Scarlett Johansson Speaks About Leaked Nude Images (Video)
"It feels unjust. It feels wrong," the actress said about the hacking of her private photos.
When two nude images of Scarlett Johansson made their way to the internet on September 14, the actress didn’t speak out publicly about the incident.
It was reported that the images – one of Johansson topless and other exposing her backside – were hacked off her cell phone. The Avengers actress reportedly contacted the FBI, and also had her lawyer send letters to website owners demanding that the images be taken down.
Now, several weeks later, Johansson is speaking out for the first time about the hacking of her personal images.
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"Who doesn't want to protect their own privacy?" she told CNN. "Just because you're an actor or make films or whatever doesn't mean you're not entitled to your own personal privacy.”
Johansson spoke to CNN’s David McKenzie about the difficulty of maintaining privacy as an actor. “If that is sieged in some way, it feels unjust. It feels wrong.”
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Johansson sat down with CNN in Nairobi, Kenya, after a visit with the humanitarian group Oxfam. She has been an ambassador for the group since 2004.
Johansson is not the first actor to recently deal with a hacking incident. There has been a wave of leaked personal photos, including some from Footloose star Julianne Hough and musician Kreayshawn. One hacker group in particular has said they are going after Hollywood, and took credit for both the Hough and Kreayshawn leaks.
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The FBI has also been recently investigating a group that has targeted celebrities, and boasts of hacking into 50 Hollywood heavyweights computers and cell phones. Other celebrities that have reportedly been hacked include Jessica Alba, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus. All the victims are female.