All 37 Celebrities Who Have Been Victims of Nude Photo Hacks
It's a problem that's only getting worse.
It’s like clockwork: Every few months, a hacker releases a new batch of celebrity nudes, burning up the Internet in the process. The most infamous case, of course, was the iCloud hack of 2014, which saw illegally obtained photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, and others spread around like wildfire. It sparked an FBI investigation that ultimately led to the incarceration of two hackers: Ryan Collins and Edward Majercyzk. Fast forward to today, and it’s happening all over again—like some horribly skeevy Internet version of Groundhog Day.
This week hackers released dozens of more celebrity nudes, including Tiger Woods and his ex, Lindsay Vonn, as well as Miley Cyrus and Kristen Stewart. For her part, Vonn quickly released a statement calling the hacking “despicable.” “Lindsey will take all necessary and appropriate legal action to protect and enforce her rights and interests,” reads a statement Vonn released to Variety. “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.”
Now, to fully illustrate just how insidious and pervasive this hacking truly is, we’d like to offer a little perspective. Here, in alphabetical order, is every single nude photo hack that’s occurred in recent years to a notable celebrity. (Yes, it amounts to a whopping 37 victims.) Here they are.
The OC star Mischa Barton allegedly had a sex tape of her shopped around in March 2017. The hackers asked for a whopping $500,000. (It never made it to the public eye.)
Lake Bell was a victim of the infamous iCloud photo hack of 2014.
During the same 2014 hack, photos and a sex tape of British actress Jessica Brown-Findlay were spread around.
Teen Wolf breakout Cody Christian had a video of him masturbating posted online in January 2017.
The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco was also a victim of the 2014 hack.
Miley Cyrus was the first victim of a massive April 2017 hacking reminiscent of the iCloud hack of 2014.
Rosario Dawson had images of her posted online—received from the same April 2017 hack.
2 Broke Girls star Kat Dennings had nude photos of her leaked twice: Once in 2010, and again in November 2012.
Kirsten Dunst was also a victim of the 2014 hack. In response, she took to Twitter to post two emoji: a pizza, and a pile of feces. (Translated: “Piece of sh*t.”)
In 2010, Deadspin published photos of former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre‘s penis.
In 2012, Gawker obtained and published a sex tape featuring Hulk Hogan. Hogan sued the company, ultimately causing the reverent gossip blog to file for bankruptcy and shut down.
Kate Hudson was also a victim in the April 2017 hack.
Disney star Vanessa Hudgens was a victim in the 2014 iCloud hack.
Scarlett Johannson had nude photos of her spread around in 2011.
Victoria Justice was also affected in the 2014 hack. At the time, the Victorious star took to Twitter to announce that she would be pursuing legal action.
Kim Kardashian had nude photos leaked during the 2014 hack. Also, in 2007, a sex tape of her and then-boyfriend Ray J—filmed in 2003—made the rounds.
Room star Brie Larson had topless photos of her stolen in the 2014 hack.
Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne was also a victim in the 2014 iCloud hack.
Jennifer Lawrence was possibly the hardest-hit celebrity of the 2014 hack: Of the 500 photos and videos that were stolen, 60 were of J.Law.
During the April 2017 hack, photos—and, allegedly, a few videos—of Rose McGowan made the rounds.
Hayden Panettiere was also a victim in the 2014 iCloud hack.
Dylan Penn, Sean Penn‘s model daughter, had nude photos of her hacked and posted online in March 2017.
During the 2014 iCloud hack, photos and a few videos of Aubrey Plaza were spread around the Internet.
A mere day after fellow Teen Wolf star Cody Christian was hacked, Tyler Posey suffered a similar fate: Instead of a video, however, the hackers posted a photo.
Nude photos of Rihanna were hacked and posted during the 2014 hack.
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Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter was also a victim in the 2014 hack.
Photos of In Time star Amanda Seyfried naked and canoodling with an ex circulated in April 2017.
In a large hack from August 2017, topless of photos of Kristen Stewart were posted.
Gabrielle Union was a victim in the 2014 iCloud hack. At the time, she released a powerful statement, co-authored with husband Dwayne Wade, condemning the hack as an affront to women—particularly women of color—all around the world.
Nude photos of Kate Upton getting intimate with her boyfriend were leaked during the 2014 hack.
Carice Van Houton
Game of Thrones star Carice Van Houton (she plays the”Red Woman”) was also a victim in the April 2017 hack.
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Four-time World Cup Champion skier Lindsay Vonn was also a victim of the August 2017 hack: Photos of her and then-boyfriend Tiger Woods made the rounds.
Photos of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies star Suki Waterhouse made the rounds in April 2017.
Photos of Emma Watson in various states of undress started circling right before Beauty and the Beast hit theaters.
2013 New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner initially claimed the infamous photo that destroyed his campaign was a hack.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Nude photos of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World star Mary Elizabeth Winstead getting intimate with her husband were part of the 2014 hack.
Champion golfer Tiger Woods was a victim in the August 2017 hacks: Photos of him and then-girlfriend Lindsay Vonn were posted online.
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