Jessica Chastain on 4Chan nude photo 'victimisation': 'Anything sexual which does not have the woman saying 'Yes' is a big problem'

"Me appearing nude in a film is my choice and I find it so terrible that these actresses have been completely victimised," she told Sky News

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Jessica Chastain has branded the recent spate of nude leaked photographs online as an issue of sexual consent.

"It's such a violation," she told Sky News at the premiere of her new film Salomé.

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"To me they're not leaked photos, they're stolen photos.

"Me appearing nude in a film is my choice and I find it so terrible that these actresses have been completely victimised.

"Anything sexual which does not have the woman saying 'Yes'... is a big problem to me, so I hope that we find out who these people were and we can go after them as hard as we can."

The Zero Dark Thirty actress’s comments came as a second wave of naked images, purportedly of female stars including Kim Kardashian and Rihanna, emerged online.

The actresses Vanessa Hudgens and Aubrey Plaza, designer and former child star Mary-Kate Olsen, and US soccer player Hope Solo are reportedly among those apparently vicitimised.

 

There were also new nude pictures purportedly of Jennifer Lawrence.

Earlier this month, over 100 household names were the target of online thieves, who stole scores of naked photographs andintimate videos and posted them on the website 4Chan.

Several of the images – in particular, two of Hunger Games star Lawrence – quickly circulated on Twitter.

The original list had also included Olsen and Hudgens, as well as Ariana GrandeJessica Brown FindlayMary E WinsteadMary E Winstead, Cara Delevingne, Kate Bosworth, Selena Gomez, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst and Kaley Cuoco.

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

Justice and Grande both said that the pictures were fake, although Lawrence’s spokesperson verified their authenticity.

Representatives for Upton said they were "looking into" the authenticity of the intimate images.

Ricky Gervais went on a back tracking spree on the social media site after he was criticised for 'victim blaming', while Emma Watson also took to Twitter to voice her condemnation of the breach.

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