Back in 2014, the iCloud accounts of various female actresses had been hacked and their intimate photos released online. One of the most prolific actresses at the time was Jennifer Lawrence, and she had called for the hack to be a sex crime.
She spoke more in depth with the Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast and bared that the leak left her ‘violated,’ and is still uncomfortable that the images remain can still be easily accessed, as she understandably should be.
She spoke about the horrible moments when she realized she had been targeted:
“When the hacking thing happened, it was so unbelievably violating that you can’t even put it into words. I think that I’m still actually processing it. 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 [photos]every hour or so.”
The hackers were also able to access the photos of Glee actress Lea Michelle, Kirsten Dunst, and Ariana Grande were also among the many high-profile personalities whose intimate photos were made available to the public via 4chan forums.
“I feel like I got gang-banged by the fucking planet. Like, there’s not one person in the world that is not capable of seeing these intimate photos of me. 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,” added Jennifer about the nude photos, who she said was only intended for her boyfriend at the time.
But she added she was fortunate to still receive support because there are still people who understand that spreading naked pictures of herself isn’t something she does.
She apparently cried after reading about how some women still regarded her as a good role model after the hack, because of “the way she handled herself” after what had happened.
Listen to Jennifer open up more on the incident here.