Jennifer Lawrence Calls Nude Leaks A ‘Sex Crime’ In ‘Vanity Fair’
After nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence nearly broke the Internet, the 24-year-old actress has finally spoken out. Without so much as a statement regarding what is now called “The Fappening,” J-Law vented to Vanity Fair about her privacy invasion.
“It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime,” she tells Kashner. “It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these Web sites are responsible. 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. I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.”
Lawrence also revealed why she hadn’t come forward with a statement regarding the leak (which also featured Rihanna and Gabrielle Union) until now. Discussing her various attempts to release a reaction, the actress revealed that her emotions got the best of her. She also said that the photos were intended for longtime boyfriend with whom she was involved for four years. She also denounced the idea that the leaks come with the territory of celebrity.
“Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this,” she says. “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. ”
Shaming anyone who indulged in the photos as well as media tabloids, Lawrence also recalled having to break the shameful news to her father. Ultimately, she expressed a letting go of negative feelings.
“Time does heal, you know,” she said. “I’m not crying about it anymore. I can’t be angry anymore. I can’t have my happiness rest on these people being caught, because they might not be. I need to just find my own peace.”
Read Jennifer Lawrence’s entire interview with Vanity Fair here. She covers the November issue.