The Sex Crime of stolen photos hit the headlines – again – with the Jennifer Lawrence “issue” and in a major story in Vanity Fair, the actress refers to the sex crimes related to stolen photographs, an issue that is receiving increasing interest from lawyers and the law.
“I was just so afraid. I didn’t know how this would affect my career,” the actress told the magazine, which is just the beginning.
News broke that hackers had stolen personal photos of her and posted them online on August 31—two weeks after the interview with Vanity Fair.
“I could just sense after having spent a little time with her that she would come out swinging,” Kashner tells VF.com.
The 24-year-old actress had not previously commented on the incident, but she spoke to Kashner at length about the anger she felt. “Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this,” she says. “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. ”
She had been tempted to write a statement when news of the privacy violation broke, she says, but “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.”
Lawrence also addresses the legal ramifications of the hack. “It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime,” she tells Kashner. “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.”