Emma Watson’s excellent performance in the remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast may have hit a snag, All because of the inconvenient hack organized by a real-life ‘villain’ who stole intimate photos of the Harry Potter star.
Dozens of photos of the Harry Potter star were stolen and posted online recently. Watson’s publicist verified that the photos were from a private fitting with a stylist a couple of years ago.
“They are not nude photographs. Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further,” she added. However, a discussion on Reddit indicates the dump did contain what were purported to be nude photos of the star, though there’s no strong evidence of the same.
Amanda Seyfried was another victim of this latest mass celeb leak, and she wasn’t nearly as “lucky” as Watson. Her own set of leaked images included nude photos, as well as intimate moments with former partner Justin Long. A letter from Seyfried’s lawyers posted online by TMZ, explains that the images were obtained by a third party without her consent, and demands that they are taken down.
The leak, which seems to have begun on 4chan earlier this week before spreading to Reddit, has been titled ‘Fappening 2.0’, a reference to the celebrity hacking scandal from August 2014, which involved nude photos of the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco, and Kirsten Dunst.