Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 85th annual Academy Awards.Reuters
Nude photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence have been leaked online by a hacker who claimed to have a “master list” of images of 100 other starlets.
A representative for the star of “The Hunger Games” confirmed the photos of Lawrence were real and blasted the hacker for “a flagrant violation of privacy,” adding, “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
The photos, which originally were posted on the image-sharing site 4chan, were purportedly obtained through a weakness in Apple’s iCloud online storage system, and a purported “master list” of the hacking victims includes the names of dozens of female stars, including Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Mary-Kate Olsen, according to BuzzFeed.
It is not clear how many of the images are authentic, though “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” star Winstead took to Twitter to denounce the hack as well.
“To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves,” Winstead tweeted.
However, Victoria Justice, of the Nickolodeon series “iCarly” and “Victorious,” denied that the photos were of her, tweeting, “These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*.” Buzzfeed reported late Sunday that a spokesman for pop star Ariana Grande denied that purported photos of her were authentic.