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Jennifer Lawrence Breaks Silence on Nude Photo Leak to 'Vanity Fair': 'It is a Sex Crime'

Jennifer Lawrence Breaks Silence on Nude Photo Leak to 'Vanity Fair': 'It is a Sex Crime'

Jennifer Lawrence goes totally topless and looks gorgeous on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine’s November 2014 issue.

In the magazine, the 24-year-old Oscar winner broke her silence for the first time on her nude photos:

On the leak: “Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. 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. 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. It’s so beyond me. I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.”

On deciding if she should write an apology: “Every single thing that I tried to write made me cry or get angry. 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.”

On how she feels now: “Time does heal, you know. I’m not crying about it anymore. I can’t be angry anymore. I can’t have my happiness rest on these people being caught, because they might not be. I need to just find my own peace.”

On her message to tabloids who published her pictures: “You have a choice. You don’t have to be a person who spreads negativity and lies for a living. You can do something good. You can be good. Let’s just make that choice and—it feels better.”

For more from Jennifer, visit VanityFair.com. Bigger cover inside…

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  • Le

    oh yes that’s definitely the best most appropriate choice for a cover…….

  • dan

    F*cking love her. Everything she said was spot on.

  • esther

    Oh dear. It was going so well and then …

    “and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”

    :/

  • maaar

    Perfect response!

  • Lauren901

    Blah blah blah

  • Courtney

    Just when I thought I couldn’t feel any more admiration for her…What a classy, intelligent response. You go, girl! Her words almost made me cry.

  • Courtney

    I love her comment to the tabloid community! A lot of commenters on JJ probably know how I feel about the Bullshit Brigade and Jennifer’s words hit spot on!

  • Courtney

    See JJ, THIS is what sites like yours should be posting, instead of all the sordid details about a supposed relationship.

  • Tamara

    She’s great! She has a good message for all the women that are victims of perverts on internet and in the daily life. She show a lot of dignity. Bravo!

  • Guest

    So she took 100 nude photos so her boyfriend won’t look at porn? What a bunch of BS! Just admit you’re a bigger exhibitionist than Rihanna you freak

  • Dylan

    So much respect for her!!

  • Pretty Ka

    @esther: I think that sentence made a point. I do remember many commenters on JJ asking why she needed to send naked pics to her partner. Well, there’s your answer. Anyways, I think anyone should be able to send their partners intimate pictures without having to give any explanations.

  • LuLu

    Soooo, she gets naked on the VF cover to talk about her nude pictures being leaked? Also, you people don’t think she had someone write that response for her? Honestly, this girl is dumb as rocks. She is an actress. She memorizes and delivers lines for a living. This girl is fooling so many people. It’s actually a joke.

  • Lawrence Slams Dunks!

    LOVE HER! BAM!

  • hmmmmm ok

    Sorry hunny but just cause your bf has a few naked photos of you doesn’t mean hes not looking at porn trust me he will be even when your home with him. Thats just what guys do and they can be good at hiding it.
    anyway love her response other then her saying that.

  • Courtney

    @Pretty Ka So true! I personally wouldn’t take naked pictures of myself, because I’m not that confident about my body, but what people do in their own homes in their own relationships should be nobody’s business but their own.

  • Courtney

    @LuLu Wow, hate much? If she can make an intelligent meaningful comment on body image and what Katniss’s character can do for young girls, she can make a perfectly clear statement on this incident. Plus, you can’t really see much on the VF cover. It’s suggested nudity, it’s not like she’s completely naked in this shoot. Those words are her own and the fact that she took legal action against the pig that released those photos completely legitimizes her words in this interview.

  • LOL

    She’s right…who do you think is watching porn? You’re delusional if you think men aren’t. That’s why it’s a billion dollar industry. Every woman wants to say out loud my boyfriend/husband doesn’t watch porn …ha ha….

  • esther

    @Pretty Ka:

    The point being she only took the photos to keep her boyfriend away from porn?

  • Em

    @LuLu:
    If you actually read what it said, you’d know that it makes perfect sense. She’s saying it has to be HER choice so she CHOOSES to do it.

  • jentheho

    @Guest:

    She is far from RiRi. She took those pictures for her boyfriend. Hackers hacked into her phone. She didnt post those photos herself anywhere. If she is an exhibitionist, she would have done what Kim does….on instagram every freaking day. Also, have you seen her dresses like RiRi? Naked or half naked or shows her nips.

  • Becky

    Jennifer was in a committed relationship for four years and it also was long distance too, which probably put a lot of strain on the relationship. Most people would go into hiding after something like this, yet she’s been getting out there and is speaking her mind too, which is a healthy release. Love the VF cover photo and can’t wait to get the issue.

  • jentheho

    @LuLu:

    So you are saying every actresses in hollywood is dumb. Just because you don’t like her it doesn’t mean she is dumb. You are the dumb @ss. Read what she said. She said she wants to be her choice if she wants to post those naked photos, not someone else.

