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Jennifer Lawrence on Phone Hacking: ‘It Is Not a Scandal. It Is a Sex Crime.’

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Jennifer Lawrence attends the Christian Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on July 7, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Apart from a brief statement from her spokeswoman, Jennifer Lawrence has refrained from publicly addressing her nude photo hack over Labor Day weekend. That changes with this month’s Vanity Fair cover story, in which Lawrence has strong words for the hackers who stole her photos, the web sites who spread them, and the millions who viewed them. “It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime,” Lawrence told writer Sam Kashner. “I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for.”

Just as disappointing as the hacking, Lawrence says, was the fact that people she trusted had no qualms about looking at the pictures. “Anyone who looked at those photos, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense. You should cower with shame. Even people who I know and love say, ‘Oh, yeah, I looked at the pictures.’ I don’t want to get mad, but at the same time I’m thinking, I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body.”

J.Law on Phone Hacking: ‘It Is a Sex Crime’