Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande Among Celebrities Exposed in Massive Nude Photo Leak
LOS ANGELES - Nude photos of "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Kirsten Dunst, among many others, leaked online Sunday morning in one of the biggest celebrity hacking scandals in recent memory.
The images, which first appeared on image-sharing site 4chan, show most of the celebrities nude or in provocative poses.
A spokesperson for Lawrence confirmed the photos were real and blasted the hackers for their "flagrant violation of privacy."
"The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence," her representative warned.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, another actress exposed in the leak, immediately took to Twitter to denounce the images.
Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked.-- Mary E. Winstead (@M_E_Winstead) August 31, 2014
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.-- Mary E. Winstead (@M_E_Winstead) August 31, 2014
A total of 101 celebrities were purportedly hacked, although it's unclear how many of those photos are authentic. Other stars on the list include Aubrey Plaza, Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Rihanna, Lea Michele, Hillary Duff, Cat Deeley and U.S. soccer star Hope Solo.
Actress Victoria Justice, however, insisted that the photos of her were fake.
These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*-- Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) August 31, 2014
It's unknown how the risque photos made it online but Hollywood stars have been a growing target of hackers in recent years.
In 2012, a man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for posting nude images of Scarlett Johansson which were taken from her cell phone.