A little over a month since nude photos of herself and other celebrities — including Kate Upton, Vanessa Hudgens, Rihanna, Ariana Grande and others — were yanked from the cloud and dropped onto the internet, Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence finally addresses them head-on in Vanity Fair’s most recent cover story.
“Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this,” she says. “It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world…. I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for. I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”
This also comes a week after it was announced that Lawrence was part of a group that wants to sue Google for $100 million because of their role in the crime.
“It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime … It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these Web sites 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.”
As for those who looked at the photos, Lawrence has some choice words, ones that echo our own Sara Benincasa’s take:
“Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense. You should cower with shame. Even people who I know and love say, ‘Oh, yeah, I looked at the pictures.’ I don’t want to get mad, but at the same time I’m thinking, I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body.”
For more, head over to Vanity Fair.