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Jennifer Lawrence asks authorities to investigate hack

Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles earlier this year.

FBI takes Lawrence case

The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate who was responsible for posting the photos. Apple said Monday it was looking into whether its online photo-sharing service had been hacked to obtain the intimate images. Lawrence, a three-time Oscar nominee who won for her role in ‘‘Silver Linings Playbook,’’ contacted authorities after the images began appearing Sunday.

Naked images purporting to be of other female stars were also posted, although the authenticity of many couldn’t be confirmed. The source of the leak was unclear. ‘‘This is a flagrant violation of privacy,’’ Lawrence’s publicist Liz Mahoney wrote in a statement. The FBI said it was ‘‘aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter.’’

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‘‘Any further comment would be inappropriate at this time,’’ spokeswoman Laura Eimiller wrote in a statement.

Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead also confirmed that nude photos of her were posted online. ‘‘To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves,’’ Winstead posted on Twitter. Winstead, who starred in ‘‘Final Destination 3’’ and ‘‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,’’ wrote that she thought the images had been destroyed. The FBI has investigated previous leaks of nude celebrity images, including those involving Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera and footage of television sports reporter Erin Andrews in a Tennessee hotel room. Those cases resulted in convictions. (AP)

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