Emma Watson has been the victim of a recent photo hack, and private photos of the actress have been leaked online. Watson's spokesperson confirmed to The Telegraph that images of the actress had been stolen. But, the rep clarified, they were not nudes. In fact, the pictures in question are "from a clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago.
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Emma Watson's private photos leaked online - CNET
Pictures of the actress that appeared on Reddit and 4chan were stolen, her publicist says. Actress Emma Watson has become the latest celebrity to have private images stolen and leaked online. Dozens of private images of Emma Watson have appeared online, and the actress is going on the legal offensive. Images began circulating on Web forums Reddit and 4chan late Tuesday that allegedly showed the "Beauty and the Beast" star in various stages of undress. A spokesman for the "Beauty and the Beast" star confirmed to the Telegraph the theft of the images but denied the suggestion that any sexually explicit photos were part of the haul. Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further. The incident is reminiscent of a security breach in which a hacker got into actresses' online storage accounts and grabbed their nude photos.
Emma Watson takes legal action over leaked photos
They are not nude photographs. It was not clear what action her lawyers are planning, or against whom. Critics called Watson - who is also a United Nations goodwill ambassador on women's rights and equality - hypocritical and said she was betraying her feminist ideals.