Jennifer Lawrence Explains Why She Didn't Sue Over Nude Photo Leak Scandal

The 27-year-old has opened up about how she felt following her nude photo hacking in 2013.

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When you think of actress Jennifer Lawrence, you'll no doubt remember her stellar roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as X Men: First Class, mother!, Passengers, her Oscar-winning performance in the 2013 hit Silver Linings Playbook and her recent hilarious interview with Kim Kardashian, of course.

But, unfortunately, others will remember the 27-year-old's devastating experience in 2013, when her online accounts were hacked and private information including nude videos and photos were shared across the internet. In the months that followed the incident, the star later denounced the hack as a 'sex crime' and a 'flagrant violation of privacy'.

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Now, in a new interview with Scott Feinberg on The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter Podcast, the actress has opened up further about the leak, admitting she still hasn't come to terms with what happened.

'When the hacking thing happened—it was so unbelievably violating that you can't even put into words. I think that I am still actually processing,' she explained.

'I feel like I got gangbanged by the f*cking planet. There was not one person in the world that is not capable of seeing these intimate photos of me.'

'You could just be at a barbecue and someone could just pull it up on their phone.'

The Hunger Games star revealed that several women had contacted her about bringing a lawsuit against technology company Apple which later revealed hackers hadn't penetrated its systems, as was widely believed, rather targeted 'names, passwords and security questions'.

I think that I am still actually processing

Despite the leak, the star decided not to sue the tech giant.

'None of that was going to bring me peace and none of that was going to bring my nude body back to me and Nick [Holt], the person they were intended for,' she explained.

Jennifer Lawrence and then-boyfriend Nicholas Holt | ELLE UK
Jennifer Lawrence and then-boyfriend Nicholas Holt
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Opening up about the gross invasion of privacy, which earlier this year saw Chicago hacker Edward Majerczyk sentenced to nine months in prison, Lawrence admitted that even a year-and-a-half after the leak, she still felt the effects of being exposed to the world.

During the interview, she recalled a time when someone came up to her following the incident and described her as a role model for young women, forcing her to run to the toilets and burst into tears.

'I feel like I got gangbanged by the f*cking planet

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'I felt like an impostor or I felt like I can't believe someone still feels that way,' she admitted.

Touching on the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault and harassment scandal which came to light last month, the star described the film producer as a 'paternal' figure in her career.

'Then with Harvey Weinstein, it was bizarre. I heard that he was a dog but he was always almost paternal to me,' she shared.

'He was never inappropriate with me. I thought we had a nice relationship where when he acted like an asshole, I called him an asshole. I actually think the word I used was a sadistic monster, but it was just never of that nature so that was really shocking.'

When he acted like an asshole, I called him an asshole

While several A-listers including the likes of Rose McGowan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman and Angelina Jolie have spoken up about the sexual misconduct they've endured during their careers, the Californian star admitted: 'I have never had a man use his power to sexually abuse me.'

However, last month the star revealed she was once described as 'too fat' for a film role by an unnamed female and instructed to lose 15 pounds in two weeks for a role.

'I took care of everything on my own. Trust me, they were handled,' she explained.

Yes, Jennifer!

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