Monday 20 November 2017

Jennifer Lawrence still fears being ‘blindsided’ after nude photo leak

The Hunger Games actress said she can still feel on edge following the hack in 2014.

The Hunger Games star said it should have been treated as a sex crime (Matt Crossick/PA)
The Hunger Games star said it should have been treated as a sex crime (Matt Crossick/PA)

By Sam Blewett, Press Association Los Angeles Correspondent

Jennifer Lawrence has said she still fears getting “blindsided” after naked photos of her were leaked.

Pictures of the Oscar-winner were among hundreds of intimate images of Hollywood actresses stolen by a hacker and posted online in 2014.

ipanews_19eaaa50-7e24-44c8-bda8-695ceac091fa_embedded39565
The Hunger Games star said it should have been treated as a sex crime (Matt Crossick/PA

She told Vogue: “I think people saw (the hacking) for what it was, which was a sex crime, but that feeling, I haven’t been able to get rid of it.

“Having your privacy violated constantly isn’t a problem if you’re perfect. But if you’re human, it’s terrifying.

“When my publicist calls me, I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, what is it?’. Even when it’s nothing. I’m always waiting to get blindsided again.”

The 26-year-old previously expressed her outrage that the leaks were not treated as a sex crime.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, she added: “Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offence.”

ipanews_19eaaa50-7e24-44c8-bda8-695ceac091fa_embedded39566
Lawrence attends a premiere (Ian West/PA)

The Hunger Games star had been the victim of a phishing campaign by Edward Majerczyk, from Chicago.

In January, Majerczyk, then 29, was jailed for nine months after admitting hacking the accounts of 30 celebrities but was not convicted of posting the images online.

Press Association

Promoted Links

Style Newsletter

Stay on top of the latest fashion, beauty and celeb gossip in our Style newsletter.

Promoted Links

Also in this section