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Jennifer Lawrence Speaks Up About Leaked Nude Photos

"It's not a scandal, it's a sex crime."

Jennifer Lawrence says she felt sexually violated after nude photographs of her were leaked and insists the intimate images were only meant to be seen by her ex-boyfriend, Nicholas Hoult.

The 24-year-old actress, who is dating Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, admits she was very upset and angry after hackers stole dozens of private images from her iCloud account and posted them on websites in late August.

The Oscar winner told Vanity Fair magazine: "It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It's disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change."

The Hunger Games star also hit back at critics for suggesting she shouldn't have taken or stored the intimate images in the first place, insisting they were only meant to be seen by her ex-boyfriend Nicholas Hoult, whom she split from earlier this year.

She said: "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."

The blonde beauty initially planned to apologize for the photographs because she was worried about her career.

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But she said: "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. 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."

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She added: "Just because I'm a public figure, just because I'm an actress, does not mean that I asked for this.
"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."