Jennifer Lawrence has finally broken her silence after naked pictures of her were hacked and posted online, branding the leak as a "sex crime".
Posing topless on the cover of this month’s Vanity Fair, she told the magazine: “Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this.
“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 is a sex crime.”
The Oscar winner, 24, saw hundreds of private photos leaked online.
“It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these websites are responsible,” she told Vanity Fair.
“Just the fact that somebody can be sexually 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.”
She told the magazine that she had sent the photographs to her then- boyfriend while they were in a long-distance relationship.
She wanted to write a statement in response to teh leak, but said: “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, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”
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