Emma Watson has decided to take legal actions after hackers stole private photos of her an posted them online
“Photos from a clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago have been stolen,” stated her publicist. “They are not nude photographs. Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further.”
Reports had suggested that the allegedly stolen photos were shared on the “dark web.
The star of Harry Potter has become the latest in a scandal of leaks, and confirmation that she will be involving legal action follow the nine-month prison sentence given to Edward Majerczyk, the individual who hacked celebrity phones, including Jennifer Lawrence and other A-listers.
Response from Watson
Watson was previously threatened with a leak of personal, nude photos in retaliation for a speech she gave about gender equality in her role as UN ambassador for issues of women. “I knew it was a hoax, I knew the pictures didn’t exist,” said Watson. “The minute I stepped up and talked about women’s rights I was immediately threatened, within less than 12 hours I was receiving threats.”
She has also tweeted: “Even worse than seeing women’s privacy violated on social media is reading the accompanying comments that show such a lack of empathy.”
The hack follows attacks on Watson for wearing revealing clothes as she posed for photos for Vanity Fair. Critics claimed it was hypocritical to her outspoken feminist ideals. “It just always reveals to me how many misconceptions and what a misunderstanding there is about what feminism is,” Watson replied. “Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. It’s about freedom, it’s about liberation, it’s about equality. I really don’t know what my tits have to do with it. It’s very confusing.”