Jennifer Lawrence’s Nude Photo Hacker Gets Jail Time
George Garofano, who posed as an Apple employee to hack into Lawrence's personal account before the 2014 "Fappening," has been sentenced to eight months in federal prison. He pled guilty to the offense in April and will also be subject to three years of supervised release upon completion of his sentence.
Additional hackers connected to the crime have already been sentenced and have received between nine and 18 months in jail.
Lawrence told The Hollywood Reporter in 2017 that she still hadn't really come to terms with the event, and that it had changed her perspective on celebrity.
“When the hacking thing happened, it was so unbelievably violating that you can’t even put into words,” she told THR. “When I first found out it was happening, my security reached out to me. It was happening minute-to-minute — it was almost like a ransom situation where they were releasing new ones every hour or so.”
“I feel like I got gang-banged by the f---ing planet — like, there’s not one person in the world that is not capable of seeing these intimate photos of me," she added. "You can just be at a barbecue and somebody can just pull them up on their phone. That was a really impossible thing to process.”
Lawrence added that while justice seems to have come in the years since, it hasn't changed how traumatizing the hacking was.
“A lot of women were affected, and a lot of them reached out to me about suing Apple or suing [others] — and none of that was gonna really bring me peace, none of that was gonna bring my nude body back to me and [former boyfriend] Nic [Hoult], the person that they were intended for. It wasn’t gonna bring any of that back," she said.
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