When Scarlett Johansson's nude photos leaked onto the web back in September of last year, she initially thought it was a friend or someone close to her who did it.
"I couldn’t figure it out," she tells Stylist. "For a while, I thought it must be someone that I knew who was posting these pictures of me and that was making me incredibly paranoid. I was looking around at all of my friends, who I have known for 20 years, wondering who the backstabber was. So to find out it wasn’t a friend who hacked in was a relief, oddly."
The pictures were originally meant to be seen only by Ryan Reynolds, who she was still married to back when they were taken. But to have them seen by the entire world? That left Johansson in a bad place.
"It was really terrible; I felt absolutely violated," she says. "I wasn’t really aware of how vulnerable all of us are, but I think everybody is just discovering that now. Being hacked made me feel more vulnerable than I ever had previously."