Updated 08:20 AM EST, Mon, Dec 06, 2021

Kate Upton Naked Photo Leak an 'Outrageous Violation' of Privacy, Says Lawyer

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Kate Upton, like "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence, and a number of other Hollywood celebrities, have been rocked by a phone hacking scandal. Risque photos of many celebrities have been leaked online after a hacker allegedly gained access to the stars personal content through Apple's iCloud.

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model has issued an official statement through her lawyer.

"This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client Kate Upton's privacy," said Upton's attorney Lawrence Shire to Us Weekly in a statement. "We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible."

The rep confirms that the model/ actress' phone was hacked and personal nude images were taken and eventually leaked. She is one of the reported 101 victims of this cruel invasion of personal privacy.

According to the Hufington Post, the photos began to hit the web on Sunday over the 4chan website and the person responsible has since posted a statement, segments of which are below:

"I didn't take the money and run," they wrote. "S**8 got weird once I started posting samples."

They continued: "People wanted s*** for free. Sure, I got $120 with my bitcoin address, but when you consider how much time was put into acquiring this stuff (I'm not the hacker, just a collector), and the money (I paid a lot via bitcoin as well to get certain sets when this stuff was being privately traded Friday/Saturday) I really didn't get close to what I was hoping."

Not all the leaked photos of Upton have been confirmed as authentic, noted E! Online. "One shows a woman resembling Upton covering her bare chest, while others appear to be naked selfies of her and boyfriend and Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander," reported the site.

While there were numerous targeted celebrities, "American Hustle" actress Lawrence, 24, is the most affected.

The Mirror UK wrote: "The hacker responsible is claiming to have explicit videos of Lawrence, and claims to have over 60 nude selfies of the Oscar-winning actress." Aside from having the most exposure, she is also the most talked about celebrity on social media, added the site. It's estimated she was mentioned nearly 600,000 times within hours after the photo leak.

Both the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Apple are reportedly doing investigations on the scandalous leak.

Other celebrities included in the compromising photo scandal include Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Selena Gomez, Lea Michele and many more.

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