Los Angeles - Scarlett Johansson's lawyer has warned several websites to take down the nude pics they posted of the star because she owns the copyright, reports TMZ
. Nude pictures of Johansson leaked online
on Wednesday after the actress' phone was allegedly hacked earlier this year.
According to TMZ, Johansson's lawyer Marty Singer is now on the warpath insisting that websites remove the "stolen copyright-protected private photographs".
Singer further warned: "If you fail to comply, you will be acting at your own peril. Please govern yourselves accordingly."
Johansson reportedly called the FBI after the nude photos of her were stolen from her cellphone.Refused to comment
One picture appears to show her holding a towel with her butt reflected in a mirror, while another reveals her to be topless lying on a bed both appeared on several websites on Wednesday, leading the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) to be drafted in by The Avengers
The 26-year-old actress' publicist has so far refused to comment on the probe or reveal if the images – which also feature one showing a tattoo the screen beauty has been pictured displaying before - are genuine, but her representatives contacted the agency because they believe a criminal act has taken place.Friends with Benefits
co-stars Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake are also thought to be the victims of hackers after photos of the pair, including a shirtless snap of the The Social Network
actor, were leaked.50 celebrities
Laura Eimiller, of the FBI office in Los Angeles, explained: "The FBI is investigating the person or groups responsible for a series of computer intrusions involving high-profile figures."
Eimiller did not name any of the alleged victims "due to the pending nature of our investigation".
Earlier this year, a group of hackers were reported to have stolen nude photos from the phones of up to 50 celebrities, including Jessica Alba, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Hudgens.
Vanessa met with FBI agents in March to discuss hacking of her emails.