  • Fercat

    ‘It’s a sex crime.”
    Remember when K Stew got a lot of that crap for her ‘rape’ remark?

  • go go

    She chose and got paid to do this nude cover, so its ok, thats her point. Those pics were stolen against her will, its different. She never said she is against nudity itself so she shouldnt be shamed for taking consentual nude pics if she wants to. I notice every single actress does, so what is she doing different, nothing.

  • Elena

    @esther: Your boyfriend would rather look at porn than look at you.

  • Becky

    @go go: She’s not nude here, she’s wearing a push up black bathing suit. That is why her breasts are pushed up. Consent is the issue in that nude photo leak. Jennifer doesn’t post dirty selfies or any selfie to the public. I don’t even think she has a Twitter, Instagram or FB account. I was completely shocked that she was included in this scandal and I think it was great she spoke her mind on her privacy rights being violated.

  • LuLu

    I actually don’t hate this girl. And her response to VF was eloquent and on point. What I am saying is that there is no way those are Jennifer’s words. She certainly had a script for this response. If you have seen her interviews, she is not that articulate. She just isn’t. That does not mean she is a horrible person… And that in no way means she deserved to have those photos leaked. It was wrong on every level that those were stolen. However, this girl is now posing, even suggestively, naked on a magazine. She doesn’t understand the hypocrisy of it? Have some class… Put a dress on. People buy into her persona… The one she and her team are selling. Completely separate from this awful incident, I think she is as game hungry as the rest of them… And excruciatingly dumb. She just sells it better. She is a somewhat talented actress, but she is not the next Meryl. I just don’t buy into it. I think she is overrated on many levels. But again… That does not mean I think she is less of a person or deserves any of her nudes to be stolen and put out there… Ever. This is all just my opinion. We are all allowed to have them, even if we don’t agree.

  • esther

    @Elena:

    Seems only fair when I’d rather look at porn than look at him.

  • go go

    @Becky:

    Well if you read the top JJ says she’s “totally topless” so…..

  • ?

    Who’s ever idea it was for her to apologize in the first place is a dimwit. What was she going to say “I’m sorry some loser with no life hacked apples weak ass security and stole my personal property.” There is no need for her to apologize for anything.

  • Courtney

    @LuLu: Then I apologize for my hasty reaction. You’re right, you are allowed to have an opinion. It’s just that, I believe just because she isn’t quite as eloquent sounding in interviews (I have seen most of them), doesn’t mean that she is inarticulate all the time. She’s an adult, she can talk like one. Maybe some of this was written for her, but I think this comes straight from her heart. People can be very well-spoken on subjects they feel strongly about. As for her persona, people say she was goofy and a motor mouth before she became big, so not all of it is fabricated. Even if her team builds her up as America’s Sweetheart who can do no wrong, that’s not to say she buys into it…at least from what I’ve heard or seen. She admits her flaws.

  • Fercat

    @LuLu: She doesn’t get the hypocrisy because half of what she said came from her publicists.

    There is an under current of privileged self importance underneath this cry of violation and victimization.

  • Why not attack them strongly?

    Please girl, attack these lowlifes more strongly. They are openly making money by facilitating the whole world to commit sex crimes against you! Anyone buying this shit is guilty as well, and they facilitate it. Those magazines will be there for the rest of your life.

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    On her message to tabloids who published her pictures: “You have a choice. You don’t have to be a person who spreads negativity and lies for a living. You can do something good. You can be good. Let’s just make that choice and—it feels better.”

  • Chlo

    @LuLu: I do agree with you and she did give a fair response, but in reality, even if you’re as stunning as adriana lima, your man will still watch porn when you’re not around even if you give him a load of raunchy pics of yourself. Jen isn’t immune to it either but she gave a good enough, but very thought out response. And yes it does sound scripted but it’s basically the same response as what everybody thought she was gonna say – her being in a committed relationship and having enough trust to only give her former boyfriend, and nobody else those pictures and that was violated. But suing google is not the right strategic way to go about this, the lawyer that’s running the lawsuit is an idiot that doesn’t realize that Google is laughing in their faces and the lawsuit will be thrown out the window. Sue 4chan and reddit for letting that fappening ring discuss their plans as well as the perpetrators themselves but Google does not host those images, it’s the websites they advertise on their search engine that host them. Google doesn’t screen websites everyday to see they’re not getting into trouble, google doesn’t have that responsibility. 4chan and reddit had their forums let these plans come into fruition, they should be sued.

  • Stephanie

    She is right, its her body, she can do what she wants. Though I personally, think its odd that her VF photo spread should feature photos that give the illusion of her being topless (even if she’s wearing a bathing suit/hidden under water). She’s raging on about the photo hack being a sex crime, as she has ever right to, yet the pictures (in particular the one on VF.com showing her clutching at her chest and holding a bird – titled “Both Huntress and Prey… really?) to accompany this are all of her pouting at the camera and trying to look sexual. Yes, it is her choice in this instance to pose, and granted she’s not entirely naked, but it just seems in really poor taste given the context of all this righteous anger she’s expressing about strangers exploiting her.

