In September 2014, Jennifer Lawrence’s world was turned upside down. Her privacy was seriously violated by hackers who leaked nude photographs of her and other famous women onto the controversial image-based website 4chan.
Now, the actress has finally opened up about the long-term effect this violation has had on her life.
The other victims of the hacking scandal were Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Kate Upton and Kim Kardashian. But the most high-profile of the hacks was definitely the then 24-year-old Jennifer Lawrence, who achieved worldwide fame in 2012 playing Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games.
Celebrities are no strangers to privacy invasions, but the Silver Linings Playbook actress was pretty shaken to find out that even photographs taken in the privacy of her own home were not safe from the prying eyes of the general public.
The ordeal was made more traumatic by the fact that many members of the public had no qualms about seeking out the leaked photographs.
As a celebrity, Lawrence has had no option to succumb to the fact that she lives her life in the public eye, but even she thought that while she was firmly away from the outside world, she could relax and spend her free time as she pleased.
“When the hacking thing happened, it was so unbelievably violating that you can’t even put it into words,” she recalled.