LOS ANGELES — Actress Emma Watson is taking legal action after private photographs of her were allegedly stolen in a suspected hacking attack and leaked online.
“Photos from a clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago, have been stolen. They are not nude photographs,” theguardian.com quoted her publicist as saying said.
“They are not nude photographs. Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further.”
The photos of the Beauty And The Beast star show her trying on outfits during a fitting.
Reports suggest that the photographs have been shared on “dark web” — an encrypted network not easily accessible by an average user.
The “Harry Potter” star is the latest actor to be the focus of a leaked photograph scandal and confirmation of legal involvement follows the recent nine-month sentence handed to Edward Majerczyk, the man who hacked the phone of Jennifer Lawrence, among others.
Watson has previously been threatened with the leak of nude photographs as retaliation for her speech about gender equality as a UN ambassador for women.