A list of approximately 60 actresses and celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, have fallen victim to a hacker leaking nude private photos of them online.
Some of Hollywood’s most prominent a-listers, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Iranian beauty Uldouz, have allegedly had their most intimate pictures released online following a sickening computer hack.
The internet went into meltdown following the release of the photos, belonging to Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, ScarJo, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Brie Larson, Aubrey Plaza, Hillary Duff, Kristen Dunst, Mary Kate Olsen, Misty Treanor, Selena Gomez, and Vanessa Hudgens and Iranian Uldouz, among others.
Jennifer Lawrence's representative has verified that the photos are real, and that they were stolen from her iCloud account. "This is a flagrant violation of privacy," the spokesperson told HuffPost. "The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
The hacker originally released all the photos on the 4chan forum, and claims that he still has tons of photos as well as videos, but is looking for money in exchange for future sleaze. It is still unclear if all the photos are all real, as one of the victims, Victoria Justice, was quick to tweet, "These so called nudes of me are FAKE people," she said. "Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*"
Justice isn’t the only crying foul, as Ariana Grande also claims her photos were fake. However, actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead has confirmed her photo was real, private and stolen.
Many have decried the leak as a flagrant violation of the celebrities' privacy.