JENNIFER Lawrence has opened up about why she didn't sue over the 2014 nude photo scandal that saw her intimate, private photos hacked and splashed over the internet.

"I feel like I got gangbanged by the f--king planet. There was not one person in the world that is not capable of seeing these intimate photos of me," the 27-year-old said on The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter Podcast.

The Oscar winner added: "When the hacking thing happened - it was so unbelievably violating that you can't even put into words. I think that I am still actually processing."

Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence

Talking about the aftermath of the leak, Lawrence said many people suggested she sue. But the Hunger Games star decided not to take legal action against Apple for the security lapse or those responsible for the hack because it wouldn't erase the images from the web.

"None of that was going to bring me peace and none of that was going to bring my nude body back to me and Nick [Holt], the person they were intended for," she said.

Elsewhere in the interview, talk turned to the topic of sexual misconduct and the allegations flooding Hollywood. Lawrence said she had many dealings with disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who produced her 2012 Oscar-winning flick Silver Linings Playbook.

"Then with Harvey Weinstein, it was bizarre. I heard that he was a dog but he was always almost paternal to me," she said. "He was never inappropriate with me. I thought we had a nice relationship where when he acted like an asshole, I called him an asshole. I actually think the word I used was a sadistic monster, but it was just never of that nature so that was really shocking."

She also admitted: "I have never had a man use his power to sexually abuse me."


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