In what may be one of the largest celebrity photo scandals ever, Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian, Victoria Justice and Kirsten Dunst are just a few of the names included in a list of stars who have had their phones hacked and their compromising pictures exposed.
Photos of a nude Jennifer Lawrence hit the net yesterday, and while initial speculation led us to believe that they may have been faked — Jennifer has confirmed the photos to be real. According to her spokesperson,
“This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
Photos of a nude Kate Upton hit the net at the same time. Her lawyer issued the following statement:
“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.”
Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead confirmed the authenticity of her photos on Twitter, 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.”
Ariana Grande & Victoria Justice both denied their photos were real.
There’s a master list of all of the celebs reportedly hacked, including Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, and Gabrielle Union. None of those photos have hit the Internet yet.
The hackers were allegedly able to access the photos through a security flaw in Apple’s iCloud system. Apple has yet to publicly acknowledge the security flaw, but it has indeed been fixed within the last 24 hours.
Of course we’re not posting the actual leaked pics, but if this list is indeed real then be prepared to see some of your faves in ways you’ve probably never seen them before.
Also, celebrity or not — think twice before taking (and deleting) pictures you wouldn’t want the world to see.
[via NY Daily News]