There was a huge photo leak this weekend mostly of female celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande (suspected to be a fake), Victoria Justice, Bar Refaeli, and several Glee stars including Becca Tobin and Lea Michele.
The leakers claim to have dozens of other women on file including Kaley Cuoco, Aubrey Plaza, Annalynne McCord, Amber Heard, Cara Delevingne, Candice Swanepoel, Farrah Abraham, Emily Ratajkowski, Gabrielle Union, Kim Kardashian, Jenny McCarthy, Lizzy Caplan, Mary Kate Olsen, Meagan Good, Rihanna, Scarlett Johansson, Kim Kardashian, Kelly Brook, Brie Larson, Hope Solo, Teresa Palmer, Krysten Ritter, Vanessa Hudgens, Hilary Duff, McKayla Maroney and Winona Ryder.
However, the leak that is getting the most attention seems to be Jennifer. According to several (now-deleted) message board threads, at least one person on a certain image board was selling the photos in return for Bitcoins. Once images started to leak, they spread through other image and message boards.
There are photos showing Jennifer, mostly changing clothes or completely unclothed, in what appears to be her home (or another residence, as opposed to a hotel). There are also photos of what appear to be costume changes and fittings with stylists in trailers.
There are several unconfirmed theories as to where the photos came from. Some suspect that Jennifer’s iCloud was hacked into and that it contained such a large number of photos due to years of long distance relationships with boyfriends including Nicholas Hoult. Another theory is people’s phones and emails were accessed somehow and that the stolen photos and videos hoardered.
Dozens of photos leaked this weekend, although most were quickly deleted. Seemingly at the request of Jennifer’s legal counsel.
Some are speculating Jennifer may have been under the age of 18 when some or all of her photos were taken. Moreover, as the taker of the selfies in particular, she is the copyright holder and so sharing of the photos would be illegal even if she were confirmed as being over 18 at the time.
The actress and her reps are yet to comment on the leak.