Actress contacts authorities after nude photos hacked.
Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of her online, a spokeswoman said on Monday (Sept 1), part of a reported mass hacking of celebrities’ intimate photos. Pictures of the 24-year-old star, who won the Best Actress Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook and leads The Hunger Games movie franchise, began appearing online on Aug 31. The source of the hack was unclear.
Images purporting to be of dozens of other actresses, models and athletes were also posted. The authenticity of many could not be confirmed.
“This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence,” spokeswoman Liz Mahoney said in an emailed statement. She did not say who was contacted.