Leaked Celebrity Nudes: Stars React to Hacked Naked Photo Scandal

Gabrielle Chung / September 1, 2014

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This weekend, stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton had their privacy violated when their nude photos were leaked online. The NSFW photos, which were obtained by a handful of hackers operating in an alleged underground ring where users swapped naked photos of celebrities, were first posted by a 4chan user who claimed he was selling over 60 naked photos of Lawrence in an attempt to earn bitcoins.

After news of the anonymous user selling never-before-seen naked photos of celebrities got out, few members of said ring came out to share their collection, opening a floodgate to celebrity nudes allegedly of Kaley Cuoco, Selena Gomez, Lea MicheleTeresa Palmer and more.

Since then, Hollywood has banded together to defend the victims of the hacking — including those like Kirsten Dunst, Ariana Grande and Victoria Justice who are involved in the scandal themselves — voicing their opinions on this massive invasion of privacy. Here’s what they’re saying:

Meanwhile, a rep for Lawrence have confirmed that indeed the naked photos leaked are of the Oscar winning, saying in a statement, “This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”

Upton’s attorney has also released an official statement on the matter, reading, “This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client Kate Upton’s privacy. We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible.”

So far, a user on 4chan has named over 100 female celebrities whose alleged nudes are in the hackers’ possession.

[Lead photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox]