Jennifer Lawrence & other celebs targeted in alleged photo leak

Jennifer Lawrence

Some hacker creep decided to liven up the Labor Day weekend by leaking a bunch of (alleged) risqué celebrity photos online. These pics are all over the internet now after being swiped from the iCloud. Only females were targeted in this hacking scheme. Of course. These photos were obviously taken in private moments and probably snapped for significant others. These celebrities have had their privacy invaded in a major way. They have every right to feel violated.

Jennifer Lawrence’s pics are the ones people are zeroing in on. There are many others affected: Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Kaley Cuoco, Victoria Justice, Kate Upton, Lea Michelle, Teresa Palmer, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Hope Solo, and more. JLaw’s rep issued a statement to E! Online and Buzzfeed: “This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.” Yep, this sounds like an admission that at least the JLaw photos are real. Poor JLaw.

There are reportedly photos of more celebs on the way. If this story ends up ending like the Scarlett Johansson photo scandal, then this hacker could be looking at 10 years in prison too.

Some of the targeted celebs have spoken out. Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s tweets are sobering. God, I feel so bad for these women.

Ariana Grande’s rep told Buzzfeed that the alleged pics of her are fake. Victoria Justice has tweeted the same.

Ariana Grande

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  1. Ollyholly says:

    This is akin to sexual harassment. I don’t care if “celebrities should know better than to have naked photos”. Taking a private photo does not make it okay to post them publicly.

    This is someone being publicly violated by a horrible troll. Not only that but it’s not like these women were all storing the photos- the hacker even admitted that most of them had been long deleted but he was able to access them anyway through iCloud. Gross.

    People calling out any of these women are nothing but victim blaming, and it’s awful.

    This is basically revenge pr0n, and it is disgusting. I hope Jennifer is okay, this is probably a traumatic time for her. I hope she sends this troll to jail.

    • SK says:

      Please don’t start with the KK peed on comments. Not the time or place. Kim was never peed on. That was in R. Kelly’s video of him with a 13 year old girl. People then confused R. Kelly and Ray Jay. Kim’s movie is pretty tame, there is no urine present anywhere.

      Let’s just concentrate on the awful violation that occurred and create a sisterhood of support for these poor women!

    • becky says:

      Seems arguably worse than sexual harassment. This is public, worldwide and forever. It’s all over twitter, so even those who didn’t click on the link ended up seeing the photos.
      Hopefully she won’t become one of those sour actresses who hate paparazzi and fame.
      I bet even GOOP feels protective of her right now. Maybe she’ll even give her some advice on how not give a ****.
      Have they found the hacker?
      There is no way this person gets away, right?

      • Mike says:

        I remember when a pap took all those full nudes of Brad Pitt and Gweneth Paltrow on vacation years ago. You never even hear about those anymore so i would bet Paltrow is actually a good person to seek advice from.

    • SK says:

      Thank you, good on you. That one annoys me particularly because people make fun of it and assign it to KK which takes away from the fact that R. Kelly made horrible, degrading child pr0nography in which he urinated on an underage and vulnerable girl.

      • Michelle says:

        Kim WAS peed on willingly and is still making money off it. You must be referring to an edited version.

    • Mmhmm says:

      This is such an invasion, but if I were a celeb I would never put my face in a nude pic lol. Anyway, it really is a shame and I feel bad for them. I hate other blogs that are posting these because commenters are either gross or saying stuff like “why aren’t there any men? I’d love to see men naked”. Which got me thinking, I bet a lot of commenters would be fawning over naked male celebs, but would consider this a shame. (I’m not talking about this site, I’m just sick if other gossip commenters right now lol)

      • homegrrrl says:

        I did take nude pics, from the waist up, while on vacation with my husband in hawaii fifteen years ago. If he posted them online it would by my own fault for posing for a photo, plain and simple. However, I don’t understand how celebrities have any room to be “upset” or “shocked” when nude professional photos surface. This is an age old publicity stunt, especially the pornography videos that leak. How in the world is this considered “sexual harassment’ if the photos were willingly taken?

      • Lou says:

        No it wouldn’t – it would be his fault for sharing nude images of you without permission. Sharing a pic with your boyfriend does not mean you want the whole world looking at them. Privacy is a thing, and these women have the right to it.

        The victims are not at fault.

    • Chanelle says:

      I feel bad for all those involved. And I used to work km the wireless industry, you would be shocked (maybe not) how many people have nudes on their phones. To the people saying, “Most people don’t know pictures go to the cloud”! That’s NOT true. When you set up your iPhone, it tells you to set up an email, and ASK to have it backed up to the cloud. If someone doesn’t read, their fault. Still feel sorry for everyone involved. I’m sure they’re devastated.

    • Janet says:

      I am absolutely convinced most of those pictures were photoshopped with their heads on other people’s bodies. Gossipcop was blowing up about this last night. People were accusing KStew’s fans of organizing the hacking attack. Just out of curiosity I went to Google Images and typed her name with “naked” after it. I couldn’t believe the photos the came up. Absolute porn shots but some of them were so badly done you could tell at a glance they were a bad photoshop job. I can’t stand KStew but I don’t believe she ever posed for pictures like that. There are some real sickos out there.

      • Zee says:

        You do realize Gossip Cop commenters are psychos? It was some creepy Reddit man. KStew has absolutely nothing to do with it and it’s absurd how she gets dragged into everything by the psycho Stans and anti Stans. The JLaw and Kate Upton photos are real but others are obviously fake…it is very common for crazy people to shop pics because people be crazy. The creep who hacked and got the pics needs to go to jail for a long ass time….these poor women were violated…..I feel so bad for the women who were hacked and the women who had the shopped versions spread around like Ariana Grande. What pisses me off is the slut shaming as all these women are victims

      • Janet says:

        @Zee: Oh good lord, I know that. Some of those people posting on that site act like a bunch of screaming four year olds. It is true though that a lot of KStew fans are insanely jealous of JLaw’s success and were practically drooling over those photos, so it was a logical inference that they were behind the hacking. I don’t believe that. I think it was some sick creep who gets off humiliating famous women in general. Probably some jerk who could never get a date in high school and has been planning payback ever since.

      • Michelle says:

        They are real. Confirmed by JLaw and Kate’s lawyers. Also individually confirmed by others.

      • Lex says:

        If you managed to hack nudie pics of one celeb, you could easily drag a pile of other names in even if the rest were fake and people would believe they were all real. Not saying that has happened here but it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine!

    • Me71 says:

      I’m totally shocked that there were no nude pics of Bieber,Selena Gomez,and Miley Cyrus. Those three I’m sure have pics.

    • y0y says:

      I felt for the actresses…right up until the moment drama queens turned this from an egregious invasion of privacy to sexual assault/harassment. I pray none of those morons ever find out what real sexual harassment or assault is like because if they had they would never link this with those.

  2. Demi says:

    Who cares?!?! So you saw some naked pic’s, big deal (not). I don’t understand why everyone flips out when nudes are leaked, like okay so it’s a picture with boobs in it… what’s your point. People act like nudity is such a big deal but honestly it doesn’t mean jack s!@#t. Like I understand that they got hacked and those pic’s are private but just go with it and stop freaking out.

    • ray says:

      I understand where you’re coming from, that the naked female body should’t be a big deal, but at the same time, they are private, and these women have obviously chosen to take them to maybe share with people they trust, not the whole world. Its not the fact that they’re naked per se, its the fact its an obvious violation of privacy.

      • homegrrrl says:

        How can a printed photo ever be considered “private”? There is not privacy once something becomes printed.

    • Anna says:

      It’s a big deal because their personal information was hacked and it’s an invasion of privacy. It’s different if they put the pics out themselves because they would be okay with everyone seeing it but imagine how violated they must feel now that they were posted for everyone to see when they weren’t supposed to be?

      If it was me I wouldn’t care as much about people seeing me naked, I would care more about someone having acess to my personal info and having the ability to take whatever they want.

      • maria says:

        “I wouldn’t care as much about people seeing me naked, I would care more about someone having acess to my personal info and having the ability to take whatever they want.”


    • Artemis says:

      These women who get shamed on these revenge websites or these celebs that get hacked are still human beings in the end. Maybe you don’t care but you’re not those women. I know I would be embarrassed, scared and sad and I can imagine many women would. These pictures are probably from an intimate setting taken by their intimate partners and not meant for public consumption, nobody should be ok with 3rd parties invading their privacy. I mean, these celebs KNOW they’re on the web, many women out there getting photographed etc without their knowledge.

      You’re speaking from an incredible selfish point of view. I hope you never get your nudes spread all over the internet.

      • Josefa says:

        You’re always SO spot on, Artemis.

        Nudity does mean sh*t to most people. It’s common sense. This sounds very much like “I don’t find this offensive, so you should not get offended”.

      • mia says:

        I couldn’t have said it better Artemis. I LOATHE when people blame victims for not ‘knowing better’ and ‘putting themselves in this situation’. As though we’re responsible for other people’s stupidity and should behave accordingly even in the privacy of our home and on our own time.

      • FLORC says:

        Still, they should know better. Never do anything that you wouldn’t mind the world knowing about. Especially if you’re in the ublic eye or cultivating an image.

        Nude selfies of celebs are always seeked out. And there’s loads of history on this. It’s not like it’s never happened.

        Shame on the hacker invading privacy. And i’m not trying to blame the victims. Just that you can never be too careful in this cyber age. And like that Disney star iCarly. She sent the images to a guy and he leaked them. You can’t be too careful.

        Hard lesson learned, but the only way to avoid having leaked nude selfies is to not take the shots to begin with on an object with sharing abilities. Polaroids next time.

      • Mel says:

        “I hope you never get your nudes spread all over the internet. ”

        NOBODY would get their pictures spread all over the internet had there been no pictures to begin with (where’s the attraction of that, anway – I mean to anyone above 8 years of age?) and had they not been stupid enough to post them ANYWHERE.

        Yes, of course it’s a violation and so on and so forth; and yes, the hackers absolutely should be prosecuted.
        But to have such pictures taken and post them, no matter how “privately”, IS an extremely stupid thing to do. So stupid, in fact, that I suspect it could be a cheap publicity stunt, at least in some cases.

    • maybeiamcrazy says:

      It is different to release your own nude pictures and somebody releasing them without your consent. I would LOVE it if these celebs would just shrug and say “I look hot in them so whatever” or something to that effect and still proceed to sue that b-stard and Apple too. I did not look at the pictures but I am sure they all look great, they are Hollywood stars with fit bodies.

      • Demi says:

        Listen to me if you want to take nude photos, fine. But BE SMART ABOUT IT. Sorry but they are acting like an idiots, they know how internet works, they know that any thing that has internet access can be hacked. It’s 2014 for god sakes.

      • FingerBinger says:

        Demi you don’t seem to understand that hacking is against the law. Aside from that their privacy was still violated. Maybe they don’t know how the internet works. They probably assumed when you take a picture on a phone that only you use it’s private.

      • G. says:

        Dear Demi,

        Telling then to be smart about nudes when their iClouds were hacked is pretty ignorant. Presumably they were smart about it. This isn’t some ex releasing the photos for revenge. Their iClouds, which hosts all kinda of personal information, were hacked. Kind of hard to “be smart about it” when hackers take all your personal information, no? But apparently it’s very easy to be smug and sanctimonious about it.

        I don’t even like these celebs that much, but no one deserves this to happen to them. It’s terrifying.

      • Artemis says:


        It doesn’t matter what stance they take on these types of scandals. The stigma of female sexuality and the power that people have over women because it of trumps pretty much everything else in society. We all know that deep inside, they rather not have those pictures leaked.


        These days a lot of things go through the internet. For example I do my banking online, am I an idiot when I get hacked? Or what about those poor people who are the victim of fishing through their holiday bookings? Being hacked doesn’t mean you’re dumb, it means somebody else is smarter than you in combination with poor online privacy services/settings etc etc. There are always people out there who use their intelligence for evil deeds, blame them but for god’s sake and stop blaming the actual victims who didn’t do anything wrong!

        I agree with FingerBinger.

