A little news to make your skin crawl today: It appears that private photographs of Emma Watson have been stolen. After rumors began to spread online that Watson has fallen prey to a nude-photo hack, her representatives issued a statement to clarify that the stolen photographs in question were private, but not nude.
"Photos from a clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago have been stolen," a rep for Watson told The Telegraph. "They are not nude photographs. Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further."
Rumors of the leak first began on Reddit, where users claimed that pictures of Watson were circulating on the "dark web," which is an encrypted network allowing files and information to be shared anonymously. Amanda Seyfried, who is currently expecting her first child with Thomas Sadoski, is said to be another victim of the hack.
"There may be a few more names added to that list but these are the big two," The Telegraph quotes the original Reddit thread as saying. "Don't want to break any Reddit rules so no links right now but there should be some really good drama over the next few days."
Watson was one of many celebrities to express her disgust over the 2014 leak in which several celebrities' intimate photographs were released. "Even worse than seeing women's privacy violated on social media is reading the accompanying comments that show such a lack of empathy," she wrote on Twitter. Soon after that leak, Watson herself received threats in response to her first speech as United Nations ambassador for women, with a website "threatening to release naked pictures of me, with a countdown." The threat turned out to be a hoax.
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