Outspoken Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence has spoken out about a photo hack which saw nude pictures of her leaked to the world and called it “unbelievably violating”. The Hunger Games star had intimate photos of her posted online after her personal Apple and iCloud accounts were illegally accessed.
The incident occurred in 2014 and earlier this year, Lawrence said she still felt “terrified” following the violation.
Now, the multi-award winning actress has spoken again on the Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast and said: “I feel like I got gang-banged by the f***ing planet.”
Adding: “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 every hour or so.
“And, I don’t know, 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.”
Lawrence added: “A lot of women were affected, and a lot of them reached out to me about suing Apple or suing [others]– and none of that was gonna really bring me peace, none of that was gonna bring my nude body back to me and Nic [Lawrence’s boyfriend at the time, Nicholas Hoult], the person that they were intended for.
“It wasn’t gonna bring any of that back. So I wasn’t interested in suing everybody; I was just interested in healing.”
Of her own experience of sexual misconduct and gender discrimination in the movie industry, the Red Sparrow actress added: “I had been objectified, I had been, you know, obviously, not paid equally, I had been violated by a hacker, but I have never had a man use his power to sexually abuse me,” reports Contactmusic.