Fill out the form below, or call us at In , Vanessa Hudgens found herself at the center of a scandal that she was not the cause of. Naked pictures of her were stolen from her phone and leaked on the Web thrusting the young actress into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Slut-shaming was still very much a thing in and despite Hudgens not being responsible, she had to pay a hefty price in the tabloids. A hacker, obviously.
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Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines for Jan. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. The former Disney star was just 18 years old at the time and now, at 31, she's reflecting on the "really f--ked up" ordeal she went through and why she originally took the blame for it. It's really f--ked up that people feel like they are entitled enough to share something that personal with the world," she told Cosmopolitan UK. There's almost — I don't want to say lack of respect because that sounds negative — but it just makes you feel like you know them even though you don't. Hudgens has more clarity on the incident now and originally apologized for taking the photos.
Vanessa Hudgens reflects on 2007 nude photo leak: 'It was a really traumatizing thing'
More than a decade after her nude pictures were leaked, actress Vanessa Hudgens called the invasion of privacy "traumatizing," marking a reversal from her public apology at the time. The "High School Musical" star was 18 when the pictures leaked in and she faced public backlash, including accusations that she wasn't a good role model for her young Disney Channel fans. As the pictures circulated on the internet, Hudgens issued a public apology , saying she was "embarrassed over the situation" and regretted taking the photos. Yet her recent comments, which mark an about-face from her initial expression of regret, come after more people realize she was a victim of a crime. After actress Jennifer Lawrence's personal photos were posted on the message board 4chan in , a situation she defined as a "sex crime," more people displayed their support, signaling a change in societal attitudes.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Back in September , a slew of nude photos of thenyear-old Vanessa Hudgens were leaked online, and the actress is reflecting on the horrible breach of privacy in a new interview with Cosmopolitan UK.