A hacker was sentenced to eight months in prison on Wednesday for a scheme that exposed intimate photos of the actor Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities. George Garofano, 26, was accused of illegally hacking the private Apple iCloud accounts of people, including Hollywood stars as well as average internet users, allowing their nude photos and private information to be spread around the internet. He was one of four people charged in the hacking scandal , in which private photos of Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst and others were published online. Lawrence said at the time the invasion was equivalent to a sex crime, and called for tougher laws. A federal judge at a US district court in Bridgeport, Connecticut, ordered Garofano to serve the prison term followed by three years of supervised release. Prosecutors argued for a sentence of 10 to 16 months in prison, in line with federal guidelines.
Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photos Hacker Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison
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The hacker responsible is said to have 60 explicit images of the Oscar-winning actress in compromising positions in his possession. Naked photographs of Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence - as well as a host of British and A-list stars - have been leaked online in the biggest celebrity hacking scandal in history. Within hours Twitter was awash with hundreds of thousands of tweets about the photographs which are also alleged to include Brits Michelle Keegan, Cara Delevigne, Cat Deeley and Kelly Brook. The hacker claimed to have at least 60 photographs of Oscar winner Lawrence - some which they posted online in exchange for the online currency bitcoins.
Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Hacker Sentenced to Prison
In one of her most challenging roles to date, Jennifer Lawrence hits the big screen this Thursday in the much-anticipated thriller Red Sparrow. The actress stepped out of her comfort zone as for the film, which revolves around themes of sex, violence and psychological manipulation and involved filming many scenes fully nude. Lawrence says her decision to take on the role was not easy, but ultimately left her feeling a strong sense of female empowerment.
A hacker who illegally accessed the private account of Jennifer Lawrence and released naked photos of the actress has been sentenced to eight months in prison. Much of their private information and personal photos were then spread around the internet. Garofano was one of four people charged in the hacking scandal, which also resulted in private photos of actress Kirsten Dunst and model Kate Upton going public. At the time, Jennifer Lawrence described the hacking as the equivalent to a sex crime, and called for tougher laws. On Wednesday, a federal judge at a US district court in Bridgeport, Connecticut, ordered Garofano to serve the prison term followed by three years of supervised release.