Gabrielle Union contacts FBI over nude 4Chan photos leaked by 'vultures'

The Bring It On actress verifies the hacked pictures

Gabrielle Union has vowed that her legal team will contact the FBI over naked pictures that were leaked yesterday (20 September).

The Bring It On actress is among numerous celebrities thought to have been the victim of a large-scale hacking involving over 100 high-profile names, including Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, Kirsten Dunst, Arianna Grande, Victoria Justice and Kate Upton.

New naked pictures allegedly emerged yesterday claiming to be of Kardashian, Lawrence, Emily Ratajkowski, Vanessa Hudgens, Aubrey Plaza, Mary-Kate Olsen and Hope Solo.

Union and her husband Dwayne Wade have since released a statement, via TMZ, describing the hackers as "vultures".

"It has come to our attention that our private moments, that were shared and deleted solely between my husband and myself, have been leaked by some vultures,” read the statement.

"I can’t help but to be reminded that since the dawn of time women and children, specifically women of color [sic], have been victimized [sic], and the power over their own bodies taken from them. These atrocities against women and children continue worldwide."

The couple also offered their sympathies for other victims of the hacking.

"For anyone out there also being affected by these and other hacking and hate crimes - We send our love, support and prayers," they said. "We have done nothing wrong."

The FBI and Apple are both conducting investigations into the apparent widespread invasion of personal accounts thought to be connected to the iCloud service.

A spokesperson for Lawrence said: "This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence."

The anonymous hacker has complained about the money received for the images.

"People wanted s*** for free. Sure, I got $120 with my bitcoin address, but when you consider how much time was put into acquiring this stuff (i'm not the hacker, just a collector), and the money (i paid a lot via bitcoin as well to get certain sets when this stuff was being privately traded Friday/Saturday) I really didn't get close to what I was hoping," the person wrote on 4Chan.

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