Man Charged for Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Hacks

?He was one of the people responsible for the massive photo leak that happened in 2014

A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to hacking into email accounts and computers, and stealing nude photos that eventually ended up as part of the massive leak that affected Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and many other celebrities. TMZ reports that Ryan Collins was charged with unauthorized access to a protected computer and could face up to five years in prison, though he may get less in exchange for his guilty plea. According to court papers, he used a phishing scheme to gain access to Gmail and iCloud accounts and steal files, but he was not charged with leaking them. 


J.Law was one of the most vocal celebrities affected by the leak and said she felt "so afraid" after it happened. "Just because I'm a public figure, just because I'm an actress, does not mean that I asked for this," she told Vanity Fair. "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."

Words: Originally posted by Eliza Thompson for Cosmopolitan

Image: Jennifer's Dior Beauty Campaign

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