Jennifer Lawrence felt ‘violated by the whole planet’

2017-11-21 16:15

Cape Town - Jennifer Lawrence recently revealed that having her nude pictures leaked onto the internet left her feeling vulnerable and violated.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 27-year-old Oscar winner described how she was “still actually processing” the 2014 incident, in which her iCloud account was hacked and her private photos released for all the world to ogle.

“When the hacking thing happened, it was so unbelievably violating that you can't even put it into words.

 “I don't know, I feel like I got gang-banged by the f***ing planet – like, there's not one person in the world that is not capable of seeing these intimate photos of me.

“You can just be at a barbecue and somebody can just pull them up on their phone. That was a really impossible thing to process,” she said in the interview.

According to Daily Mail, Jen was not the only star targeted in the leaks, which began on 31 August 2014.

Many of the victims took the culprits on in a lawsuit, but Jennifer was not interested in taking any legal action.

“None of that was gonna really bring me peace. None of that was gonna bring my nude body back to me and Nic [Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer’s ex-boyfriend], the person that they were intended for.

“It wasn't gonna bring any of that back. So I wasn't interested in suing everybody; I was just interested in healing,” she said in the tell-all interview.

The X-Men star also revealed how she found out about the massive iCloud leak. “When I first found out it was happening, my security reached out to me. It was happening minute-to-minute. It was almost like a ransom situation where they were releasing new ones every hour or so.”

Jennifer said the hacking incident left her confidence shattered.

"I think, like, a year and a half ago, somebody said something to me about how I was ‘a good role model for girls,’ and I had to go into the bathroom and sob because I felt like an imposter.

"I felt like, ‘I can't believe somebody still feels that way after what happened’."

Earlier this year hacker Edward Majerczyk (29) was jailed for nine months after he admitted to accessing more than 300 people's accounts in connection with the case, reports The Sun.

As many as 100 celebrities were targeted in this leak, including actresses Kirsten Dunst, Gabrielle Union and model Kate Upton.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Mail, The Sun

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