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Jennifer Lawrence says ‘trauma’ from nude photo leak will ‘exist forever’

23 November 2021

ennifer Lawrence has said the trauma of having nude images of herself leaked online “will exist forever”.

A hacker stole and leaked naked photographs of a string of Hollywood actresses in 2014.

More than 100 celebrities, including Lawrence, were targeted through their iCloud accounts, with images first posted on anonymous messaging board AnonIB, then reposted on another site, 4Chan.

Reflecting on the ordeal, the Oscar-winning actress told Vanity Fair: “Anybody can go look at my naked body without my consent, any time of the day.

“Somebody in France just published them. My trauma will exist forever.”

The Hunger Games star also said she was fortunate to avoid any uncomfortable encounters with former Hollywood producer, and convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein.

The disgraced movie mogul boasted about sleeping with Lawrence to a sex abuse victim he had assaulted, according to a lawsuit filed in 2018.

But Lawrence denies the claims, adding: “"Harvey’s victims were women that believed that he was going to help them.

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"Fortunately, by the time I had even come across Harvey in my career, I was about to win an Academy Award.

"I was getting The Hunger Games. So I avoided that specific situation.

"Of course, I’m a woman in the professional world. So it’s not like I’ve gone my entire career with men being appropriate.

"But, yeah, that’s a perfect example of where getting power quickly did save me."