Emma Watson is pursuing legal action after her private photos were hacked

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Emma Watson is pursuing legal action after dozens of her private photos were reportedly stolen and leaked online.

The “Beauty and the Beast” actress’ spokesman said the images aren’t nude photographs, but instead show the star trying on clothes.

“Photos from a clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago have been stolen,” her spokesperson said in a statement obtained by Variety, and original reported by BBC News. “They are not nude photographs. Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further.”

Watson, a UN Women goodwill ambassador, was also threatened in 2014 with a leak of nude images after delivering a speech on gender equality.

Two men — one from Pennsylvania and the other from Chicago — were recently sentenced in connection with the 2014 celebrity nude photo hack. Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, and Kate Upton were among the actresses who fell victim to the iCloud hack.

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