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Jennifer Lawrence talks about nude-photo leak, “It is not a scandal, It is a sex crime”

In late September Jennifer Lawrence was one of one-hundred or so female celebrities involved in a terrible iCloud-hacking attack, that eventually stole and posted private photos online. Since the incident Lawrence, as well as many of the other women involved in the online theft, have kept silent on the matter as the FBI and local law-enforcement attempt to trace the stolen pictures and find those responsible. Now Lawrence is speaking out on the matter.

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, a small excerpt was published earlier today (Tuesday), Lawrence makes it clear that she does not view this as “a scandal,” but calls it “a sex crime.” The popular Academy Award winner is the November cover story, Lawrence talked about the days following the attack on her privacy, and her first attempt at addressing the matter. Lawrence stated in the interview, “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.”

“Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense,” she said in the article. “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.’”

One of the hardest moments for Lawrence it seems was telling those closest to her what had just happened and to prepare for it. The hardest one appears to be the phone call she had with her father. ”I don’t care how much money I get for The Hunger Games, I promise you, anybody given the choice of that kind of money or having to make a phone call to tell your dad that something like that has happened, it’s not worth it.” She added, “Fortunately, he was playing golf, so he was in a good mood.”

Vanity Fair’s digital edition will post the full article on Oct. 9, it will hit newsstands nationwide October 14.