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Jennifer Lawrence on Hacked Nude Photos

Jennifer Lawrence Breaks Her Silence About the Nude-Photo Hacking Incident

Jennifer Lawrence has broken her silence about the phone-hacking scandal that made headlines back in August. The actress spoke to Vanity Fair about her stolen photos, saying:

"Just because I'm a public figure, just because I'm an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. 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 . . . It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It's disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That's why these web sites are responsible. 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 . . . Anybody who looked at those pictures, you're perpetuating a sexual offense. You should cower with shame. Even people who I know and love say, 'Oh, yeah, I looked at the pictures.' I don't want to get mad, but at the same time I'm thinking, I didn't tell you that you could look at my naked body."

She added that she wanted to release a statement following the incident, but she started to "cry or get angry" every time she started to write something. Jennifer added, "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." (Jennifer is referring to her longtime boyfriend Nicholas Hoult, whom she split with back in July.) She did add that "time does heal" and she is no longer "crying about it anymore." Instead, Jennifer said that she is focused on finding her "own peace" about the situation, even if that means the hackers won't get caught.

Jennifer spoke with Vanity Fair about the scandal after she had taken part in a cover story for their November issue, which hits newsstands on Oct. 9.

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