A rep for Jennifer Lawrence confirmed the stolen and criminally distributed photos of the actress are real and that there will be very real legal repercussions for the hacker involved.
"This is a flagrant violation of privacy," Lawrence's rep said. "The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence."
A lawyer for Kate Upton released a similar statement, saying, "This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client Kate Upton's privacy. We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible."
Mary Winstead said the pics purporting to be of her are real, and expressed her disgust at both the person who leaked them and the people looking at them.
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.— Mary E. Winstead (@M_E_Winstead) August 31, 2014
Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked.— Mary E. Winstead (@M_E_Winstead) August 31, 2014
While Lawrence, Upton and Winstead confirmed the pics are real, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice and Yvonne Strahovski denied their authenticity.
to every1 going on about my "nudes" & my "m&g prices" neither are real! my lil ass is a lot cuter than that lmao & tour details r comin soon— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) September 2, 2014
but forreal tho whoever thought those were actually me...... love u but I'm praying for u— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) September 2, 2014
These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) August 31, 2014
It is with great sadness and disappointment that I address this hacking issue. To my fellow actresses whose privacy has been invaded - my— Yvonne Strahovski (@Y_Strahovski) September 2, 2014
heart goes out to you. Im so disappointed that there are people in the world who feel the need to commit these criminal acts.— Yvonne Strahovski (@Y_Strahovski) September 2, 2014
Some of these pictures are fake, my own included. Regardless - I ask you all - do not share the links. Don't even look at the photos.— Yvonne Strahovski (@Y_Strahovski) September 2, 2014
Lena Dunham and Emma Watson defended their friends and fellow celebs, saying women have the right to photograph their own bodies however they want without having their privacy violated.
The way in which you share your body must be a CHOICE. Support these women and do not look at these pictures.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 1, 2014
Remember, when you look at these pictures you are violating these women again and again. It's not okay.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 1, 2014
Seriously, do not forget that the person who stole these pictures and leaked them is not a hacker: they're a sex offender.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 1, 2014
Even worse than seeing women's privacy violated on social media is reading the accompanying comments that show such a lack of empathy.— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) September 1, 2014
Ricky Gervais was not so sympathetic. In a victim-blaming tweet that has since been deleted, he wrote, "Celebrities, make it harder for hackers to get nude pics of you from your computer by not putting nude pics of yourself on your computer."
But Dunham was not having it.
The "don't take naked pics if you don't want them online" argument is the "she was wearing a short skirt" of the web. Ugh.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 1, 2014
For the record, we're Team Dunham.
And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .
SheKnows is making some changes!