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Actress Sends Defiant Message to Hacker Over Nude Images

Bella Thorne posts NSFW images of herself to take away his power
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2019 11:10 AM CDT
Bella Thorne attends the Los Angeles premiere of "JT LeRoy" at ArcLight Hollywood on April 24, 2019, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Actress Bella Thorne became the latest celebrity to have personal photos fall into the hands of a hacker—but the 21-year-old decided to beat him to the punch. Thorne posted nude images of herself, declaring, "F--- u and the power u think you have over me," reports USA Today. The NSFW images were on her Twitter account Saturday morning. "I can sleep tonight better knowing I took my power back," Thorne wrote. "U can't control my life u never will." The actress says the hack happened Thursday, adding that the hacker was attempting to extort her over racy images.

"I feel gross, I feel watched, I feel someone has taken something from me that I only wanted one special person to see," she wrote. Thorne tells the Hollywood Reporter that the hacker "sounds like he's 17," so she's not eager to see his "whole life ruined because he wasn't thinking straight." She had previously written that the FBI would soon be at his door, but it was unclear whether the unidentified hacker might be facing legal trouble. (A hack of a different kind is still unfolding in the city of Baltimore.)

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