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Jennifer Lawrence: Nude photo hacking a 'sex crime'

Jennifer Lawrence is taking aim at the hackers who posted nude photos of her and other celebrities online. "It is a sex crime," she said.

The Oscar winner spoke publicly about the incident for the first time in an interview with Vanity Fair in its November issue.

"It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime," she said about the cyber attack that exposed her and dozens of celebrities beginning Aug. 31. "It is a sexual violation. It's disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change."

"Anybody who looked at those pictures," she said of those who viewed the images on sites like Imgur.com, Reddit and Twitter, "you're perpetuating a sexual offense. You should cower with shame."

Victims included Aubrey Plaza, Avril Lavigne, Gabrielle Union, Hayden Panettiere and Kate Upton, among many others.

The 24-year-old Hunger Games star said the photos were for the eyes of her then-longtime boyfriend Nicholas Hoult, and the hardest phone call she had to make was to her father following the leak.

"Just because I'm a public figure, just because I'm an actress, does not mean that I asked for this," she said. "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."

The November issue of Vanity Fair hits stands Oct. 14.

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