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Blog­ger leaks nude pho­tos of top celebri­ties, apol­o­gises

Jen­nifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst among tar­geted; blog­ger Perez Hil­ton sorry for leak

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Los An­ge­les: Nude pho­tos of many top Hol­ly­wod stars, in­clud­ing Os­car­win­ner Jen­nifer Lawrence and pop star Ri­hanna, Kate Up­ton, Vic­to­ria Jus­tice, Se­lena Gomez, and Kirsten Dunst were cir­cu­lated on so­cial me­dia on Sun­day, in an ap­par­ent mas­sive hack­ing leak, US me­dia re­ported.

Word of the images be­gan spread­ing early Sun­day, amid re­ports that the pho­tos had been ob­tained by hack­ing iCloud ac­counts, Mash­able and other me­dia re­ported.

The leaked pho­tos prompted angry re­ac­tions from the stars in­volve.

“This is a fla­grant vi­o­la­tion of pri­vacy. The au­thor­i­ties have been con- tacted and will pros­e­cute any­one who posts the stolen pho­tos of Jen­nifer Lawrence,” said Lawrence’s agent. By late Sun­day, Twit­ter had be­gun sus­pend­ing ac­counts that linked to the Lawrence pho­tos, said Mash­able.

Among the other celebri­ties whose pic­tures al­legedly were stolen and posted on­line were Avril Lav­i­gne, Am­ber Heard, Gabrielle Union, Hay­den Panet­tiere and Hope Solo, ac­cord­ing to Mash­able. Me­dia re­ports said among the other star­lets tar­geted were Hil­lary Duff, Jenny McCarthy, Ka­ley Cuoco, Kate Up­ton, Kate Bos­worth, Keke Palmer and Kim Kar­dashian.

For­mer Nick­elodeon star and singer Vic­to­ria Jus­tice said the images claim­ing to show her nude were any­thing but the real deal. “Th­ese so called nudes of me are FAKE peo­ple. Let me nip this in the bud right now. ‘ pun in­tended’” she tweeted.

A spokesper­son ac­tress and pop for star Ari­ana Grande told Buz­zFeed that images said to be of her, are “com­pletely fake.” Ac­tress Mary El­iz­a­beth Win­stead, ac­knowl­edged her frus­tra­tion. “To those of you look­ing at pho­tos I took with my hus­band years ago in the pri­vacy of our home, hope you feel great about your­selves,” she tweeted.

Blog­ger Perez Hil­ton has apol­o­gised for this leak, touted as the one of the big­gest celebrity hack­ing scan­dals in re­cent times. Hil­ton first re­leased the pic­tures on im­age- shar­ing site 4chan. He re­moved them later and ex­pressed re­gret on Twit­ter. “No, I haven’t been forced to do so or been con­tacted by their reps, but I am re­mov­ing those pho­tos of JLaw and Vic­to­ria Jus­tice,” he wrote

Later he tweeted, “I acted in haste just to get the post up and didn’t think things through. I’m sorry. At work we of­ten have to make quick de­ci­sions. I made a bad one to­day and then made it worse. I feel aw­ful.” — AFP, PTI

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Ac­tresses Are­vik Mar­tirosyan and Madalina Ghena ( from left) ar­rive at the 71st edi­tion of the Venice Film Fes­ti­val on Sun­day. Char­ac­ters of the film The Boxtrolls ( above) walk in a Venice street at the event. — .
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Jen­nifer Law­er­ence
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