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Jennifer Lawrence strikes back after photo hack: 'It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime'

Oscar nominee and "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence has broken her silence over the August release of hacked nude photos of her and other celebrities, and let's just say that it doesn't pay to get the woman who plays Katniss Everdeen mad at you.Lawrence, who unleashes her fury in the November issue of Vanity Fair, has a lot of arrows to sling at her targets, and here are some that really hit t
Jennifer Lawrence
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Oscar nominee and "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence has broken her silence over the August release of hacked nude photos of her and other celebrities, and let's just say that it doesn't pay to get the woman who plays Katniss Everdeen mad at you.

Lawrence, who unleashes her fury in the November issue of Vanity Fair, has a lot of arrows to sling at her targets, and here are some that really hit the bull's-eye:

Being a public figure doesn't mean giving up all privacy
“Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this,” the 24-year-old actress says. “It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world."

Jennifer Lawrence on the cover of the November Vanity Fair.Today

To critics who say she shouldn't have taken nude photos in the first place
"I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you."

Stop calling it a scandal
"It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these Web sites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me. I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside."

To those who raced to view her nude pictures
"Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense. You should cower with shame. ... I don’t want to get mad, but at the same time I’m thinking, I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body."

Telling dad was the hardest part
"When I have to make that phone call to my dad and tell him what’s happened ... I don’t care how much money I get for 'The Hunger Games.' I promise you, anybody given the choice of that kind of money or having to make a phone call to tell your dad that something like that has happened, it’s not worth it. ... Fortunately, he was playing golf, so he was in a good mood."

The young actress has quickly risen to become a film and fashion icon, with an Academy Award already under her belt.

But she remains a survivor
"I’m not crying about it anymore. I can’t be angry anymore. I can’t have my happiness rest on these people being caught, because they might not be. I need to just find my own peace."

The full story will be available in Vanity Fair's Oct. 8 digital edition; the issue hits newsstands on Oct. 14.

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