When photos purportedly of a topless Victoria Justice emerged as part of the weekend’s massive celebrity photo leak, the actress-singer quickly denied their validity.
“These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended,*” Tweeted the former “Victorious” star.
Seemingly in response to her denial, an individual involved in the leak shared a larger album containing unreleased nude and non-nude photos of the actress.
After initially maintaining her silence, Justice decided to respond to the second photo release.
“Shortly after I tweeted about certain pics of me being fake, I was faced with a serious violation of privacy,” wrote Justice in a TwitLonger Twitter post. “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.”
Justice then expressed her outrage at the invasion of privacy.
“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,” added Justice.
Dubbed “The Fappening” by those on social communities like Reddit, the Labor Day Weekend leak saw numerous, private, sexually explicit photos circulate the web. Among those allegedly featured in the photos are high-profile celebrities like Justice, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Lea Michele, Yvonne Strahovski, McKayla Maroney, Melissa Benoist and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.