Celebrity News

Hacker Who Allegedly Stole Jennifer Lawrence’s Nude Pics to Plead Guilty
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)


Jennifer Lawrence.

Summary: The hacker who stole nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence will plead guilty to unauthorized access of a private computer.

In September of 2014, a hacker stole nude photographs of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, and those photos were released onto the internet. The scandal was dubbed “Celebgate,” and the violation left its victims emotionally wrecked.


During the investigation in Los Angeles, Jennifer Lawrence had been “distraught” as she recounted what the experience had done to her.

“[Lawrence] became very distraught and I had to stop the interview at one point because of her emotional reaction to the information being discussed,” an FBI agent had said in court filings. “(She) stated she was having an anxiety attack, and was visibly shaken.”

Lawrence, Upton and almost 100 other celebrities saw their intimate portraits posted on websites such as Reddit and 4Chan.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

“Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. It does not mean that it comes with the territory,” Lawrence had told Vanity Fair.

Now Lawrence and others may finally get justice. Edward Majerczyk, 28, of Chicago was charged last month with unauthorized access to a private computer, The Chicago Tribune reports. The self-described computer geek is scheduled to appear in court in late September to formally plead guilty to stealing the nude pics.

Prosecutors have already agreed to seek a 9 month sentence for Majerczyk. On September 27, he will plead in front of U.S. District Court Judge Charles Kocoras.

From November 2013 to August 2014, Majercyzk allegedly conducted a phishing scheme to access victims’ Apple iCloud and Gmail accounts. He illegally obtained entry to more than 300 accounts.

Majercyzk was not charged with selling or posting the stolen pictures, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office said they are still investigating how the information was leaked.

Authorities were able to pinpoint Majerczyk after they traced the IP addresses of several Celebgate hacker computers to his apartment building in Chicago. Majerczyk was living with his mother at the time.

In May, another hacker pled guilty to a similar phishing scheme linked to Celebgate. Authorities said that Ryan Collins, 36, worked independently of Majerczyk though.

What can people do to stop theft of information from private computers? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: The Chicago Tribune

Photo courtesy of EW



Plaintiff Personal Injury Paralegal


Opportunity for a Plaintiff Personal Injury legal assistant to work in a growing practice. Must have...

Apply now

Associate Attorney - Insurance Defense

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Fowler Law Group is looking for an associate attorney with at least one year of insurance defense ex...

Apply now

Associate Attorney - Estate Planning


Cook Tillman Law Group is seeking an associate attorney for its Estate Planning practice group. ...

Apply now

Senior Commercial Real Estate Attorney


Senior level commercial real estate transactional attorney sought by a successful, mid-sized, real e...

Apply now




Search Now

Venture Capital Attorney

USA-CA-San Diego

San Diego office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks corporate business attorney with...

Apply Now

Real Estate Attorney

USA-CA-San Diego

San Diego office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks transactional real estate attorn...

Apply Now

Experienced Health Care Attorney


Portland office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm is seeking health care attorney with 5-...

Apply Now


To Top