Jennifer Lawrence arrives on the ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards on Oct. 16, 2017 in Los Angeles.(Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lawrence, by no means one to mince phrases, says that her 2014 bad photograph hack left her feeling “gang-banged by the (expletive) planet.”
She defined how the incident left her feeling uncovered throughout an interview for The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast, revealed Monday.
“There’s not one person in the world that is not capable of seeing these intimate photos of me,” she advised the podcast. “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.”
The actress says she’s nonetheless processing the hack, describing the expertise as “so unbelievably violating that you can’t even put it into words.”
“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,” she recalled.
The leaked pictures, which allowed hackers to steal and put up bad and semi-bad photographs of a number of celebrities together with these of Lawrence, occurred because of a large breach of Apple’s iCloud service. They wound up on the web site 4Chan.
“This is a flagrant violation of privacy,” Lawrence’s reps Bryna Rifkin and Liz Mahoney stated in an announcement throughout the time of the leak. “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
Other celebs targetedincluded Kate Upton, Victoria Justice, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ariana Grande and Kirsten Dunst.
The FBI introduced in 2016 Pennsylvania man, Ryan Collins, 36, one of many hackers answerable for the Lawrence’s leaked pictures, signed a plea settlement to plead responsible to a felony violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
In 2017, a Chicago man, Edward Majerczyk, 29, was sentenced to 9 months in jail for hacking the digital accounts of 30 celebrities and stealing non-public data, together with bad movies and pictures. He was additionally ordered to pay $5,700 in restitution for counseling companies for one undisclosed superstar sufferer whose pictures had been disseminated on-line.
However, neither Majerczyk nor Collins was charged with really sharing or importing the non-public pictures of feminine celebrities on-line.
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