, saying that time has helped her heal. She has stopped feeling so upset and angry and has decided not to link her happiness to the hacker being brought to justice, as she knows that might not happen.

Kate Upton, Rihanna, Kirsten Dunst, Kim Kardashian and Mary Elizabeth Winstead also saw their private photographs shared online.
Copyright: Cover Media 2014

Tuesday, 07. October 2014