Jennifer Lawrence Expresses Anger Over Hacking Scandal

Hunger Games star has broken her silence on the Hollywood hacking scandal, calling it a "disgusting crime"
ByNathalie ViranyiWednesday , 08 October 2014
 Jennifer Lawrence Expresses Anger Over Hacking Scandal
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Jennifer Lawrence

Chris Martin's new girlfriend was among dozens of famous women targeted by hackers who accessed cloud storage accounts and stole hundreds of private, intimate pictures, which were later published online. Unlike other victims, the Oscar-winner kept silent about the incident, until now.

She expressed her anger to Vanity Fair magazine, "Just because I'm a public figure, just because I'm an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It's my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can't believe that we even live in that kind of world. It is not a scandal. It's disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That's why these websites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody's mind is to make a profit from it. It's so beyond me. I just can't imagine being that detached from humanity. I can't imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside."

Lawrence decided against a public apology because the pictures were intended for her boyfriend at the time, which could be British actor Nicholas Hoult, explaining, "Every single thing that I tried to write made me cry or get angry. I started to write an apology, but I don't have anything to say I'm sorry for. I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance."

The Academy Award winner admitted that the lowest point in the whole scenario was having to tell her father: "When I have to make that phone call to my dad and tell him what's happened... I don't care how much money I get for The Hunger Games, I promise you, anybody given the choice of that kind of money or having to make a phone call to tell your dad that something like that has happened, it's not worth it. Fortunately, he was playing golf, so he was in a good mood."

JLaw wants to move on from the scandal, "Time does heal, you know. I'm not crying about it anymore. I can't be angry anymore. I can't have my happiness rest on these people being caught, because they might not be. I need to just find my own peace."
The FBI has taken on the investigation of the Hollywood hacking scandal that has affected a number of A-listers including Kim Kardashian, Kirsten Dunst, Scarlett Johansson and Rihanna, and a lawyer representing a number of the female victims has urged bosses of Internet search engine Google to help remove the snaps from the web.

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