Nude photos purportedly showing many A-list stars, including Jennifer Lawrence and pop singer Rihanna, circulated on social media over the weekend, in an apparent massive hacking leak that started from image sharing website 4chan.
Word of the images began spreading early on Sunday, amid reports that the photos had been obtained by hacking iCloud accounts, Mashable and other media outlets reported.
It is also believed to be one of the largest celeb hacking scandals and privacy breaches in history, said ST Communities.
According to Mashable, the list of the iCloud leak include Victoria Justice, Emily Browning, Kate Bosworth, Jenny McCarthy, Kate Upton, Aly and AJ Michalka, Aubrey Plaza, Abby Elliott, Avril Lavigne, Amber Heard, Brie Larson, Candice Swanepoel, Cara Delevigne, Emily Ratjakowski, Farrah Abraham, Gabrielle Union, Hayden Pannettiere, Hope Solo, Hillary Duff, Jenny McCarthy, Kayley Cuoco, Kate Upton, Kate Bosworth, Keke Palmer, Kim Kardashian, Kirsten Dunst, Krysten Ritter, Lea Michele, Lizzy Caplan, Mary Kate Olsen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rihanna, Scarlet Johansson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Wynona Ryder, Alison Brie and Dave Franco.
A spokesperson for Jennifer Lawrence released a statement to BuzzFeed confirming the pictures’ authenticity.
“This is a flagrant violation of privacy,” they said in an email. “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
Kate Upton’s attorney has confirmed the photos are of his client.
“This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client Kate Upton’s privacy,” said Upton’s lawyer Lawrence Shire in an email to BuzzFeed. “We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible.”
A spokesman for Ariana Grande denied the photos’ authenticity.
“The photos are completely fake,” he said to BuzzFeed in an email.
Browse the gallery to see Hollywood stars said about the leak.