Vanessa Hudgens says having her nudes photos leaked was a “bad” experience. The 31-year-old singer-actress Vanessa Hudgens said in the February issue of Cosmopolitan U.K. that it was a horrifying experience to have her privacy violated in a leaked nude photo or pics or photos hack in the year 2007.
“It was a really traumatizing thing for me,” Hudgens said. “It’s really up that people feel like they are entitled enough to share something that personal with the world. As an actor, you completely lose all grip of your own privacy, and it’s really horrifying.”
Hudgens had sued the owners of a website back in 2009 for posting the first round of nude photos and her lawyer claims that the latest photos belong to the same batch, TMZ reported.
The photos show a topless girl, said to be Hudgens, posing provocatively to the cameras. The pictures also appear to show a girl said to be Zoey 101 star Alexa Nikolas, who is seen kissing the actress.
Vanessa Hudgens leaked pics
“It feels like that shouldn’t be the case, but unfortunately if enough people are interested, they’re going to do everything they can to get to know as much about you as they can, which is flattering, I guess, but then people take it too far and end up divulging things that should be personal,” the star said.”
“Vanessa is deeply sad and angered that these old photos, which were taken years ago, continue to resurface. It is particularly disturbing that whoever got a hold of these private photos seem to be intent on illegally leaking them out over a long period of time, Hudgens’ lawyer Christopher Wong said.
“I think that is because there’s a disconnect when you see your favorite actress on the screen, and you see them now on your TV in your homes, and you can watch them whenever you want,” she added. “There’s almost — I don’t want to say lack of respect because that sounds negative — but it just makes you feel like you know them even though you don’t.”
Vanessa Hudgens leaked photo
“I know the things that matter the most — I do love my job, but my job isn’t everything. My family is — my partner and my friends are the things that keep me grounded,” Hudgens said.
Hudgens has been dating fellow Disney Channel alum Austin Butler since 2011.
“It’s eight years this year — FaceTime, good communication, respect and trust [are what keep us going],” she said.