Updated: Kate Upton responds to nude photo leak
Well, this is pretty much the worst. Unless you’re a creep, in which case this is good news for you.
It seems hackers have managed to get their hands on and redistribute what appear to be nude and partially nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Hope Solo, Krysten Ritter, Yvonne Strahovski, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Teresa Palmer.
According to TMZ, some of the photos of Lawrence appear to be taken in a dressing room while others are “more intimate.” Some show the star in bathing suits while others are fully nude.
“This is a flagrant violation of privacy,” Lawrence’s people tell the gossip site. “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
Yikes, sounds like these pictures might actually be legit.
For her part, Victoria Justice is denying that the photos are real, tweeting, “These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*”
Mary Elizabeth Winstead doesn’t seem to be so lucky, though, writing, “Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked. To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves.”
Lesson learned: People are terrible.
Updated 10:14 p.m. on Sunday, September 1:
She may make a living off posing for sexy photos, but Kate Upton, via her lawyer, is rightfully expressing outrage over the private, X-rated photos that were stolen from her phone and leaked.
“This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client Kate Upton’s privacy,” attorney Lawrence Shire tells Us Weekly. “We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible.”
Upton is on a long roll of A-list celebrities whose most intimate moments have been viewed far and wide thanks to the hacker who posted them on the /b/ thread on 4chan on Sunday.
The images have yet to be removed from the website that now claims it also has nude pictures of Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Kirsten Dunst, Gabrielle Union, Hayden Panettiere, Hilary Duff, Kaley Cuoco, Lea Michele, Mary-Kate Olsen, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lawrence and many, many more.