      • Mel says:

        “Telling then to be smart about nudes when their iClouds were hacked is pretty ignorant.”

        It isn’t ignorant at all. They were the ignorant ones, if they thought “clouds” of any digital description could be private and intimate.

        Yes, of course hacking is against the law.
        But their actions WERE stupid nonetheless.
        Unless, of course, it’s a publicity stunt. Which is not unthinkable.

      • FLORC says:

        Wow. Not ignorant. That statement though?

        I will say it’s textbook ignorance to assume your password is all you need to protect your online content.

        Some of the past scandals have come out to be self leaked for pr.

      • FLORC says:

        Regarding the average person getting bank items hacked and that info stolen.

        After a friend of mine had her credit card info stolen while shopped for holiday gifts I’ve stuck firmly to cash for basic items if possible.Outside of that my husband and I assume our info is likely to be stolen and we’re proactive about our numbers and account info. To not be so is to be lazy regarding your privacy imo. It won’t keep your info safe, but it will protect you and return to normalcy a bit faster.

        And digital transactiosn is very common and sometimes not a choice. No one needs to take nude photos. It’s a want.
        These actors and people in the public eye chose to open themselves up to a vulnerability. Like many of us do, but we’re not a household name in high demand.
        They are victims. Though, it’s like they’re told to eat the fish at a restaurant. Celebs before them have eaten the fish and become sick, yet they say “It won’t happen to me. I took a tums before I came here.” And they get sick.

        Here I am long winded again. I hope you get my point.

      • Jarredsgirl says:

        Mel, they had a reasonable expectation of privacy, though as Florc said, you can’t be too careful. Not that I blame these women, I agree with Artemis on all points.

    • blissy says:

      Nude pictures are fine if you agree to it. Its like sex is great if you said yes, when you say no its rape. They didn’t agree to have these pictures publicized and now they are going to be on the internet forever. For their parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren to see forever.

      If you are a woman, how will you feel if your nudes are online and your neighor, your dad, your dad’s friends, your coworkers, your kids, your kids friends, can all see them?

      If you are a man, how will you feel if your wife’s or your daugther’s nudes are online for your buddies to see? your coworkers? how will you feel when they whisper behind your back and go, dude did you see his daugther? she has a nice ass i would totally bang her.

    • maria says:

      thank you, Demi! at least someone is reasoning this “issue”. boobs? so what? jlaw’s body is amazing, i would take nudes if i looked like that too!

      • xpreson says:

        Maria although Law’s pictures are sort of tame…. ( some are very provocative ) there are other women’s that are very, very explicit and I mean VERY!!!!. Others are having sex with their partners. These pictures were deleted by the majority of these women trying to keep themselves safe as it must have been a moment of intimacy and sexy times. I clicked on one link thinking I was going to see some bad photoshoped pictures of J law just for kicks and was stunned by how everyone’s privacy had been invaded as you can tell the pictures are real. I really feel for them.

      • Bridget says:

        Okay, you take some naked pictures of yourself and put them on your Facebook page for everyone you know to see – cause boobs are no big deal, right?

      • decorative item says:

        When your father, brother, dentist and that creapy guy that you would rather stick a needle in your own eye than let touch you can see you naked, it’s a horrific VIOLATION! You just don’t get it, do you?

    • Isabelle says:

      The nudity isn’t the problem. The problem is someone hacked into someone else private pictures, phones, Icloud, & then distributed them. Its the invasion of privacy, the hacking & then spreading those private pictures for everyone to see. Hackers shouldn’t have more rights than the rest of us, we should have the right to our privacy & WE should make the decision if the pictures become public, not the hacker. Its not only immoral it should be illegal. Shocked that anyone would condone it, its awful behavior & takes an awful person to do it.

    • demi, part of me agrees with you. It’s total crap that these people have to even put up with this kind of stuff, but once its out there, I think the best line of action is to just sort of shrug and say…yeah. Those are boobs. That’s a body. So? And walk away. No story.

      But I also feel for them having to even think about this stuff. It is tantamount to living in Jr. High school with a bunch of sexist 13 year old boys.

  3. Talie says:

    Nude photos — really, who cares?

    BUT some of these girls, like Kate Upton, have sex pics leaking… and, I mean, invest in a digital camera! People should know better by now, and not just celebs either.

    • Emily says:

      I agree. The hacker deserves whatever harsh punishment he gets, but it’s not like this is the fist time celebrity nudes have been leaked via phone hacking.

      • Talie says:

        This would’ve been big news 10 years ago, but now it’s just a footnote. I mean, Kim K. is on the cover of Vogue with a sex tape. The stigma is dead… unless we were in China, then that’s a different story. They’d be ruined.

      • laura says:

        No question this was wrong, but my sympathy is limited. How many times has this happened? How incredibly stupid of them. People who value their privacy should try harder.

    • Michelle DD says:

      I guess for some guys, naked women on the internet is the only time they can see boobs…

      Btw, am I the only person on earth who doesnt take pictures of herself naked ??

      • MisJes says:

        @MichelleDD, you’re not the only one, no! I don’t, and never will. I have no judgement for women who do like to take pictures of themselves naked, and I have friends who regularly send the like to their boyfriends. It’s just personally, I would never, ever want to put myself in a position where something like this could happen to me. It’s just not worth it to me, you know? The idea that a stranger could get a hold of something so intimate to me makes me feel sick!

      • Nicolette says:

        No your not, and as @MisJes stated I wouldn’t ever want to be in a position where someone could get possession of something so personal.

        The age of technology has come with a hefty price tag, there is no such thing as privacy anymore. Anyone can Google someone’s name and immediately have access to their address, phone number, relative’s names etc. We constantly read how hackers have stolen people’s passwords, and information. Even things you think were deleted are still there in cyberspace. It’s insane.

      • AG-UK says:

        I am with you no I wouldn’t or don’t. But nowadays you can’t fart without someone picking up a phone and taking a photo of ANYTHING.

      • solanaceae (Nighty) says:

        You’re not the only one… Never in life…. Internet is too dangerous …

      • Skittles4Marshawn says:

        Um, I would if I looked like JLaw or Kate Upton. I totally did when I was 24. All deleted now…but apparently some of these women thought their photos were deleted too.

    • Mike says:

      I think it was Justin Verlander that got hacked not Kate Upton. Plenty of pictures of him out there as well they just weren’t posted because guy pervs want to see nude women. Deadspin has them though

    • decorative item says:

      Granted many “stars” have leaked their own photos, so I’m not surprised when there isn’t much sympathy when something like this happens. What to believe when they often cry wolf, right? Still, I don’t believe they all got together and said, “Lets group leak” Ijust don’t believe that. People like Kim K. need to leak vidioes because they have no other way of getting noticed, but people like J.Law not only don’t need to, but it’s bad for them. She is well respected and has a wide choice of roles to pick from and this just tarnishes her rep.

  4. Tiffany27 says:

    This is so awful. That hacker is a gross human being.

    PS- I made the dude at Apple turn off my Cloud.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      Until this broke last night, I had NO idea pics on my iPhone and iPad could be going into the Cloud. I looked, and sure enough, there were pics I had taken forever ago on old devices. So creepy. I turned it off in a hurry.

    • Liv says:

      I don’t know how you can do something like that and still be fine with yourself. What a cruel thing to do.

      And why is it “The hacker said…”. Who the **** is talking to him?

  5. whatsmyname? says:

    This is completely awful, awful, awful. To make things worse there are pics and videos NOT of any of them that are vey grapic that douchebags are trying to pass off as being some of them, but it’s not.

    And shame on the people trying to put the blame on the girls as if it’s their fault smh.

  6. Anna says:

    This is honestly really disgusting and the comments people are making about the celebs and the pictures are almost even worse. I think the only guys who were in pics were Dave Franco and Justin V (Kate Upton’s bf) and that’s only because they were in pics with women who were nude as well.
    Wouldn’t it be better for the celebs to just admit it was them so they can go after this guy and sue him? Or can they publicly say they’re fake and still go after him in court?
    Mckayla Maroney’s and Victoria Justice’s pics were “proven” as real since people spent hours finding “evidence” that they were legit through clothes that were in the pics and moles/beauty marks..
    I feel so bad for these women and I’m glad the pictures are slowly disappearing from the internet.

    Did anyone see Perez Hilton’s gross reaction to the pics?! Once he found out JLaw’s people were taking legal action he said he had a “change of heart” and took them down.

    • AlexandraJane says:

      No – what did he do? Though I am not surprised his reaction was less than supportive. I am sure there was a lot of rings and arrows around imperfections. such a tool.

    • kibbles says:

      I didn’t see Perez’s initial reaction to the photos (because I don’t visit his site), but I came across his Facebook post:

      Upon further reflection and just sitting with my actions, I don’t feel comfortable even keeping the censored photos up. I am removing them.

      At work we often have to make quick decisions. I made a really bad one today and then made it worse. I feel awful and am truly sorry.

      Please. He only took them down after JLaw’s lawyers got involved.

    • Em says:

      He’s so vile.

  7. SK says:

    So awful. You can see that someone like J-Law, always on set and working and trying to keep a relationship alive, might take some sexy snaps for Nick Hoult and then delete them and think they were gone forever. No harm done right? All in the past. Yeah, until some creepy loser comes along and manages to hack your iCloud.

    Apparently part of the problem is that most people don’t realise that you have to delete things both from your phone and your iCloud separately.

    I feel awful for all of these women. J-Law because she is copping most of the attention. But also some of those other chicks whose photos are much more full-on. Like the chick from Glee having full-blown sex in her leaked pics.

    These men who feel entitled to view women’s bodies without their permission make me sick and icky.

  8. David99 says:

    When will they learn. Many creeps out there that will always try to hurt these woman.

    • Melymori says:

      Yes! You’ll think men don’t take pics of their d-cks…

    • Josefa says:

      Sorry, but this sounds like a milder version of “miniskirts get you raped”. There is absolutely NO way these women are to blame for this.

      • David99 says:

        I understand what your saying. It was not my meaning at all. I just wish they would be careful is all.

      • pem says:

        Which still sounds like “miniskirts get you raped”…

      • Josefa says:


        True, but they WERE careful. They were hacked. Someone with a sick mind, tech knowledge and lots of time did this to them. They didn’t do it on theirselves.

        There’s times were, as careful as you are, you’ll be screwed anyway. You can be the most cautious and skilled driver in the world, and a drunk idiot can still crash your car.

      • bettyrose says:

        I’ve seen a lot of concern trolling recently in my neighborhood where there’ve been a few attacks – on men and women both because the attacks are sort of random assaults not necessarily of a sexual nature – where there’s been a lot of “women, don’t walk alone/women, follow yada yada rules.” I think these comments are well intentioned, but it amazes me that in 2014 the focus is still on women modifying their behavior (even when men have been victimized too, the focus is on women) – and the attitude is still that “bad men exist and can’t be stopped, so women have to be careful.” It would be a lot easier to digest if we took gender out of it: bad people still do bad things, and we all have to exercise caution, but adults have the right to be adults – whether that means walking home alone or sending nude pictures to a lover – and criminals should never be able to rely on the fact that society will blame the victims.

  9. aims says:

    This is such a violation and so wrong. There has to be a point that as human beings that we have the basic rights to privacy.

  10. Audrey says:

    People shaming them have obviously never been in a long distance relationship. It’s hard and sharing stuff like this helps keep you intimate and connected.

    I feel awful for them. I also think they’re all probably real, unfortunately.

    • bettyrose says:

      Word! And let’s face it, these young women could live the most sequestered lives, avoiding all internet completely, and they still risk someone breaking into their home and stealing their panties or something. Our discussion should be about how to deal with sociopaths who don’t respect human dignity.

  11. tmh says:

    Yeah I saw them, of course it’s invasion of privacy. But I don’t trust anything technology form because it’s so hard to delete anything from the internet or your phone, so I don’t take racy photos of myself or send it to someone . But for some reason jlaw photos seem a little casting couch like, while others seem to be a regular nude selfie.

    • SK says:

      Really? Casting couch? She has her Katniss hair in some of them, which means she’d already been nominated for an Oscar and cast as the lead in Hunger Games. To me, hers read as: always working, trying to maintain my long-distance relationship by taking some sexy snaps for my man who is on the other side of the world.

    • booger says:

      Even if they are “casting couch” pics, it is NOBODY’S BUSINESS. Blame the system instead of young women who are exploited.

    • Kim1 says:

      ITA some of the JLaw pics she looks uneasy,uncomfortable especially the pics with the sofa.
      Kate Uptons pics are selfies.
      It was an invasion of privacy for all the women especially the pics involving sex acts

      • M says:

        she was drunk and not looking uncomfortable.

      • Michelle says:

        Alot of Kate’s were taken by someone else. Probably her boyfriend Jason. It looks as though it was HIS account that was broken into as there are a bunch of random other nude girls mixed in with Kate’s pictures.

        Adding insult to injury Kate now knows her bf was also cheating on her.

    • hadlyB says:

      Kate Uptons were not from her phone it seems, it was from her boyfriends and the album had also randoms mixed with Kates.

      As for JLaw — someone took a lot of her pics, yes she took selfies but not too many — whose phone were those from? I mean if I was her boyfriend and got those I would wonder who took the pics. So I am thinking they are all from the guys phone at least Kate and Jlaw.

      • granger_1 says:

        It wasn’t necessarily the women themselves, but those who had the pictures or possibly took them. The accounts were compromised when a fake hotspot was shared at the Emmys and several guests thought it was legit and used it, giving access to the info. This is a good internet security lesson for everyone using hotspots/wifi that you are unfamiliar with. It’s sad that it’s likely it was mostly men whose accounts were compromised yet the women are getting the “foolish” tag.

      • Talie says:

        Yeah, it’s interesting that Kate’s bf was the only guy tapped for this… I guess because they figured he would have lots of naked pics of her.

    • Ava says:

      How can they be ” casting couch” if their on HER phone , no director or producer would let a young under 20 actress send them nudes, they could easily be black mailed.
      .. How does that work?… Do they call her to see the pictures…. ??

      Serious I’m almost tempted to believe idiots saw a couch in some of the photos and thought ” casting couch”

  12. Bshg says:

    I hope the hacker is legally pursued and that all the victims take the high road and be like “Meh, no big deal!”. I would personally be shattered if that happened to me, so they all have my sympathy, but at the same time I think that if we don’t give this too much attention it will fade away more quickly..

    GIRLS, if you’re reading this you have nothing to be ashamed of !

    (I bet the Apple team is also going through their own personal hell right now..)

  13. Marty says:

    Really horrible invasion of privacy, not to mention once these pics are out there, they are out on the Internet forever.

  14. maybeiamcrazy says:

    So awful for all of them. I have read somewhere’s 60 pictures were leaked. 60 pictures! I hope the creep gets at least 10 years of jail time.

    • qwerty says:

      Nope, as of now 16 or 17 have been leaked but the hackr posted censored screen shot showing he has 63 pics of her, or 6 files rather cause there are some videos there.

      • qwerty says:

        * 63 files rather

      • kibbles says:

        I read that there are some explicit sex videos of JLaw. Have they all been leaked already? How awful and embarrassing for her.

      • maybeiamcrazy says:

        Wow! 63 files and there videos too? It sucks. I did not follow celeb nude leaks in the past but I don’t remember that much photos from any celeb before. I hope Jen is not taking it so hard.

      • Liv says:

        maybeiamcrazy, I guess she’s crying hard right now. I wouldn’t set a foot outside. I feel so sorry for her, really devastating when you’re privacy is invaded like that.

      • qwerty says:

        It’s the biggest leak in history of… leaks, that’s for sure.

        No, no videos as of yet. One new photo but not even nude. All in all, it really could be worse for JLaw… all things aside, these pics are really quite flattering. Plus she’s not a prude and I doubt she’s losing her sleep over the fact that the internet has seen her breasts – she played Mystique, remember? Plus Zoe Kravitz said she walked around naked when she came by to her flat once and they barely knew each other at that point. Now the videos, that’s a different story and I doubt she’s chill about that.

    • Sozual says:

      This is SICK. I would leave America!

    • Michelle says:

      Word is it is a FIFTEEN YEAR OLD behind a lot of the photos, hence a lot of the young “stars”. There are also more than one hacker and the pictures appear to have been acquired over a LONG period of time.

      • qwerty says:

        Nope the guy is supposedly the 26 y.o, the kid just interns at the same company. And yes there is more than one hacker, it’s a ring of guys [I assume] who have been obtaining pics like that by all kinds of ways for years and trading them among each other.

  15. Jans says:

    I’m so disappointed in Jennifer Lawrence. Those shots were trending on twitter, I clicked not knowing.. and some are nice (Jen trying on bathing suits) other are too much (Jen spreading her legs, showing vulva). You kind of expect Kate Upton to do it, but not the brilliant Oscar winning artist

    • Tess says:

      Shut the f-k up. Do you know how stupid you sound? Lots of women in this day and age take pictures like that for their boyfriends or for themselves and it doesn’t make them bad people. The issue here is consent- NONE of these women consented to having their private photos leaked. Your victim shaming attitude is not only ignorant, but disgusting.

      • Gail says:

        I haven’t seen the images, but I feel jarred by that description too and it’s not an attitude of shaming. It’s true, of course, that Jennifer Lawrence has a right to take whatever personal photographs she pleases and that her privacy was violated here. It is also true that when extreme sexual imagery is taken out of a private context, aired in public and viewed unintentionally it is shocking and often feels inappropriate. It is jarring to be exposed to it and disappointment stemming from discomfort is a valid and strong response. Take your “shut the f-k up” elsewhere.

      • Gail says:

        To clarify: I don’t think it is appropriate to be “disappointed” in Jennifer Lawrence, as she has done nothing wrong. I think you can feel jarred by unexpected imagery of a sexually explicit nature without it being torn into as a shaming attitude. Twitter is not the place for such imagery, as Ms. Lawrence herself surely agrees.

    • SK says:

      People take private sexy snaps for their significant others. That is nothing to be ashamed of, especially when you are trying to maintain a long-distance relationship, you’re always working and a bit lonely and isolated because of that. Looking at her hair, these were all taken a while ago when she was really young. They were clearly never meant for public consumption. Don’t shame her with your disappointment. People are allowed to have healthy, full sex lives. The only peoe you should be disappointed in are those who invaded her privacy, stole her private property, and disseminated them to the public at large.

    • Audrey says:

      She was in a long distance relationship.

      Staying connected is hard

      The U.S. government recently switched from BlackBerry to iPhone because it’s supposed to be so secure

      Maybe not so much?

      • LAK says:

        Actually, blackberry has been proven to be impossible to hack.

        all those Arab spring uprisings and the London riots were organised and kept going via blackberry which frustrated the authorities no end because they couldn’t nip it in the bud early enough or know where the next hot spot would sprout so to speak.

        Apple, unfortunately is very easy to hack.

      • iheartjacksparrow says:

        I wish people would stop with the “she was in a long distance relationship” excuse. Cell phones have only been around for about 30 years. People survived being “long distance” in World War II, Viet Nam, and other situtations without cell phones transmitting nude photos of themselves.

      • Audrey says:

        I agree that BlackBerry is more secure. I’m mostly pointing out that the government should have stuck with them.

      • Mary says:

        @ iheartjacksparrow, it’s not really an excuse, it’s an explanation. You don’t need an “excuse” for taking PRIVATE pictures of yourself in whatever position or situation you like. And I’m sure you only use technology that was available 60 or 100 years ago, because people got along before computers and electric stoves and fridges and cars too, right? Get over yourself.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      I can’t even with this comment.

    • maybeiamcrazy says:

      WTF? It is her private pictures. She can pose however she pleases. Why are YOU disappointed?

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      Are you serious? She can do whatever the hell she wants without having random people judge her private pictures as “nice” or “something Kate Upton would do”. Which, btw, Kate Upton is trashy anyway? Why? Because she poses in swimwear? Jesus Christ, some days are just …

      • Skittles4Marshawn says:

        Our intrepid commenter is disappointed in JLaw and expected it from Kate Upton. Well, if that doesn’t run the gamut of whore/virgin slut-shaming bullsh*t ignorance, I don’t know what does.

    • Annika says:

      She has a right to take pics of herself if she wants to, as does any human being. The point is that the pics were not meant for public viewing. Other commenters have mentioned the pics could’ve been for her boyfriend. For a few years before we got engaged my husband & I were in a long distance relationship & took advantage of technology to stay in touch. Which included some nudie pics of myself. People do it. People have sex. It’s normal. What is NOT normal is to steal something private & make it public.

    • Artemis says:

      You sound male…Nude leaks: ‘I clicked not knowing’ – ‘disappointed’. LOLOL [insert sure jan gif]

      Who are you to be disappointed in Ms. Lawrence? Mmmm?

      I guess she’s trashy for having a sexual naughty side reserved for the recipient only (not the rest of the world) but you are classy somehow for taking part in invading somebody’s privacy and then having the audacity of judging a woman’s sexuality AND pitting it against another woman in a classic Madonna-Whore complex comparison!

      Like really bruh?

    • I Choose Me says:

      Why are you disappointed in her? So she showed her vulva – that was NOT intended for public consumption but for whomever she was being intimate with at the time. This is not on her but on the creepy hacker who violated her privacy. You putting her on a pedestal does her no favors. She did absolutely nothing wrong.

    • qwerty says:

      You’re disappointed cause she’s not vanilla like a good girl like her should be? **** you.

    • PennyLane says:

      “You’re so disappointed”……and yet, you looked at the photos.

      That makes you a total hypocrite – you are participating in the exploitation of these people by looking at private photographs that they clearly never meant to be made public.

    • eliza says:

      L.O.L! You are disappointed in J Law because YOU clicked on to photos that were her PRIVATE property, stolen by hackers?!

      What J Law or any woman does for herself or for her sig.other is not yours to judge. Stolen property is stolen property. End of story.

      • QQ says:

        Im so Disappointed in Jans and her stupid slutshamey comment and her thinking that was gonna fly in celebitchy

        Maybe start going to like MomsOnline or People magazine or some such sure your people are there Tut-Tutting away, sweets!

      • eliza says:

        @QQ- I just don’t understand how one would be disappointed in what anyone does privately for themselves or for someone in their life. I was unaware J Law was supposed to be above being a NORMAL WOMAN and having a healthy self image and sex life. I hate that the Momtastic readers are mad! Lol.

    • Annemarie says:

      Sorry to disappoint you…actually, no I’m not…most, if not all, Oscar winners have probably taken nude pics of themselves at some point in their life. It doesn’t decrease their value as a person though. It just means they’re comfortable with their bodies and are willing to take pictures of it. No more, no less.

    • Erin says:

      I saw all the pictures released and there isn’t any of Jennifer Lawernce spreading her legs , showing her ” vulva”

      • qwerty says:

        Yeah, s/he must’ve been looking at some fakes cause JLaw’s nudes are quite tame compared to some others.

  16. Pager90 says:

    The invasion of privacy is disgusting….but JLAW you are a huge star, why even go there, risking a chance at a hacker getting nude photos.
    Remember when Reese hit out at a sly reference to Blake L. When she was hacked, and people were calling Blake out for taking nudes on her phone.
    I feel bad for the celebs being hacked, still, but please be careful what u send out, there is always a terrible chance of disgusting opportunists looking to expose private things. Sadly.

    • Artemis says:

      You should’ve stopped typing after those first 6 words. Just…stop.

    • Brittney B says:

      Yes, I do remember, and Reese’s comments were just as skin-crawling as yours. No woman — no matter how famous they are — deserves blame or shame for sharing intimate moments with her partner (or anyone else). Modern technology is a fact of life, and it makes it easier to express your sexuality and maintain long-distance relationships. Taking advantage of that fact isn’t something that only men should do, or only non-famous people should do.

      Jennifer can do whatever the hell she wants with her own body and her own phone, and the fact that someone HACKED her private storage system to get them proves that she absolutely took every possible precaution to keep them private.

    • granger_1 says:

      What about the man, who was probably not Hoult, who was also responsible for opening up to an unknown security issue by using a hotspot at the Emmys? He is more to blame than this young woman. Again, men get none of the blam.

    • Becky1 says:

      @ Pager90 I know I’ll get flamed for this but I agree with you. Many years ago when I was very young I allowed my ex-boyfriend to videotape us having sex and to take nude pictures. This was in the mid 1990’s when the internet was in it’s infancy and no one had cameras on their cell phones but it was still a stupid decision. Who knows who he showed the video or the pics to-we had an ugly break-up and I wouldn’t be shocked if he had shown them to his friends. I’m obviously not famous but it was still a dumb decision. I’m certainly not slut shaming anyone but I think women (and men!) should think about who may possibly see the pics/videos they take before they do it-you may trust your boyfriend/girlfriend now but what about when the relationship ends? If you are willing to take the chance go for it but just know that it may be a decision you’ll regret at some point. I’m not excusing anyone hacking into private accounts-that’s obviously very wrong-just saying that you may want to think a little bit more before you take sexy pics/allow yourself to be taped.

      • Gail says:

        I agree with you. It’s unfortunate and it doesn’t condone the invasion of privacy by any means but the one way to fully protect yourself is not to engage in the first place. We are free to do as we please but, unfortunately, we must be cognizant of the consequences that can come to us from other people’s intentional disregard for our right to privacy. It’s a lesson often learned the hard way. I hope Jennifer’s alright.

      • maybeiamcrazy says:

        That actually happened to me. My ex-boyfriend had some nude photos of me while we were dating and he showed them to his friends. We broke after I learned that. It was mortifying. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.

  17. Adrift says:

    “Only females were targeted in this hacking scheme. Of course.”

    I read this as, it would have been better if males had also been targeted. Like, at least then we are all EQUALLY violated, and not just women. What happened to these actresses is abhorrent; women are targeted every day for sexual harassment (and worse) more than men, but IT WOULD NOT BE BETTER IF MEN WERE ALSO TARGETED.

    • Tess says:

      I don’t think that was the point at all- I think she just meant that it’s ALWAYS women who are targeted by these perverts, who make it a mission to find things like this. It’s awful all around, but not nearly as common for men to have their privacy invaded in this way

    • Brittney B says:

      Are you kidding? That’s on you for reading it that way, because nothing like that was said. It’s pretty obvious that it means the patriarchy is alive and well, exploiting female bodies because they’re safe targets for objectification. When something like this involves over a HUNDRED people and ALL of them are women, it’s just one more shining example of the fact that women still have it harder than men.

    • Skittles4Marshawn says:

      Even though some of the photos of Kate Upton came off Jason Verlander’s account, the hacker didn’t release nudes of Verlander unless they included Upton (so I hear). Aside from Deadspin, most media sources are focusing on the invasion of the women’s privacy, even though some men were hacked. So yeah. Of COURSE the hacker and the media is focusing on the women — that’s the point being made here — that it’s always women’s bodies being objectified.

  18. littlemissnaughty says:

    Man, that’s disgusting. I haven’t seen any of the pics and won’t go looking for them so I don’t know which sites posted them but seriously, everybody involved in putting these out there should take a good, hard look in the mirror and re-evaluate their ideas on basic human decency.

    So the iCloud is super safe, huh? Lord gawd.

    • Frida_K says:

      That’s my reaction, too. I’m not going to look for the pictures and if they pop up somewhere I will just look away.

      Imagine if everyone just refused to look? We know the stuff is out there but since we weren’t invited to look, we don’t. Not our business. Other more important things to do with our time. Demonstrating a little compassion, a little “there but for the grace go I” and just not feeding that hacker troll.

      I feel so sorry for these women and I hope that the hacker gets some serious jail time.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        I’m not gonna lie, I did look at the Blake L. pics a few years ago, mainly because they were everywhere and frankly, I couldn’t believe how frickin’ great she looks naked. But there has to be a line somewhere and mine is moving away from hacked accounts. It’s just not okay and if it happened to me, I would be mortified and cry for weeks.

  19. Eleonor says:

    I can’t believe there are people who blame these women.
    Those weren’t nude pics for photoshoots, why they did take nude pics and send them to their significant other it’s their own freaking business, and whoever leaked those photos has to be punished.

  20. Grumf says:

    This is NOT okay.The wrong lies only with the f*cker who did this.And so many nasty comments everywhere…

  21. eliza says:

    Let this be a lesson. If you want to take risque pics of yourself or Sig.other, do it on a regular camera and keep them on the SD card and NEVER upload to a computer. Never take pictures you do not want others to see on a phone. You are just looking for grief if you do.

    • Brittney B says:

      How about… let this be a lesson that no one should EVER exploit (or enjoy the exploitation of) women’s bodies?

      • eliza says:

        Ummmm, where was I defending the exploitation of women? In this day and age it IS foolish for anyone using a phone or computer to think anything is safe on them. It shouldn’t be that way but it is. To avoid the exploitation women need to be acutely aware of the dangers of the cloud, phone selfies and computers. It is a fact of life whether you care to acknowledge that or not.

      • blissy says:

        i feel like it should be both. One people shouldn’t exploit women’s bodies and two woman should take precautions to protect themselves.

    • Lucy says:

      …Do you have any idea of how incredibly idiotic you sound?

      • Janet says:

        Unfortunately, she’s right. With all the sick freaks out there I wouldn’t let anyone take a photo of me that I wouldn’t mind showing to my parents.

  22. Kori says:

    Over at reddit they’re saying that the OP is in custody in Mexico. That people on the site where he posted originally figured out who he was.

    • iseepinkelefants says:

      Yeah the dummy didn’t crop his photos so his hard drives were visible and someone just matched them to other photos he didn’t post anonymously on reddit.

  23. Buckwild says:

    My friend told me that this is being called “The Fappening” on reddit. So f*cking sick.

    • mimif says:

      God reddit is like a Petri dish for trolls.

    • claire says:

      It is. It’s disgusting. I was on Reddit yesterday when this first started going down. All of the sudden /r/all front page was tons of posts of nude leaked pics. I didn’t know what was happening but all over guys were “omg. best day ever!” Thankfully, some of the mods of /r/celebs took themselves out of the /r/all listing. The Jennifer Lawrence sub actually showed some respect and banned the posting of the photos. Other subs finally started following the lead, so this guy started the /r/fappening sub. That sucker had 60,000 subscribers within an hour. It’s so gross. I’m really disappointed in Reddit right now. There’s always many highly upvoted posts about privacy, Reddit has rules about doxxing, but oh, some celebs’ private photos are leaked? woo-hoo! Christmas came early! Let’s let people post these everywhere! I’m so pissed off about it. It’s not right. They shouldn’t have been allowed to spread like that.

  24. QQ says:

    Ive got a few thoughts in no order:

    A) Incredible Violation of Privacy

    B) Like JLaw attitude of ” Yeah is me and Lawyers are engaged” as opposed to the 3rd tier chicks trying to say they are “fakes”

    C) I abhor the neckbeards of 4Chan and Reddit and they need to rot in hell

    D) American society needs to get over their little moral fauxtrage and OOHH BOOBS cause we all got those and these things wouldnt be this powerful and this big a deal if sex and the human body were more normalized

    E) im already the queen of being naked all over and barely putting appropriate amount of clothes, If I looked like these girls You could never see me wearing anything more than Rihanna’s glitter dress

    F) The moral Police should know all kids are sexting and snapchatting each other this shit, so by say 5 presidential elections from now there is NO WAY someone doesn’t have Nudes around-this doesnt make them a terrible or Unserious or incapable person

    G) Dudes want more nudes and freer behavior from girls but then resort to this slutshammery and acting out behind Nudes?

    • Josefa says:

      SO. SPOT. ON.

    • in_theory says:

      Yes to all of this, but especially D). Also, if there weren’t people around who wanted to see these women naked for no other reason than that they are celebs (I guess, because you can see not-famous naked women on the internet everywhere you go), things like these wouldn’t happen. If there’s a market someone will unfortunately cater to it.

      By the way, some people commenting on here, saying what a huge invasion of privacy it is after having looked at the pictures themselves? Just saying.

    • SK says:

      Great points!! All of them.

      On the 4chan guys…

      I read something a whole ago that I can’t get out of my head. A journo had gone onto a board and silently “listened in” to what those guys were saying. She then printed a bunch of it in an article. It turned my stomach. They were clearly men who couldn’t get laid; but they weren’t the sweet, lovable nerds of pop culture. No, they were angry, entitled misogynists.

      They talked about women they desired and their anger that those women wouldn’t sleep with them or “gobble” their d*cks. They called all women who were sexually active sluts and whores and couldn’t understand how it could be that women who have sex don’t understand that they should be having sex with every man who wants to have sex with them. Apparently if you are sexually active you have to be sexually available to any man who desires you. The ownership and entitlement they felt over women’s bodies and sexuality was insane and beyond sickening.

      This “leak” and the reaction to it reminds me of these attitudes. “Oh, well she’s hot and I desire her, so therefore I have a “right” to see her naked.” “She took nude photos so therefore everyone should see them and she’s to blame.” It turns my stomach.

      • Kori says:

        And some of them with this recent leak were pleading for photos of Modern Family’s Ariel Winter and other underage actresses–or ones that are barely legal (Maisie Williams–or is she actually under 18?) or seem very young. Perverts.

      • astra says:

        This is just how some men are. Railing against it, “raising awareness” or any of that will NEVER EVER change them, or the fact that men like this will always exist. Better to learn how to live in a world with unsavory and bad people, and protect yourself accordingly then say stuff like “Well, men shouldn’t do this or that blah blah blah”. It’s like saying murderers shouldn’t murder. Well of course they shouldn’t but that’s never stopped murders from happening, so most reasonable people take precautions to protect themselves from the nastier elements of society. We don’t, and never will, live in a utopia and to pretend like everyone can just do whatever they want without consequence is doing a disservice to everyone. It creates victims, because women think that they should be able to do anything at any time because “feminism” or whatever, but that’s just not reality. Nude pictures are not a good idea, but if you do choose to take them you need to realize that they may end up leaked to the world. It’s just a fact, not sexism or anything, just reality. So we can accept reality or rail against it and make ourselves miserable and accomplish nothing. It’s fine either way but don’t expect miracles is all I’m saying.

    • mimif says:

      You win (again) QQ. I’m totally buying you a glitter dress for your birthday. 😀

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      @ QQ: Word. And with regard to E), I would like to say: Right on! And to B) I say sue the for all they’re worth. It’s just sad that not every woman has the means to fight back like that. She does and so do all the others. Go get them.

      @ SK: These guys are vile but they’re only a reflection of our society. That’s the real horror, to me. That I don’t even wonder how these attitudes exist and why. I know why. And if ONE person today tells me that feminism is obsolete because look, a female CEO!, I will lose my sh*t. What I do wonder though … what kind of a person is their mother? Are they all raised by wolves? Do moms not notice? Do they think they don’t need to spell it out for their sons?

      • Sozual says:

        It takes a man to make a man. Where are the father’s?!?! Supportive, caring, and nurturing father’s could have made them sane.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        Well, I would say it takes a decent human being to make a decent human being. But I was mentioning mothers specifically because as women, they should know that it’s important. Men don’t know from experience.

  25. iseepinkelefants says:

    I know I should feel bad for them, and it is wrong, it’s a clear invasion of privacy. But how stupid can you be to be a celebrity and take these AND post them to your cloud? Who really believes those things are secure? A) you shouldn’t be taking them in the first place (unless you can personally, physically, destroy them, like Polaroids) and B) NOTHING IS SAFE ON THE INTERNET. Only gullible idiots who have seen this go on year after year would keep their private matters in a forum that is completely out of their hands. And as a celebrity you have a higher chance of being hit, more than your average joe, you would think they’d be smarter about it.

    Apparntly this guy got into their accounts by guessing their security questions *palm to forehead* if you’ve admitted it in an interview, you probably shouldn’t make it your answer.

    • eliza says:

      Lol. All great points.

      Did we learn nothing from the cinematic classic with Cameron Diaz, Sex Tape? Never to the CLOUD! (no I did not see the movie).

      • iseepinkelefants says:

        Or ScarJo. Or Blake Lively.

        And yes I’m one of those paranoid weirdos who keeps their web cameras covered. After I saw the Net when I was like 10, even I figured out “hey maybe this whole internet thing isn’t as secure as people make it out to be”.

      • Liv says:

        I do too.

        I find it so disturbing that there are websites where guys can post pictures of their girlfriends. On one of these sites the hacker supposedly bragged about having pictures of Jennifer. So so so disgusting. And who’s shamed because of nudes? The women, not the men who receive them. Where are the pictures of celebrity men getting caught naked? I guess there are not that many female teen hackers who are able to hack their clouds.

      • granger_1 says:

        Liv, you are so correct, and that is my argument, too. This was a breach at the Emmys, to which to my knowledge Lawrence and possibly others did not attend. While in this day and age, we all should learn lessons about posting/allowing things on any web-based server (includes texting/snapchatting) that we want to keep private, it is disgusting to me that the women are getting the stupid label, yet the men to whom they sent these are not. For me personally, the nudity would be the last thing I would care about seeing, but there are plenty of other private things of mine that I would be so worried if they were released publicly. It has definitely taught lessons to ALL (not just women who send nudes to men of their choosing) but ALL of us to guard our information. It also once again reinforces how women are so unfairly labeled, especially in regards to sex, when there is no doubt that the majority of the leaks came from the men’s accounts.

    • Brittney B says:

      You do realize that Apple devices automatically synch with the cloud, right? Many of these women deleted the photos long ago, not realizing they were still stored online. It might even be true that some online “trace” remained even after they were deleted from the clouds.

      • cr says:

        Most people didn’t know that Apple, and apparently Android, automatically sync with the cloud as the default setting. I suppose if there’s anything good that can come out of this it’s that everyone should check the security settings on their devices.
        My IT friend called me last night and said ‘see, I told you to be wary of the cloud.’ He hates it with a passion.

      • PennyLane says:

        I’m with your friend.

        All of our medical information is going into the cloud whether we like it or not – look up “Health Information Exchanges” on Google. Not all hospitals have the proper safety protocols in place; we can expect more and more breaches as more and more sensitive/valuable information is stored up in the cloud.

        Today it’s mostly just happening to celebrities, but they are the canary in the coal mine. As the amount of data in the cloud increases, we the people will be next.

      • Skittles4Marshawn says:

        Yeah, I highly doubt these women are actively posting photos to the cloud the way people do on photo hosting sites (like Google’s Picasa).

    • maybeiamcrazy says:

      I feel sorry for them, they are private picturea after all. But you do have a point. It is like leaving your car unlocked while you are in a place with high crime rate. Of course in a utopic world we can stop taking measures for our privacy and safety but unfotunately world is full of douchebags and probably always will be.

      By the way I read online that even if you delete the pictures they are automatically backed up by Apple to the cloud or something like that. I am not an Apple user -thankfully- so I don’t know exactly how the f- that works but if it is true, Apple should get ready for the shitstorm that is coming towards them. I wonder how Steve Jobs would feel!

    • sigh((s)) says:

      Yep. Of course it’s an invasion of privacy and I don’t care what you want to send to your lover, but geez. The internet is not secure. Has nobody learned from all the other hacks? Especially if you’re a celeb. You have a higher than average interest. You should operate on the assumption that if you have nudes, someone will probably find and publish them at some point.

    • Courtney says:

      Yup. There will always be bad guys and taking steps to protect yourself is just common sense. I lock my home and car and have security systems for both. Private photos would require extra security measures as well.

    • Hissyfit says:

      I agree. I’m not even a celebrity and I’m paranoid to these hacking stuff. I know it’s their private photos – they can take nudes if they want and in this situation, it’s definitely not their fault because their iCloud has been hacked but haven’t they realized that they could drop and lose and their phone somewhere and somebody can get hold of it and access their nudes and upload it? It’s not the 90s and this is not the first time celebrity nudes have leaked, they should’ve known better.

      On a side note, I have to say I’m impressed the Jenner girls are not on the list.

    • Ohman says:

      Exactly! How many times does this have to happen before people realize they need to take precautions? Ideally yes you should be able to take whatever pics you want and be secure that they won’t get publicly released, but the world is not ideal and bad people exist. Reminding people to be cautious on the internet is no different than teaching kids stranger danger or reminding people to securely lock up their houses.

    • Megs283 says:

      I was on my mom’s computer a few months ago and was scrolling through her photos. I was HORRIFIED to find all of MY photos in her general album. Luckily nothing was inappropriate. I hadn’t added them to the cloud, and she hadn’t either. Apple must have automatically uploaded them when my computer was on her network, and it freaked me out.

      I’m fairly literate in both macs and PCs – and I still can’t figure out how it happened. It’s insane and can happen to anyone using Apple products.

  26. kibbles says:

    This is a horrible invasion of privacy and the creep who did this should get jail time. Let’s stop the victim blaming but let’s also recognize the fact that there will always be horny, disgusting perverts who target women both famous and non-famous and get off on these pics with little or no feelings of guilt for the lives they’ve violated or ruined. Nude photos are always in danger of being leaked by an ex or a hacker or anyone who obtains access to iCloud or a lost or stolen phone or laptop. This needs to be taught to all young women before they begin dating. The world is a dangerous and messed up place and women are especially vulnerable.

  27. SK says:

    Mary E. Winstead also said this, and I think it is a great thing to say:

    “You know what’s better then leaked nudes? Earning the trust and respect of another human to the point that they share their body with you.”

  28. aenflex says:

    I’ve never quite been able to wrap my mind around why people feel the need to take and send nudies, male or female. It’s a disturbing trend, IMO. And this is from someone whose husband is away at long stretches for work.
    It’s their right and it’s shameful that someone hacked and spread them, though. No doubt.

    • kibbles says:

      I agree. It is a disturbing trend. At least for these celebrities, they are rich and their careers won’t be hugely affected by having their nudes seen by millions. But what about the average woman who isn’t in the entertainment industry? Her life and reputation could be ruined over pics such as these.

      Unfortunately, nude selfies seem to be very popular among younger women in their teens in 20s who feel the need to share every aspect of their lives on the internet and with their friends. I have a friend in her early 20s who has taken photos of herself in only a thong in front of a mirror to check out her workout progress. I advised her to delete the photos. She once made the mistake of sending her laptop to be repaired with those photos on her hard drive. What if the repairman was a pervert and kept the photos? What if her phone is stolen again? It simply isn’t worth the risk to take these type of photos.

    • Annika says:

      I agree that it is a disturbing trend (particularly amongst kids doing it for attention without realizing the potential fallout).
      But amongst mature, consenting, sexually active adults? I think it’s a tale as old as time. I realized this 2 years ago when I was helping my mom clean out her basement & found some risque pics she’d taken of herself with a Polaroid for my dad, many years into their marriage.
      I recently was helping a hospice patient’s family go thru some boxes & found a beautiful nude painting he’d done of woman, apparently a lover he had during wartimes.
      My point is that it’s normal to express sexuality thru visual mediums. But I agree that using modern technology brings many risks.

      • cr says:

        It is as old as time, it’s just much much much easier to do now, so I think people forget that it was never uncommon, just more time consuming to do. And somewhat easier to keep private.

      • kibbles says:

        People should stick to polaroids and paintings. Yes, that stuff could also be stolen or scanned and posted onto the internet, but it is a lot harder for a pervert to get his hands on. He’d have to break into a celebrity’s house first, not just hack iCloud or the person’s phone.

    • Tippy says:

      Sexting nude photos has become the modern day equivalent of passing notes in Study Hall.

      It’s bizarre, pathetic and under certain circumstances illegal.

    • Skittles4Marshawn says:

      I’ve never quite wrapped my mind around people who like oral/anal/vaginal sex. Or people who get aroused from pr0nography. Or people who get aroused by someone they’ve dated more than 6 months. Or less than five years. Or someone who wasn’t their first. Or someone who likes handcuffs. Or anyone who likes missionary position. Or doing it in the shower.

      Human sexuality is a highly complex and very individual thing. The fact that many people send and receive nude photos of themselves and their partners should alert you to the fact that these people like to do this. And they are not you. So…that’s fine. Hacking them isn’t.

  29. Tippy says:

    The internet is far from safe or secure.

    People need to operate under a “what would happen if” worst case scenario and assume that their personal data could eventually be compromised.

    • NewWester says:

      This story is probably going to get a lot of people wondering what photos or information about themselves is out on the internet.
      Whenever a person sends a photo or text it has to go through a third party before it reaches it’s final destination. Makes you wonder who is looking at these messages. Scary

      • FingerBinger says:

        Maybe Google yourself once in awhile and see what comes up.

      • kibbles says:

        If there is anything good that will come from this it is that many people will begin to understand that nothing is truly safe on our mobile devises and that there are probably thousands of people now logging onto iCloud for the first time to make sure that every last “private” photo is deleted from that system.

  30. Maria says:


    I hope the b-stard who did this gets serious prison.

    These women are entitled to privacy, for people saying it’s just the human body, bugger off–these photos weren’t leaked out of appreciation, it was to degradate and humiliate these women.

    • PennyLane says:

      Yes, I look forward to the news of this person or people being arrested and sent to jail for this crime. For them to have so many photos of so many different people, there was more than just “guessing their security questions!” going on. This is complex and serious hacking. I can only imagine the scene at Apple headquarters right now lol.

      Also – personally speaking, I am not going to look at those photographs because they are personal. I feel like looking at those photos makes me morally complicit in the crime.

  31. Observer says:

    I feel sorry for that british downton abbey actress, geez :/ she must be mortified

  32. LAK says:

    It’s amazing that people aren’t more upset that deleted pictures (or any other personal information) are never deleted per Mary’s tweets.

    • Lucrezia says:

      To be fair to Apple, it’s not really a deletion failure.

      What almost certainly happened is that Mary backed up her device to the icloud some time before she’d deleted the photos. When she deleted it from the device, it was still in the back-up file (that’s kind of the whole point of having a back-up: so you can undo changes like an accidental deletion). The hacker has just taken that old back-up and restored it, discovering the deleted photos.

      The back-up is actually functioning as intended, it’s just unfortunate that Mary (and countless others) don’t understand that in order to permanently delete something, you ALSO have to delete any old back-ups containing that info.

  33. anna says:

    It is a crime for sure but the sad part is that this hacker will get 10 years or some crazy amount of prison time while child molesters, rapists, and animal cruelty get such soft sentencing. But yeah it’s a celeb so give them the most time and use all funds to get the guy.

    Money, power and media always wins I guess.

    • Observer says:

      That’s the world we live in.
      And remember: The media can turn an innocent man guilty and a guilty man innocent.
      The most powerful people work in the media industry and the media is the nr 1 most effective brainwashing tool. None of us are truly free from the influence media has…

  34. Carey says:

    I must disagree with the majority.

    Why there are people feeling sorry for these women? They are not victims.

    Famous women are not dumb neither naive, everything is done with purpose and will. If a woman takes pictures of herself using tools that can be handled by other people she must get ready to anything to happen. Thats’s why I do not do this kind of stuff. If I was famous I’d be even more careful about what I put on internet or cell phone. Security measures are not hard to learn and to practice.

    • Lucy2 says:

      Their private property was STOLEN and made public for the whole world to see. They are victims.

    • blissy says:

      you are one of those huh? Those that blames the victims and goes “they are not victims they were raped because they were wearing a short skirt”

    • Skittles4Marshawn says:

      I bet you don’t do this stuff because you don’t look like Kate Upton. That’s certainly my reason.

  35. ninks says:

    From what I’ve read, and the photographs I’ve unfortunately seen, it sounds like some of them were stolen from other people’s phones and not the woman themselves. So it’s not even ‘their fault’ anyway as it was their boyfriends or whoever the pictures were sent to who failed to properly secure them. So it’s possible that these a$$holes have male pictures but deliberately chose to release the pictures of female celebrities only.

  36. Wallamalooo says:

    This is so disgusting – poor ladies :(((((

  37. Kori says:

    I got a taste of ‘things are never really deleted’ during my hubby’s one year deployment last year. I took 2 naked breast photos with my phone and texted them to him. My kids use our phone so I immediately deleted the images from my text block and my camera roll. Then about a week later my daughter comes in all horrified because she came across the photos in the iPhone’s photo stream! (We have a family plan so the phones were all connected) I am usually not at a loss for words but I just stood there with my mouth hanging open. So I deleted them from the photo stream and she showed me how to set it so deleted photos didn’t end up there again. So a little lesson for both of us!

    • als says:

      Good story, Kori, although I can image it was uncomfortable, but I think it stresses the importance of knowing how to operate the loads of technology coming at us. Your kid found them and knew how to delete and she wasn’t a hacker.
      I think your story could be true for the case of these women involved here and many others.
      Technology these days is made so it backs up the data on its own in many places, so when you delete the pic, you have to delete from all the places it was stored in.
      These women involved in the scandal don’t work in IT and it is probable that they are too busy to grasp all the implications of the technology they are using – considering their resources, I am sure they use expensive technology that can sometimes be more complicated than the cheap and old one.
      Whatever it was, if this guy that did it is some expert hacker or just an idiot that took advantage of their mistakes, he still deserves severe punishment.
      The idea is technology is good in limited amounts, meaning if you want to purchase the last generation of iPhone and you don’t understand what this means, you’d better buy an old fashion phone that is safer and less tempting. An email is faster than a posted letter, but if the content is delicate and personal, the old fashion way is still the best way.
      It’s not just about pressing the Send button anymore.

      • Kori says:

        Yes and I consider myself fairly tech savvy but I didn’t even realize that ‘deleting’ something didn’t mean it was actually gone. I thought about in relation to things that were actually posted on social media but not in a text message to my husband (who also deleted upon perusal). I thought, ‘not in my texts, not in my camera roll, not anywhere’. And, yes, it didn’t take much for my daughter (who is pretty savvy but no hacker) to come across it.

        It does make you stop and think about your information that is out there.

    • Sozual says:

      Cute story. I know, kids know more about these devices than us adults.

  38. Observer says:

    There were even pics of Maisie (real ones) thank god they deleted those since she’s underaged.

    • PennyLane says:

      The people who distributed those photos might want to be calling their lawyers at this point…in most states, charges of possession of child pornography come with very long mandatory sentences.

  39. wow says:

    I don’t feel sorry for them. Having some weirdo hack into private accounts is always a risk when people decide to take nude pics. Who doesn’t know, at least in the back of their mind, that their pictures can be found. There are ways to get to anything in cyber space, even our real identities on forums such as this, if someone truly wanted to.

    Yes, people have a right to their privacy and to take nude pics if they want…absolutely. But in doing so they put themselves at risk and at the mercy of creeps like hackers.

    I also find it odd how the responses in general seem to differ a bit when it’s pics of someone like Kate Middleton privately sunbathing and pics of her skirt flying up than how the public is responding to these actresses. From what I see, I guess it depends on if they like the victim(s) or not as oppose to right being right and wrong being wrong regardless of who it is.

    Even with saying all of that, I don’t think this will hurt JLaw’s career at all. If anything, it will skyrocket even more.

    • Skittles4Marshawn says:

      To be fair, I think this site and its commenters have been remarkably harsh on Kate Middleton. Commenters seem to dislike the British monarchy quite a bit, but seem to pretend that if only Middleton and her hubs reached their ridiculous, arcane expectations of how royals should act, the monarchy would be an acceptable institution. It’s putting a lot on them. I think if modern humans can’t meet these requirements, the monarchy should just be abolished – nothing personal against Middleton and her quest to bathe topless on vacation.

      But hacking is wrong. What these women did is not wrong. We don’t blame shop owners for leaving their goods out to be stolen — these women should get the same respect.

  40. Miss M says:

    I hope the Feds find out who hacked the leaked the photos and a good jail time is given!

  41. itsetsyou says:

    I’m surprised anyone is interested in seeing naked people we’ve seen in all sorts of naked already.

  42. InvaderTak says:

    I’m more interested in the hack itself. An ICloud hack seems like only a matter of time. The service that automatically uploads your pictures and stores them, while possibly (or as this seems to prove) never deletes them. Sorry, that screams “please hack me!”. That by nature means remote access. Has Apple had anything to say about this?

    • PennyLane says:

      I’m wondering the same thing myself – presumably the folks at Apple right now are working frantically to prove that the iCloud server or any Apple servers for that matter were not hacked.

      The fact that Apple still hasn’t released a statement means that 1) they still aren’t sure exactly what happened, or that 2) they are sure it’s an Apple-based issue and are fixing it before making the announcement. Yikes.

      Either way, I would not want to be on the data security team at Apple right now! Apple really should have released a statement at this point reassuring people that all their pictures are safe.

      Also, I laughed out loud at some news report that said photos on the iCloud were deleted after 30 days. They aren’t allowed to legally do that – they may disable access by the public after 30 days, but those photos by law have to be kept for at least 6 months, and search terms have to be stored for five years.

    • Em says:

      I read that it happened due to a flaw in the find my iPhone app. Apple hasn’t released a statement but apparently they quietly put in a patch to fix the flaw.

  43. BunnyBabe says:

    To anyone who says full of pride in themselves “and this is why I’LL never do this,” you must not be young and/or hot. Sorry.

    Today’s kids grow up with pictures as communication tools much like texting. It’s commonplace now.

    Saying “just don’t do it” is like preaching abstinence instead of giving sex ed. It’s going to happen anyways, might as well be educated about it.

    • Sozual says:

      You can do it just hide your face…lol!

    • Hissyfit says:

      You must not be young or hot? Really? How about just smart enough knowing that everything technology related is not safe?

      And yes, if you’re going to do something stupid like taking nudes and sending it as a form communication (your words) then at least be smart about it. Like someone who pointed out before me, don’t include your face.

      • Sozual says:


      • Meg says:

        Hissyfit-I agree with you. I got a job at a bank years ago and in our weeks of training they let us know that people don’t realize that, for example, emails are like sending post cards. It is incredibly easy to hack into and see others emails. Do not send anything that you would not feel comfortable with anyone seeing. I think we’ve all become so hooked on these convenient devices and programs that we use them for everything-forgetting that the government gets us hooked on these things so they can track us easier. They know where we are and what we’re doing because of our phones and computers-they record every 5th phone call you take, they can turn your phone and your car into microphones to record conversations you’re having. People forget the risks involved.

    • jenn says:

      Im both young and attractive and I would never send someone a pic of my $@&&$*. Get some class.

      • BunnyBabe says:


        My mind runs in the gutter so I’m having a hard time filling in the asterisk-filled blank in your sentence but that’s the perfect example of the abstinence/just don’t do it stance that I mentioned. Facts of life are it’s happening, all the time, and people need to be aware and protect themselves.

      • decorative item says:

        I wouldn’t do it myself, but that’s not the point. And, I don’t care if these women want to stick flowers up their arses and have sex in the freezer, it’s their bodies to do with what they like.

  44. BlueJay says:

    So….why is it that only females take nude pictures? Where are all the males with the nude pictures. Chris Martin or George Clooney, or Brad Pitt, etc. Problem here is that men don’t do this kind of craziness. I am not sure why women think it important to take nude pictures and send them around and for that matter even keep them on their phones. It plan weird to me. And no phones and the internet is NOT private. I think that this is obviously. I always tell my kids nothing on the internet or an iphone is private. I am not sure why celebrities have not figured this out when the common person has.

    • BunnyBabe says:

      To answer your question, guys love them and request them. That’s why girls take them.

      • BlueJay says:

        So guy requests something so a girl it does it without any concern for what might happen? And you don’t think that women want nude pictures of their men? I am sorry but any man who requests this and puts a women at risk of exposure when he is not doing the same thing is not a good guy. You can bet that if it is Chris Martin requesting these that he would never do the same in return for her as he knows the risks. And yes pictures of men like Brad, Chris ext. would be just as in demand as pictures of women. In fact maybe even more.

      • Sozual says:

        Brad Pitt has shots of him when with Paltrow nude. They were hanging out outside. America needs to get over nudity.

    • cr says:

      But the common person probably hasn’t either, they’re just not as interesting to the hacker (s). And teenage sexting ‘scandals’ happen in my area regularly.
      And I’m pretty it’s not only females who take them, but once again it’s probably not as interesting to the hacker (s).

    • xpreson says:

      Men don’t do it???? hahahahahahahaha Please!!!!!!!!!!!! the internet is full of dudes sending pictures of their dongs! just because the hackers are not interested in the male pictures doesn’t mean there aren’t there!

      • BlueJay says:

        Let me tell you if Brad, George, Chris, etc. had nude pictures on their phones it would be bigger then JLaw. And if Chris did it and it was posted Goop would laugh herself silly. But……Chris is to smart for this – to bad JLaw isn’t as well.

      • MaryShaw says:

        God, yes, I know someone who had all sorts of pix of his shlong saved on his phone. It’s just that most men don’t have the body so the primarily snap a photo of their business. And you know, you can’t tell who is who if there’s no face.

    • Veronica says:

      Lol, men take nude pics all the time – dudes just have the benefit of having their sexual nudity limited to their lower body. A cock shot is just less likely to include a face. Women do probsbly take more overall as I think men are more likely to request them, but I also suspect women are more likely to be targeted by hackers for a number of reasons.

    • Ange says:

      So, you’ve never been on Tinder then?

  45. Lucy says:

    What an awful, unfortunate situation. I hope Jen and the other affected ladies are okay. Absolutely NO ONE, male or female, deserves this to happen to them, under ANY circumstances. And whoever thinks the opposite should be ashamed of themselves.

  46. whatwhatnot says:

    Eh, if I have learned anything from all these celeb nudie leaks is that you can still send your man sexy photos, you just don’t include your face in them. Maybe a partial view but nothing where you can be identified with. It’s easier to claim it’s not you that way.

  47. Jen34 says:

    The most shocking thing about these photos is that these people enjoy taking photos. Am I the only one who doesn’t like her picture taken? Also, Kate Upton’s boyfriend (ex-boyfriend?) probably cheated on her because if that is his camera roll, there are photos of other women.

  48. KatyD says:

    I wish the slut-shamers would return back to the medieval times where they belong. J-Law has had only 1 boyfriend when these pics were taken, and apparently she had a normal healthy sexual relationship with guy. The pics are nobody’s business and the same stuff that a lot of people do in privacy. I was totally disgusted with the people calling her names on the internet. Some on IMDB were saying her career is over, calling her a ho, etc. It’s gross and it makes me really hate the internet. No way this is her fault. The people looking at her while calling her names are obviously very twisted. A big sad all around. 🙁

  49. Birdix says:

    As a frequent reader of this site, this whole thing makes me so uncomfortable. I don’t see that it’s much different, in spirit, than long lens photography by the paparazzi. Kate M had as much expectation of privacy as did these people, her privacy was stolen from her as well (she’s an example, but we know of many others). Whether the nude photo was taken by someone else or stolen by someone else, the end result is the same. And the conviction with which people shamed her, and are shaming these women, is the same. But somehow the response to that –outrage at those outraged– seems a bit hollow to me as well. Because the outrage at the “shaming” is distracting from the point that there is a voyeuristic element in following celebrity culture, and where you draw the line for what’s acceptable and what’s not is such a grey area. Why is it ok for reams of posts to attack Leann Rimes and/or Brandy, Jennifer or Angelina, but only now we remember that these are people, too? I don’t really have an answer, just feeling complicit, even without clicking through to any of these photos, in this culture of celebrity takedown and uncomfortable for that reason.

  50. Alex says:

    Seeing comments on here (or the majority of them) gives me hope for humanity.
    What yesterday taught me was a few things:
    1. Exploitation of females in general. The only accts hacked were ones for female celebs. Not only that but you have people shaming this women on one hand and begging for pictures with the other. We don’t have a right to anyone’s body without consent. Nor should we be saying “she’s hot she should own it”. So what if she’s hot doesn’t mean she wants millions of people looking at her. It’s absolutely disgusting. And you have the guy from 5SOS sending D pics last week and the reaction was “LOL boys”. Females get their privacy stolen and it’s “gross sluts”. This is why we need feminism
    2. Dehumanizing of celebs. Yes I know people will say we shouldn’t feel sorry for rich people but their privacy was stolen from them. And at the end of the day they are human beings. In JLaws case she constantly states in interviews how she hates how people feel entitled to her life like she’s an animal at the zoo. And she had her worst fear realized just now
    3. Victim blaming. The amount of “well don’t send nude pics” or “she’s a celeb she should know better” is also disgusting…Gotta love rape culture. She’s a person first and she didn’t ask for these pictures to be stolen. Considering she was in an almost 4 year long dost since relationship I’m going to guess these were for her fb. and that’s her right. It doesn’t make what happen her fault and the only one we should be blaming is the hacker and the disgusting POS that circulates the photos (here’s hoping Perez Hilton gets slapped with a lawsuit)

    Anyways I feel sad for all involved esp JLaw since this seems to be coming down on her exclusively. Considering this major invasion of privacy I would be surprised if she disappears from the public sphere (even more than she already does). And I can’t imagine how this can change a person and she is dealing with this violation on a large scale. Her best friend laura posted on twitter about it (and she rarely posts about Jen) which tells me that she is incredibly upset. I’m sad for her. /end rant

    • Renee says:

      Where is the like button so that I can upvote your comment?

    • mimif says:

      Best comment I’ve read about this shit show. Well done, Alex.

    • Alyce says:

      I agree with everything you said. Some of the comments I’ve read are just awful. I refuse to look at the pictures and I hope all the sites that posted them get slammed with law suits and charges.

      • Alex says:

        Completely agree. I basically avoided my twitter for a day to avoid it. Went back on today to retweet some great articles about this that really hit the bigger points home. Had some anti-feminist, pro-rape troll excuse for a boy try to engage me on twitter before I shut him down and blocked him. Just gross all around.
        I’m hoping Perez Hilton gets slapped with the biggest lawsuit. He pulled the photos after JLaw’s rep issued the statement about lawsuits. He’s such a sorry excuse for a human being. ugh
        On the other hand lovely Emma Watson posted a great tweet about the situation today.

  51. Guest says:

    The hacker needs to go to prison. Those nudes were not their property to distribute/share.

  52. Thatshhhcray says:

    The bigger story here is that iCloud was hacked. If you have any sensitive data in icloud, and that goes beyond your camera roll, you should save it to an external hard drive and then delete it off icloud.

    If you are on the internet you should have no expectation of privacy. Is it right? No, but our own government spies on our every move, so let this be tough reminder that of it’s on your phone or a computer you are at risk.

  53. M.A.F. says:

    I was wondering how they got the photos but if it is through iCloud it makes sense. I can’t stand iCloud. I delete the photos from my phone then I have to go back to gmail/google and delete the photos all over again. Maybe I’m the only one who has to do that but it’s really annoying especially since I didn’t know about it (the storage on gmail/google account).

    I feel bad for these women. It is an invasion of privacy and it will something that is talked about for the rest of their career.

    • mimif says:

      I’m the same way; I delete *and* restore my phone to factory settings and overwrite my hard drive all the time. The way our personal information is mined (and profited from) is abhorrent, and I cannot even imagine what it would feel like to have your privacy stolen, distributed & profited from like this.

    • Ennie says:

      Since I hate paying for extra internet, none of our Apple devices are connected to the cloud. Nothing from us is backed there. Our phone contacts and stuff, we use other methods to store them in case the phone gets damaged or lost.
      For needs of my studies, I was using dropbox for a while, but off it went. It can be useful sometimes, but I hated it.
      I used to have some nudes as a keepsake, but I destroyed the Cd long time ago. One time during our honeymoon, we took some pics/video, watched it, and them immediately erased whatever racy it was in the digital camera, and one day later we lost the camera in Cuba… we went looking for it and we incredibly found it because the taxi driver was honest, but they recognized us by our pics. If we had been careless they would have found more than touristy pics…

  54. 237 says:

    Maybe off topic:
    Got a new tablet and wanted to connect it to facebook. They wanted me to install the app. Before I did luckily read the terms. They wanted EVERYTHING! including access to my pics, to my f**ing camera, my messages, my emails, also MY CAMERA.
    What the hell …

    • Sozual says:

      I have gotten those messages too and don’t understand how they can do that. This is something that needs to be looked into.

    • solanaceae (Nighty) says:

      Don’t have internet on phone (don’t use it)l, but I stopped posting my pics online a few years ago; nowadays I barely post personal info on facebook; they become owners of everything we post (there should be a law against that). I post jokes, news and online games and that’s it… Don’t like clouds either, too easy to hack…

  55. Aries_Mira says:

    First, it is, without a doubt, an invasion of privacy. Who ever did this should be persecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Second, however, people need to get off their high horse and realize that there will always be nasty, hurtful people out in the world who will exploit and embarrass (or worse) others simply because they can! This is how our world works, so quit pretending to live in a fantasy bubble of how polite and kind and respectful everyone ought to be.

    If you post incriminating photos on the internet and get upset because someone else got a hold of them and exposed them to the world, that’s your fault. Once it’s out there, it stays out there. These celebrities who were hacked damn-well know that because of their high-profile lifestyle, there are people out there just waiting to pounce on any teeny bit of info to garner their 15 minutes of fame through chaos. If you don’t want the drama, don’t take the the pictures.

    • sigh((s)) says:

      It isn’t victim shaming or slut shaming or propagating rape culture– do whatever the heck you want with your body/time in your own home. Take whatever photos you want, send them to whomever you want, but: if you are doing this with anything technology-based, know that it is POSSIBLE that it can be hacked. Even before cell phones people would have videos or photos leaked. If there is physical proof of it out there, know that it is out there and you may not be able to stop it from getting published.
      Not excusing the hacker, but as the above poster says, we don’t live in an ideal world.

    • FingerBinger says:

      These celebrities didn’t post pictures on the internet. These were photos that were on their phones and their phones were hacked. If you’re using a phone or an Ipad or whatever and you’re taking pictures/videos there is an expectation of privacy.

      • sigh((s)) says:

        Of course there’s the “expectation” of privacy. That’s what I’m saying, though. If you are doing things on a device that has the ABILITY to connect to the internet, you need to be aware of the possibility it will get out there. Or you could lose your phone/tablet/computer. There is always a risk. And you have to decide if you want to take that risk, especially if you’re a celeb, as the risk goes up exponentially.

  56. Sozual says:

    I am so over nudity being such a big deal. I am an American….14th generation or whatever. The Discovery Channel show, Naked and Afraid is a great start. If women in entertainment didn’t do all these peek-a-boo shows, where they ran around in thongs or booty shorts on stage we wouldn’t have this problem. These folks gyrating on stage trying to stimulate thoughts of sex, are a major part of the problem. They are a major problem because they are selling sex and an American correlation to sex is nudity. In countries like Germany and France, nudity does not equate to sex. It just means you don’t have clothes on. Another part of the problem is not having men and women equally nude on screen. No, I don’t want to turn on the television and see nude people all the time. Maybe if people did proper nude shoots like Titian’s “Venus of Urbino” or David (Michelangelo), these hacking occurrences would get cut down. The curiosity of someone’s nude body would get cut down. Pulling back in overt sexuality in M/V’s, movies that show men and women equally nude in film (nudity where they are doing things non sexual), and nude photography that is not sexual would aide in this problem. I am not speaking of only celebs being involved in this, but non-famous people as well.


  57. Adrien says:

    Why can’t they hack people like Rush Limbaugh or the ISIS?
    Hopefully, this won’t affect JLaw’s career. She presented herself as Average Jane not Miss goody two shoes. She became famous because of her acting abilities. She’ll be fine.

  58. aquarius64 says:

    No matter what side of this debate you’re on, here’s a potentially scarier aspect for Lawrence: all the speculation of WHEN she got involved with Chris Martin. Remember, sites like E! were reporting she and Hoult were over before she got with Martin. What if pictures on the phone are date and time stamped, and leaves a trail to what number the photos were sent, and when? If they show these photos were going to Martin while she was still with Nicholas Hoult, the drag JLaw would get on social media would be so severe she would be checking for scrape marks daily. The person will go to jail, but JLaw will become Kristen Stewart 2.0.

    • Collie says:

      All the photos stolen of Lawrence are old, at least a year or maybe more. She has long blond or dark hair. It’s more likely these are taken by Hoult, so your theory is BS.

      • aquarius64 says:

        All the photos are old, …..most likely taken by Hoult. In short, you can’t say with absolute certainty they were taken by Hoult. We don’t know when the pictures were taken. I gave an opinion. Please don’t react like a fan that’s afraid her idol is going to get dragged like Stewart did.

    • Collie says:

      The point was not who took them but that they are old. You can tell by her hair, so we actually do know when they were taken or at least we know when they were not taken. And that is they were not taken after she cut her hair for the first time, which was early 2013. I’m not reacting like a fan, I just proved you opinion wrong.

      • aquarius64 says:

        Do the pictures have date and time markers? They usually do. That’s how you back up your argument.

      • Sozual says:

        She didn’t cheat on Hoult. Please. First have the smoke before you start screaming fire.

    • St says:

      Who cares? Really. I don’t care about Chris Martin and if he is dating with Jennifer Lawrence. And when were those pictures sent and to whom. Like at all.

  59. Josefa says:

    People, YOU’RE ALWAYS AT RISK OF EVERYTHING. You leave your house for vacation and you’re at risk of someone mocking your security system and robbing you. You drive at night and you’re at risk of having a drunk idiot crush your car, no matter how you drive yourself. Sure, people can always be more cautious to reduce the risk, but someone can always out-smart you.

    These women trusted the system they paid and some asshole with more technology knowledge and time than them hacked it. They WERE cautious. They didn’t sext the producers of TMZ by accident. Don’t blame the victim. You can’t.

    This is, on first place, the fault of the bloody idiot who hacked the system. On second place, it’s the fault of everyone on the internet spreading these nudes. And, on third place, it’s Apple’s fault for creating such an insecure system. We could make a case and say the actresses could’ve known better how to use it, yes, but still, I find it INCREDIBLY irresponsible on the company’s part to let something like this happen. I don’t have an Apple device, but I’m assuming adding warning reminders or somethig among those lines would’ve prevented this from happening.

    This will be an interesting case to follow and I hope justice is made.

    • Mary says:

      Well said, thank you!

    • Sozual says:

      Will Apple’s stocks plummet?

      • Josefa says:

        Hardly, but I hope they at least release an statement. How a company with world-class engineers didn’t think of this is beyond me.

    • qwerty says:

      Yep. All the people saying stars should not be taking sexy pics just expect them to write love letters to their boyfriends apparently, or “face the consequences of their actions” . Meanwhile, their boyfriends can take as many d*** pics as they like cause no one will be targeting them, it seems.

  60. drea says:

    Poor women. What a shitty situation all around, and brought about because some pathetic hacker has too much time and not enough sense of purpose in his life to put his skills to better use. I do admire that Jennifer didn’t bother with the denials and just straight up said this was an invasion of her privacy.

    iCloud is crap.

  61. EllaM says:

    I can’t read all the comments here, but I have to add my 2 cents 🙂

    1. I think most of the women are not upset by the nudity, but by the invasion of privacy. Bedhead didn’t link the second tweet from Mary Elizabeth Winstead. She said, that she took those pics with her husband in the privacy of her home.

    2. After reading Mary’s first comment it’s obvious, that she wasn’t aware of the fact, that her pics are loaded into the iCloud. So this one’s on Apple, not only because of the bug that made this hack possible…

  62. Ally8 says:

    This is awful. Heinous invasion of privacy. I hope the prosecutions abound. And depending on which technical service security failed, I also hope that the celebs sue Apple or whoever else should have protected their data better. Also it’s high time that governments legislate the extent to which companies providing a small service lay claim to everything else on your electronic device. Instagram doesn’t need access to my Contacts list, for instance.

    That said, besides rape culture, there is also the prevalence of porn culture that this represents. It’s depressing to me that this many bright, talented women all felt that they needed to engage in this to keep their relationships going. It may be embracing your sexuality, or it may be buying into the objectification paradigm.

    • qwerty says:

      They spend moths at a time shooting films on location. What would you prefer them to do, write love letters?

      • Ally8 says:

        Sure. You can also use phones for speaking, computers for Skyping (clothed; that shizz is hackable, too) & planes for flying to see each other. Plus, is sex the sole axis of their relationship? Even if it is, can the guy not use his memory/imagination? He needs a recent explicit picture?

  63. pirategirl says:

    This makes me sick to my stomach, I feel for these women for such private moments being exposed. I have an iPhone and back up photos all the time to the iCloud, this makes me afraid for my information. It’s supposed to be secure???? I sincerely hope this horrible violation of privacy prompts Apple to take action and do everything they can to stop this from happening again 🙁 And even more heavier fines and legal action against those who are doing the hacking.

    • Sozual says:

      I stopped kicking it with Apple a long time ago. I need to get something better than itunes though.

  64. break says:

    From what I’ve read, some of the photos aren’t just “flattering” nudes, like j-laws; some are graphic close-ups of the women’s genitalia. I have no idea if those ones have been confirmed as belonging to the celebs, but that would be so awful and humiliating. And yes, seriously criminal.

    • qwerty says:

      There’s lots of close-up of unknown girls taken off Kate Upton’s bf’s cell cause he was apparently cheating on her with everything that had a pulse.

  65. Veronica says:

    I cringed when I saw this break because that’s so violative and humiliating, but I also wish celebs would play it a little safer. They shouldn’t be ashamed of what they’ve engaged in privately; however, people of need to be aware that the law is miles behind the technology still. I really hope the perpetrator gets his, and I hope these women are getting the support they need from family and friends.

  66. Sozual says:

    Ally8 says:
    September 1, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    “Also it’s high time that governments legislate the extent to which companies providing a small service lay claim to everything else on your electronic device. Instagram doesn’t need access to my Contacts list, for instance.

    That said, besides rape culture, there is also the prevalence of porn culture that this represents. It’s depressing to me that this many bright, talented women all felt that they needed to engage in this to keep their relationships going. It may be embracing your sexuality, or it may be buying into the objectification paradigm.”

    Some may be pornographic, but a photo of your boobs or butt is not porn to me. Otherwise cover up all the nude paintings. I think shots with emphasis on the vagina, butt, penis, or breast is inappropriate. A scope of the full body is fine. It all just depends.

    The government really needs to get a hold of the internet. I think someone made a diss on China. Maybe they don’t want to make it easy for the heathens to run wild on the internet. Some tax money needs to be spent on regulating the internet, cause people can do whatever on the internet it seems.

    • Irishae says:

      “The government really needs to get a hold of the internet. I think someone made a diss on China. Maybe they don’t want to make it easy for the heathens to run wild on the internet. Some tax money needs to be spent on regulating the internet, cause people can do whatever on the internet it seems.”

      NO. “The government” (whose exactly? It’s sort of a world-wide thing) doesn’t and shouldn’t own the internet. And China would not be the best country to emulate regarding censorship, wait I mean “regulation.”

  67. Steph says:

    Why would anyone take nudes on a device that is tied to the worldwide web? They are living in LaLa land if they do not think there is the potential to be hacked,especially if they are a high profile celebrity. The fact that a creep hacked the cloud should remind people NOT to store sensitive information there. I hope they catch the guy and I hope the justice system starts handing out maximum jail time for these pigs.

  68. St says:

    1. I still don’t understand how exactly they were leaked.
    2. Sorry but if you make nude pictures or sex tape then you have to be ready that one day they may come out somehow. And you have to know that your ex may leak them at any moment after you will separate. Just don’t freaking do that. Specially if you are celebrity. Don’t freaking do them.
    3. I really don’t want to see any nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence. I ctually didn’t saw any nude pictures from the list. And don’t really want to. Those were private.

    • qwerty says:

      ad.1 – You take a pic with your phone and it automatically uploads a copy to the cloud storage which you might not know or forget about. You delete the pics from your cell but they’re still on a cloud and the hackers get to them.

  69. Mrs. Darcy says:

    I’m not going to lie, my initial reaction to this yesterday was “Oh how awful”, but also “Well it was a bit dumb, they should have known better.” On reflection, I have no right to think that at all. I have never experienced their situation. I have been married since before smart phones. And I really cannot honestly say were I dating in this current age I would not have made the same choices. None of them did anything wrong, they have been violated in the most embarassing way possible, and the internet (aside from mainstream media), has largely responded like a pack of wolves, to such an extent that I really worry for our future. This sort of alienation of human decency, the ability to put aside any qualms whatsoever, re-posting on twitter immediately without a second thought, is frankly terrifying.

    I just wish people were forced to take five minutes before mindlessly sharing the sick and illegal abuse of people’s privacy – it really is a virtual mob mentality. If nothing else maybe this will provoke some real debate about what can be done to change it before society devolves any further. The fact is this kind of violation is an assault on a person’s very being, and it is spreading, so many more women who don’t have a public platform are dealing with it every day. My husband had a co-worker get taken to court for doing this exact same thing to an ex. It was a footnote in the local paper, but that woman’s humiliation is no less than Jennifer Lawrence’s. I just hope she holds her head up high, along with everyone else who was hacked, and does something bold and unashamedly bada** to counter the cretins lurking in basements somewhere who decided they had the right to take away her privacy.

    • Alex says:

      I like your reflection on the situation. A few of my friends had the same turnaround when they thought about it.

  70. Amy says:

    There is a really good op-ed piece on (written by a man! I was surprised) called “Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Leak Isn’t a ‘Scandal.’ It’s A Sex Crime.” It’s really well-written and I suggest everyone here, it pretty much echoes everyone’s sentiments here. Link here:

    It’s interesting how the public’s opinion has shifted on this. It used to be “Don’t post anything/share anything/take a picture of anything that could end up online. You should know better and you’re stupid if you do,” I remember the fall-out from Vanessa Hudgen’s nude photos being leaked back in 2007. I think she was still underage at the time (not sure), anyways she was pretty young and Disney Channel issues a statement something like “Vanessa has learned from her mistake and will never do this again.” making Vanessa take the blame for the photos being leaked (when it was probably some jealous ex or someone just as petty).

    Though this does make me think of William and Kate’s nude scandal when Kate went topless at some French estate–is that not also a gross invasion of privacy? Sure her phone wasn’t hacked that time (though it had in the past by News of the World or whatever paper that was) but she was still on vacation on some private estate while some creepy photog used a lens powerful enough to get the pictures. Everyone thought William went overboard when he went after the media but IMO the cases are similar, no? It’s still the female body being violated.

  71. Kimberly says:

    I agree 100% with everything u stated.

    I do feel bad for some of these women because it was an invasion of their privacy, IT IS WRONG and it’s very embarrassing to have those photos leaked cause once it’s on the internet it’s there forever.
    after CONSTANTLY hearing about all the supposedly ‘leaked’ nude pics and sex tapes, about past victims you would think these celebs would have more common sense and take more precautions because they are targets for perverted hackers.

    Oh btw……..out of those 101 celebs who had their nude pics leaked I only know a handful LOL. You last paragraph makes a lot of sense when u mentioned………..

    ” the pessimist in me wonders if some actor not getting much work would see this as a ‘any publicity is good publicity moment’. Many of the women listed here I’m not familiar with and would have to look them up on IMDB to know who they are-so this hack would benefit someone who is desperate to jump start their career.”

  72. rudy says:

    I saw the photos. all of them I think.
    There were some I wish I never saw.
    There were others that were no biggie.
    And then, there was…..welll….um….I just feel bad saying.

    But one of the celebs took the most amazingly beautiful porn selfies.

    • St says:

      Who? Whose were innocent and whose were too open? I don’t want to see them. And I won’t. But since someone did – I’m actually interested to hear.

  73. paranormalgirl says:

    I don’t post any pictures online, not even on my facebook. And I don’t sync my photos online. But if I did, I would want there to be someplace “safe” I could do so and I would want to know from more than the fine print that I would have to delete my photos from the cloud in addition to my phone and/or computer. These women were victimized.

  74. celine says:

    What gets me is the ability for people to gain access to individuals “secure” accounts. this whole situation gets me so paranoid. my private life is not actually private, and individuals commenting that “celebrities should have known better” is , in my opinion, insensitive. How does it make sense that someone should not expect PERSONAL content to remain private. this isn’t a free for all. i’ve seen some of the nudes and I feel disgusted with myself knowing that I’ve seen a picture of a person that they did not provide consent to share. I can’t imagine what they feel like. thinking about it all makes me want to vomit.

  75. KayC says:

    Why the need to take naked pics?

    • mary simon says:

      Agreed. Even if the pictures aren’t taken with a web connected device – you can count on your boyfriend being either careless and someone seeing your naked photos accidentally, or worse, intentionally showing your photos to his friends. What happens when you break up? And especially, if it’s a bad breakup and he has an arsenal of naked pictures of you?

  76. Marie says:

    This is so sad for them. Okay, to be honest I saw a few of the images. I feel bad that I have. They’re EVERYWHERE on tumblr. I also feel guilty for really not believing Victoria Justice. Her pictures do not look fake at all lol and given that Jlaw’s are legit, one has to wonder. . . Nevertheless, poor girl. I’m happy that for the most part, the internet seems to condemn the hacker and not blame the girls. However, I hope I this will serve as a sad warning to men and women – that what one does online in not necessarily/always private. That’s the reality we live in and we all need to be really careful.

  77. Pager90 says:

    What the creepy hacker did was disgusting and I truly hope he is charged with criminal activity. I think part of the reason many are in shock about JLAW is because she was put on a pedestal of not being like some of the other young actresses of her generation, when previous photos were leaked of other actresses. Various people were quoted as saying JLAW would never put herself in such a situation, of doing nude photos on phones. That is why this is such a shocker in her situation.
    That said, I hope the guy or guys get caught and charged. It’s utterly disgusting ,what was done to these ladies.

  78. BlackBetty says:

    How do these creeps hack people’s private accounts? How does it work? I hope these people are thrown in jail. Sometimes I miss life before the Internet.

  79. decorative item says:

    I have been surpised at the number of women who have said thigs like, “She got a great body so who cares if there are nakid pics out there”. It’s all about having control over your own body and deciding who it is that you want to see your body, not having some stranger, (male probably) make that decition for you. I for one don’t ever want to live in a world where any random male on the street gets to have a say in what happens to my body. I hope the guy is found and gets loads of jail time. Nasty freak!

    • Anath Pariah says:

      I have an issue with that too.

      Whenever I was nineteen and admittedly naive, I started talking to this guy on a message board and we took an interest in each other despite that we didn’t live near each other. Over the summer, we talked about a long distance relationship. Naturally, the conversations became very risque, and so did the photos. The following fall, I moved to university where I met a guy who I also took an interest in.

      Whenever Internet Romeo found out that I had been seeing the boy at university, he threw a fit. I “cheated” on him, even though we never even met by that point and it had already been six months.

      His reaction was posting my private photos that I sent him (some of which were VERY intimate) all over said message board through which we began talking. I caught a LOT of negative criticism, and people still have saved my nude photos to, I guess laugh at them.

      People said TERRIBLE things about my body, and my body image is something I’ve struggled with almost my entire life. I’m 26 years old now.

      I knew that upon posting my photos online I risked the possibility of them becoming visible should someone find out how to get into my E-mails, and honestly, I was much less upset about people seeing my photos than I was about what people were saying about my body.

      This was seven years ago and I’m certain that a few members of this board still secretly spread my photos around and continue to insult me. I don’t think my negative self-image will ever improve.

  80. jenwsw1 says:

    Well there was also a short clip posted of what looked like Ariana Grande giving a bj. That really wasn’t mentioned anywhere, but it sure looked like her.