Phone hacking of photographs a ‘sex crime’, says Lawrence

Those who viewed images anyone ‘should cower with shame’, says actor

Jennifer Lawrence: “It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting.” Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Jennifer Lawrence: “It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting.” Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

 

Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence has broken her silence to hit out at the leak of naked pictures of the actor online.

The Oscar-winner, one of the most high-profile victims of the hacking of hundreds of explicit images of Hollywood actors, called the leak a “sex crime”.

The Hunger Games actor (24) told Vanity Fair magazine that anyone who looked at the images “should cower with shame”.

She said she had been “just so afraid” when the news broke, and that she “didn’t know how this would affect my career”.

She called for a change in the law to prevent more leaks. “It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting.” – (PA)