Blogger Perez Hilton, who has hacked and posted 100 nude photos of actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Victoria Justice on his image-sharing website 4Chan, apologized and later removed them with Twitter messages saying sorry. But he has achieved what he wanted, free publicity for his website and some lega notices from the representatives of the celebrities.
"I acted in haste just to get the post up and didn’t really think things through. I’m sorry. At work we often have to make quick decisions. I made a really bad one today and then made it worse. I feel awful and am truly sorry… Upon further reflection and just sitting with my actions, I don’t feel comfortable even keeping the censored photos up. I am removing them," he tweeted.
In a major hack scandal ever in the world, Hilton posted nude photos of Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, pop star Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Avril Lavigne, Amber Heard, Gabrielle Union, Hayden Panettiere and Hope Solo among others on Sunday.
However, Victoria Justice said the images were fake. “These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now," she tweeted. Soon many stars began to tweet that the photos are fake. A representative of star Ariana Grande told BuzzFeed that images of her are “completely fake”.
‘Final Destination 3’ star Mary Elizabeth Winstead tweeted: “To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves,” she tweeted. “Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked.”
A spokesperson for Lawrence confirmed the photos were real and said legal action will be initiated against the hacker. "This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence," she said.
In the past such hacker was sentenced to 10 years in prison for hacking into the online accounts of Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis and posting their semi-nude pictures online two years ago.