The former Nickelodeon star took to Twitter on Tuesday to express her thoughts on “this massive invasion of privacy.”
Shortly after I tweeted about certain pics of me being fake, I was faced with a serious violation of (cont) http://t.co/Z8iRJ64eV0
— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) September 2, 2014
“Shortly after I tweeted about certain pics of me being fake, I was faced with a serious violation of privacy. There have always been fake photos of me on the internet, but I will not be put in the position to defend myself as to what is real or what is fake,” she said. “I am angry at this massive invasion of privacy, and like the other women who are in this situation alongside of me, I am taking legal action to protect my rights.”
Following the nude photo leak on Sunday of more than 100 photos of female stars on the website 4chan, Justice took to Twitter and denied that the photos were her.
These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*
— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) August 31, 2014
While the case is now in the hands of the FBI, many celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, have vowed to take legal action and will prosecute those that post the pictures.
On Tuesday, Apple said that its engineers believe that the photos were not obtained by a breach in Apple’s iCloud or Find my iPhone systems.
“None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems,” the statement said. “After more than 40 hours of internal investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet.”