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Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice nips leaked photo scandal in the bud

INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Actress Victoria Justice attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Actress Victoria Justice attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California
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The web is buzzing following the massive nude photo leak that targeted dozens of famous females, but one kiddie TV star is saying the pics of her aren’t real. On Monday, a rep for longtime Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice told Hollywood Life that the photos of the “Victorious” star aren’t authentic and that she’s flipping out over the phony scandal.

Alleged nude photos of the 21-year old actress hit the web over the weekend, and she promptly took to Twitter to post: ”These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now.” The star then added: “pun intended.”

While the scandal has been devastating for all of the celebs involved (everyone from Jennifer Lawrence to Kaye Upton fell victim to the massive iCloud phone hack), it could be especially damaging for a current or even a former Nickelodeon or Disney star. In addition to Justice, fellow Nick alum Ariana Grande allegedly had private photos stolen in the hack. But a representative for the former “Sam and Cat” star told BuzzFeed, "The photos are completely fake.”

Last year, former Disney star Joe Jonas detailed what went on behind the scenes when “High School Musical” star Vanessa Hudgens headlined her own high profile nude photo scandal back in 2007. In an essay for New York magazine, the Jonas Brothers singer revealed, “We heard that she had to be in the Disney offices for a whole day because they were trying to figure out how to keep her on lockdown.”

Hudgens, who was thick in the middle of her “High School Musical” fame at the time, went on record as admitting that the naked photo of her that leaked online was real (the privately-taken pic was allegedly meant for then-boyfriend Zac Efron’s eyes only), and the Disney star later apologized for her lapse in judgment for taking and sending the racy photo.