Jennifer Lawrence: Nude hack a ‘sex crime’


Jennifer Lawrence wants lawmakers to do something to fight the hackers who stole her nude pictures.

“It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime,” the Oscar-winning actress told Vanity Fair in her first public comments since her pictures appeared online earlier this year, alongside those of supermodel Kate Upton, teenage Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney and other celebrities.

{mosads}“The law needs to be changed, and we need to change,” she added. “That’s why these websites are responsible.

“Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me,” said the “Hunger Games” star.

“I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.”

The hundreds of photos of Lawrence and other celebrities were stolen through their Apple iCloud storage servers and have been showing up online since late August.

The FBI has opened an investigation into the incident.

Many of the victims of the hack have threatened to sue Google for $100 million, claiming that the Web search giant did not do enough to quickly take the images down.

“Google is making millions and profiting from the victimization of women,” lawyer Martin Singer wrote in a letter to Google, without specifying which celebrities he was representing. “Google’s ‘Don’t be evil’ motto is a sham.”

Lawmakers have also used the celebrity hack — along with major data breaches at JPMorgan Chase, Home Depot and Target that resulted in the theft of tens of millions of people’s personal information — to call for new legislation to protect people’s data.  

So far, however, those efforts have all fallen flat, and action in the lame-duck session after the election appears unlikely.

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