Emma Watson, star of “Beauty and the Beast” and the “Harry Potter” saga, plans to take legal action for photographs that were leaked to the Internet where she allegedly appears naked.
“Pictures of an Emma costume show with a stylist have stolen a couple of years ago. There are pictures of her naked. Lawyers have already received orders and will not comment further, “his publicist said in a statement to Variety and the BBC.
Messages on social networks and blogs claimed that images of the nude actress had been posted this week on an anonymous network of shared documents. It was not clear what actions his lawyers planned or against whom.
Watson, 26, who rose to fame playing Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” movies, found herself in the middle of a controversy earlier this month for a photo shoot she did for Vanity Fair magazine that included an Image in which part of her breasts was exposed.
Her critics called Watson, who is also a United Nations goodwill ambassador on women’s rights and equality, as a hypocrite and said she betrayed her feminist ideals.
The actress responded by saying that feminism was about choices. “It’s about freedom; it’s about liberation, it’s about equality. I do not know what my breasts have to do with that, “he told Reuters. Watson stars in the latest version of Disney’s classic “Beauty and the Beast,” which opens in theaters around the world this week and garnered some $ 200 million from the global box office, according to industry analysts.
The actress was threatened in 2014 with a fugue of naked images, following a speech she delivered on gender equality as UN Ambassador for Women.
Speaking at a Facebook event in 2015, he said: “I knew it was a joke, I knew the pictures did not exist.
“The moment I approached and talked about women’s rights, they threatened me immediately: in less than 12 hours I received threats.”
Last month, a man in the United States was jailed for nine months for hacking into celebrity online accounts, including Jennifer Lawrence, and stealing private information, including videos and nude photos.
Dozens of photos of Rihanna, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst, among other celebrities, were published in 2014 as part of this electronic fraud. Apple acknowledged that it suffered a cyber attack, but denied that the cause was an error in its system.
“Worse than violating women’s privacy on social networks is reading comments that show so much empathy,” wrote Watson, who was not mentioned among the victims on Twitter.