Lindsey Vonn wants justice after nude photos of her, Tiger leak

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn is gearing up for a legal battle after she and former boyfriend Tiger Woods fell victim to a nude photo leak.

Vonn, through her team of representatives, fervently condemned whoever hacked into her phone — where the private pictures were located — and released the images on a website.

"It is an outrageous and despicable invasion of privacy for anyone to steal and illegally publish private intimate photos," Vonn's rep said in a statement to People.

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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08: Tiger Woods' girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, son Charlie and daughter Sam watch the play during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
BEAVER CREEK, CO - FEBRUARY 12: Lindsey Vonn of the United States speaks with boyfriend Tiger Woods after crossing the finish of the Ladies' Giant Slalom in Red Tail Stadium on Day 11 of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships on February 12, 2015 in Beaver Creek, Colorado. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Golfer Tiger Woods (L) and ski racer Lindsey Vonn attend Tiger Jam 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 17, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
VAL D'ISERE, FRANCE - DECEMBER 21: (FRANCE OUT) Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn of USA during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Downhill on December 21, 2013 in Val d'Isere, France. (Photo by Michel Cottin/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, OH - OCTOBER 03: Skiier Lindsey Vonn and Nadine Moze follow the play of Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team during the Day One Four-Ball Matches at the Muirfield Village Golf Club on October 3, 2013 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods attend the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for People.com)
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"Lindsey will take all necessary and appropriate legal action to protect and enforce her rights and interests. She believes the individuals responsible for hacking her private photos as well as the websites that encourage this detestable conduct should be prosecuted to the fullest extent under the law."

The leaked photos of Vonn, 32, and Woods, 41, were taken a few years ago, when the star athletes were still in a relationship, according to People. They dated between 2013 and 2015.

Woods' phone was not hacked into, and the private photo of him that was leaked was on Vonn's phone, according to TMZ, which was the first to report the hack.

Vonn and Woods were two of several celebrity victims whose nude photos were posted to the website in the latest hacking scandal. Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart, Katharine McPhee and Stella Maxwell also had intimate pictures stolen and exposed to the public, according to celebrity gossip website.

McPhee and Woods have both already hired lawyers, with the golf legend employing high-profile attorney Marty Singer. Woods' attorney has threatened to sue the website if the photos aren't removed, TMZ reported, and McPhee's lawyers is said to have sent a letter featuring a similar warning.

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MERIBEL, FRANCE - MARCH 19: (FRANCE OUT) Kjetil Jansrud of Norway and Lindsey Vonn of the USA both win the overall SuperG and Downhill World Cup globes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Finals Men's and Women's Super G on March 19, 2015 in Meribel, France. (Photo by Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
VAL D'ISERE, FRANCE - DECEMBER 20: (FRANCE OUT) Lindsey Vonn of the USA takes 1st place and wins a cow named Winny during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Downhill on December 20, 2014 in Val D'isere, France. (Photo by Michel Cottin/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
VAL D'ISERE, FRANCE - DECEMBER 20: (FRANCE OUT) Lindsey Vonn of the USA takes 1st place and wins a cow named Winny during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Downhill on December 20, 2014 in Val D'isere, France. (Photo by Michel Cottin/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Golfer Tiger Woods (L) and ski racer Lindsey Vonn attend Tiger Jam 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 17, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Lindsey Vonn of the US celebrates after winning the second women's downhill race during the Alpine Skiing FIS World Cup at Lake Louise, Canada on December 6, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
US golfer Tiger Woods (L) speaks with an official during the women's downhill race at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Val d'Isere in the French Alps on December 21, 2013. Lindsey Vonn of the US failed to put together a winning run for onlooking boyfriend Tiger Woods as her unstable right knee gave way halfway down the course. Vonn insisted the incident would not have major ramifications, saying she would race a maximum of two more events before heading to Sochi to defend her Olympic downhill title in February. AFP PHOTO/FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
VAL D'ISERE, FRANCE - DECEMBER 21: (FRANCE OUT) Lindsey Vonn of the USA competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Downhill on December 21, 2013 in Val d'Isere, France. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
Lindsey Vonn of the US (C) leaves with US golfer Tiger Woods (2nd-L) after competing in the women's downhill race at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Val d'Isere in the French Alps on December 21, 2013. Lindsey Vonn of the US failed to put together a winning run for onlooking boyfriend Tiger Woods as her unstable right knee gave way halfway down the course. Vonn insisted the incident would not have major ramifications, saying she would race a maximum of two more events before heading to Sochi to defend her Olympic downhill title in February. AFP PHOTO/FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
USA's Lindsey Vonn arrives to compete in the women's downhill race at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Val d'Isere in the French Alps on December 21, 2013. Vonn failed to put together a winning run for onlooking boyfriend Tiger Woods as her unstable right knee gave way halfway down the course. Vonn insisted the incident would not have major ramifications, saying she would race a maximum of two more events before heading to Sochi to defend her Olympic downhill title in February. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Lindsey Vonn appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) Skier Lindsay Vonn of the United States has withdrawn from participating in the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, citing an instability in her injured knee. DUBLIN, OH - OCTOBER 06: Olympic Skiier Lindsey Vonn follows the play of Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team during the weather-delayed Day Three Foursome Matches at the Muirfield Village Golf Club on October 6, 2013 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, OH - OCTOBER 06: Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team is congratulated by Lindsey Vonn after Woods 1up victory over Richard Sterne of the International Team won the Cup for the U.S.Team during the Final Round Singles Matches of The Presidents Cup at the Muirfield Village Golf Club on October 6, 2013 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 25: Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot on April 25, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
US Lindsey Vonn reacts in finish area at the women's World Cup Super G, on January 13, 2013 in St Anton am Arlberg, Austria. Slovenia's Tina Maze won ahead of Austria's Anna Fenninger and Switzerland's Fabienne Suter. AFP PHOTO / SAMUEL KUBANI (Photo credit should read SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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