Nude photos of Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence were leaked online and spread all over the internet. The explicit photos of Lawrence were obtained by someone said to have hacked into her Apple iCloud account on Sunday. According to CNN on Monday, a rep for Jennifer Lawrence has confirmed the photos are real and that legal action is being taken.
Several celebrities were hacked over the weekend and their explicit and embarrassing photos are floating around the internet for all to see. Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most prominent of the leaked celebrity nudes being shared on sites like Reddit, Buzzfeed and Twitter.
Lawrence's rep made a statement about the security breach and her camp is not taking this situation lightly. "The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence," the statement read. Although it is difficult to pinpoint who the actual iCloud hacker is, enough celebrities have had their accounts broken into that this matter probably won't be ignored.
The photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other top celebrities were obtained after an unknown person was able to take advantage of a flaw in Apple iCloud security and claim to have more pictures and even video of at least 100 celebrities and public figures. Thus far, only pictures of female celebrities have been shared.
Many celebrities have been victimized by this unauthorized photo share. Stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have admitted the photos are real and have condemned the hacker and those who have continued to share the photos. Other victims such as Victoria Justice and Ariana Grande are claiming their leaked pictures are fake. In any case, this latest nude photo scandal is a huge invasion of privacy and is also a real crime that can be prosecuted at the state and federal level.
Many large websites who published the pictures are rushing to remove them after the threat of a lawsuit became real. Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton took the pictures of his website and even issued an apology to Jennifer Lawrence.