Jennifer Lawrence calls nude photo hacking a 'sex crime'

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 17: Jennifer Lawrence attends a special screening of 'Joy' at Ham Yard Hotel on December 17, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 17: Jennifer Lawrence attends a special screening of 'Joy' at the Ham Yard Hotel on December 17, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'Joy' New York premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'Joy' New York premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on December 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 302 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Jennifer Lawrence during an interview with host Seth Meyers on December 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Jennifer Lawrence arrives to 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' at Ed Sullivan Theater on December 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 11: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Variety)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends a screening of 'Serena' hosted by Magnolia Pictures and The Cinema Society with Dior Beauty on March 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 24: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 26th Annual Producers Guild Of America Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on January 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Jennifer Lawrence attends the World Premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 10, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere for 'Serena' during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at Vue West End on October 13, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for BFI)
ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Premiere during The 8th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 14, 2013 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lawrence seen at the Twentieth Century Fox Global Premiere of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in New York City. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox/AP Images)
Actress Jennifer Lawrence gestures to photographers as she arrives for the screening of the movie 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', at the 8th edition of the Rome International Film Festival, in Rome, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
LOS ANGELES, CA- NOVEMBER 18: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jena Malone attend the 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on November 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 7: Actress Jennifer Lawrence wearing Dior day 2 of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014, on July 7, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: 71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives to the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Cathching Fire' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Jennifer Lawrence and Director David O. Russell arrive at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: 71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives to the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: (L-R) Actors Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner attend the 'American Hustle' cast photocall at Crosby Street Hotel on December 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Photocall during the 8th Rome Film Festival at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 14, 2013 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Jennifer Lawrence attends the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Nominee for Best Supporting Actress in 'American Hustle' Jennifer Lawrence arrives on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2nd, 2014 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives for the screening of the movie 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', at the 8th edition of the Rome International Film Festival in Rome, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
From left, actors Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson pose for photographers as they arrive for the screening of the movie 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', at the 8th edition of the Rome International Film Festival, in Rome, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 12: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at 'The Hunger Games' Los Angeles premiere held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on March 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the premiere of Magnolia Pictures 'The Burning Plain' on September 14, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
US actress Jennifer Lawrence poses for the photocall of the movie 'The Burning Plain' directed by Guillermo Arriaga during the 65th Venice International Film Festival at Venice Lido, on August 29, 2008. AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
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Jennifer Lawrence is speaking out in a big way regarding the recent nude photos of her that were leaked. "It is not a scandal," The Hunger Games star tells Vanity Fair magazine. "It is a sex crime."

Over a month ago, Lawrence was among a slew of female celebrities whose phones were hacked and nude photographs of the women were leaked on the Internet. Other victims of the hacking included Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, Kaley Cuoco, Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown and actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead (to name a few).

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"It is a sexual violation. It's disgusting," Lawrence vented to V.F. contributing editor Sam Kashner. "The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That's why these websites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody's mind is to make a profit from it. It's so beyond me. I just can't imagine being that detached from humanity. I can't imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside."

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Offering a bit of reason behind taking those pics, she tells the magazine, "Every single thing that I tried to write made me cry or get angry. I started to write an apology, but I don't have anything to say I'm sorry for. I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he's going to look at you."

Lawrence didn't stop there. As Kashner expected, the 24-year-old actress "comes out swinging." She continued, "Anybody who looked at those pictures, you're perpetuating a sexual offense. You should cower with shame. Even people who I know and love say, 'Oh, yeah, I looked at the pictures.' I don't want to get mad, but at the same time I'm thinking, I didn't tell you that you could look at my naked body."

The Oscar winner has a message for the tabloids out there, "You have a choice. You don't have to be a person who spreads negativity and lies for a living. You can do something good. You can be good. Let's just make that choice and -- it feels better."

Recalling the moment she had to tell her father about the nude photos of his daughter on the web, she admitted, "When I have to make that phone call to my dad and tell him what's happened ... I don't care how much money I get for The Hunger Games, I promise you, anybody given the choice of that kind of money or having to make a phone call to tell your dad that something like that has happened, it's not worth it."

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"Just because I'm a public figure, just because I'm an actress, does not mean that I asked for this," Lawrence said. "It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It's my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can't believe that we even live in that kind of world."

As for how she's dealing with the nude photo leak weeks later, Lawrence admits that "time does heal." She told V.F., on newsstands Oct. 14, "I'm not crying about it anymore. I can't be angry anymore. I can't have my happiness rest on these people being caught, because they might not be. I need to just find my own peace."

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Actress Anna Kendrick attends the "Cake" premiere at The Elgin Theatre during the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11: Actress Anna Kendrick attends 'The Voices' premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 11, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Leonard Adam/Getty Images)
Actress Anna Kendrick attends the 2nd Annual "Rebels With a Cause" Gala benefiting the USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine at Paramount Pictures Studios on Thursday, March 20, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Cara Delevingne attends the Burberry Prorsum show during London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015 on September 15, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
British model Cara Delevingne presents a creation of the Fendi collection during the 2015 Spring / Summer Milan Fashion Week on September 18, 2014 in Milan. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: Actress Cara Delevingne attends 'The Face Of An Angel' premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Winter Garden Theatre on September 6, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
Misty May-Treanor of the United States poses for the photographer after the first round of the women's match with her partner Kerri Walsh as they played against the team of Jana Kohler and Julia Sude of Germany in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Grand Slam at Jinshan, outskirts of Shanghai, China, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The team of May-Treanor and Walsh won the match. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20: Olympic Gold Medalist/professional beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor is introduced to the crowd between innings at Dodger Stadium on August 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage)
Misty May-Treanor (R) controls the ball during the women's Beach Volleyball final match against April Ross and Jennifer Kessy on the Centre Court Stadium in Horse Guards Parade on London on August 08, 2012, for the London 2012 Olympic Games. May-Treanor/Walsh won the gold medal. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL GARCIA (Photo credit should read DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/GettyImages)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 20: Actress Kelli Garner attends the premiere of New Line Cinema's and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' 'If I Stay' at the TCL Chinese Theatre on August 20, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 01: Kelli Garner attends the 'CBGB' - Los Angeles special screening at ArcLight Hollywood on October 1, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Kelli Garner arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 03: Alexandra Chando attends the Alexandra Chando's BuildOn Charity Event at Aventine Hollywood on June 3, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 20: Actress Alexandra Chando arrives at the 21st Annual 'A Night At Sardi's' to benefit the Alzheimer's Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 20, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Alexandra Chando arrives at the Abercrombie & Fitch “The Making of a Star” Spring Campaign Party on Saturday, Feb, 22, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Brooke Burns poses at "An Evening with NBC Universal" at Cable Show 2010 in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 30:Actress Brooke Burns arrives at NBC Universal's 2010 TCA Summer Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 30, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Cast member Lauren O'Neil attends an after party celebrating the Gala Night performance of 'Richard III', playing at the Trafalgar Studios, at One Whitehall Place on July 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
Briana Evigan attends the 4th Annual Celebration of Dance Gala at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif.(Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Briana Evigan arrives at the MAXIM Hot 100 Party on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Briana Evigan seen at Los Angeles Premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'Draft Day,' on Monday, April 7, 2014 in Westwood, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Summit Entertainment/AP Images)
Jennifer Lawrence seen at the Twentieth Century Fox Global Premiere of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in New York City. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox/AP Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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