Emma Watson’s Private Photos Hacked
Private photos of Emma Watson trying on various outfits were hacked and leaked online Wednesday.
The images don’t feature the Beauty and the Beast star nude, but Watson is scantily clad while posing in a variety of different bathing suits and undergarments. The actress’s rep told Gossip Cop that the “photos from a clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago have been stolen. They are not nude photographs.” Watson’s spokesperson added, “Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further.”
As Gossip Cop reported, Watson delivered a speech about gender equality at the United Nations in late 2014, and days after her appearance, a website emerged with a countdown threatening to release naked pictures of the actress. The alleged photos never materialized, and later during a live Facebook chat on International Women’s Day, Watson noted, “I knew it was a hoax. I knew the pictures didn’t exist.”
The actress added, “The minute I stepped up and talked about women’s rights, I was immediately threatened… If anything, it made me so much more determined.” Watson continued, “I was just raging. It made me so angry that I was just like, ‘This is why I have to be doing this!’ So if anything… If they were trying to put me off it, they did the opposite.”
As Gossip Cop reported earlier, nude photos of Amanda Seyfried were also hacked and leaked online around the same time Watson’s private pictures were released. It’s currently unclear if the incidents are related.