A representative for Ariana Grande has denied the authenticity of leaked nude photos that are said to be of the singer, following of a major hack involving several celebrities that occurred August 31. “The photos are completely fake,” Grande’s rep stated to BuzzFeed.
Grande was among more than 100 celebrities targeted in the leak. Nude and risque photos purported to be of her, Jennifer Lawrence, Victoria Justice and Kate Upton initially surfaced August 31 on online bulletin board 4chan. After confirming that the photos of Lawrence are indeed real, reps for the Silver Linings Playbook actress say that her team has taken action: “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
The hacker reportedly accessed the photos and videos through the celebrities’ iCloud accounts. An alleged master list of hacked celebrities also includes Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Lea Michele, Avril Lavigne, Hilary Duff, and JoJo.
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