    Also, as other comments have mentioned, though I’m sure she feels all these sentiments expressed, I doubt that text was taken down verbatim. She has never sounded this eloquent in any of her interviews.

  • offtheproperty

    Who? Me, take responsibility… for anything?!!!

  • Losers

    @Fercat: I don’t remember it, but I know Jennifer said something about rape.

  • ace11

    I wonder if she has shown Cooper her boobs?

  • Lies

    First of all, Jennifer Lawrence’s PR team, someone else took some of the photos and videos of her. Is she(her publicist, because this is obviously is a prepared answer) really trying to claim Hoult took those? Please.

    Hoult is gay and most of what was leaked were for executives. Too bad the PR spin is so strong and her fanbase is so dimwitted and naive.

  • Deni

    @Courtney @pah-lease I really liked what she said! She was honest and clean in statements. And in the passage on the tabloids..according to me,she was not just talking about the nude leak..also at the story with Martin..”negativity and lies”…negativity for the nude leak & lies for the story with Martin. This is just my opinion.

  • scarlett

    Just by the by this shoot was actually done long before the scandal broke. I think she and her team have handled this whole thing brilliantly. She really does have the best team behind her. An exclusive with VF, no statements until now nothing. It’s a great way for her to take control of the situation.She’s addressed the situation smartly and eloquently and I think the majority of people have nothing but sympathy and respect her actually.
    There’s actually a great quote from Woody Harrelson in the piece which says something along the lines of the fact she doesn’t buy into all the crap about her and I believe it.

  • Courtney

    @Stephanie Actually, that photoshoot was done before the nude photo leak. I saw fan pictures taken on the day she posed for the photoshoot, which was on July 29th. So yeah, the situation and context seem ironic, but the photoshoot wasn’t done in response to the whole incident. Also, as I stated before, sure, she doesn’t sound quite as well spoken in interviews, but she sure sounds like it on subjects she feels strongly about (body image, what Katniss means as a role model to young girls, praising her co-stars, food :), that one fan encounter she had with a girl who had burns on her body). Just because she may sound silly all the time doesn’t mean that she can’t have clear, concise opinions as an adult. However, after re-reading the statements, even I agree they sound somewhat scripted, but it doesn’t mean she is a hypocrite. Her views match her words.

  • hehe

    Let me make it very clear – yes, she was violated and that was a crime.
    But I don’t feel sorry for her either. Phones are for phone calls,girl. Buy a camera for god’s sakes if you’re making it your hobby.
    ”either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you” <— That can come out only from a narcissistic fool. On what then your relationship was based? So you sent him a picture and then he said what he would do to you? were you…rabbits? Horny all the time? There are other things in life…
    Girl, I don't have regular pictures as much as your porn ones..
    I don't think that she owes an apology. But I do think that she has some kind of problem.. I would even say addiction.

  • Courtney

    @scarlett Right there with you! I can’t believe that she would change in that way. Also can’t believe some of the people on here that are twisting her words and trying to say that she’s self-centered and a hypocrite or that she’s incapable of saying eloquent statements.

  • Ro

    good comments from her. smart.

  • Stephanie

    @Courtney… Ah! I do remember seeing a picture of her in a dress shown in the magazine spread taken in July. So yes, the photo-shoot was done before the nude leak and Vanity Fair probably just didn’t want to pull the images after expending so much time and creative energy on them… Rather awkward timing though. And yes, I agree with you, she does speak more eloquently about subjects she is passionate about. Just wish the PR team wouldn’t go overboard with scripting some of the interviews. If you read the preview article on VF.com, its so easy to see which parts came honestly and directly from her lips, and which written by a PR person.

  • Courtney

    @hehe It doesn’t sound narcissistic to me. I wouldn’t want my significant other looking at porn. It’s not wrong for a woman to want to draw her man’s attention away from it in a relationship. While Jennifer isn’t totally immune to it, I believe that they were in a great relationship that wasn’t just based on pictures. People take pictures to spice things up, who doesn’t? Plus, they were in a long distance relationship, with him living in London and both of them not seeing each other as often as they would like due to filming. She’s right, she has nothing to apologize for and I would have felt just as horrified if it happened to me. Glad to hear she’s going to be just fine.

  • Jnibhvgv

    I can’t believe you idiots are buying what she’s selling. I hope the hackers release more. She’s the plaything of Harvey Weinstein and David O. Russel and who knows how many others…

  • Deni

    The article of Vanity Fair was done the 13th august..the photoshoot on 29th july…but after the nude leak on 31th august..Vanity Fair asked at the team of Jennifer if she wanted to say something about..and Jen has released new statements. Stop.

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