Scarlett Johansson calls in FBI over nude pictures

Scarlett Johansson

Lawyer orders websites to take down images as shots of Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake emerge

LAST UPDATED AT 13:44 ON Thu 15 Sep 2011

ACTRESS Scarlett Johansson has called in the FBI and her "pit bull" lawyer after nude pictures of her surfaced on the internet, six months after it was reported that she was one of several actresses targeted by hackers.

The two mobile phone shots appear to have been taken by the actress herself. One shows the reflection of her bottom in a mirror while the other is of the Swedish star lying topless on a bed. Their appearance caused a sensation on chat rooms and celebrity websites and made Johansson a hot topic on social networking site Twitter.

But the shots began to disappear from the web after she unleashed her attorney Marty Singer, described by gossip site TMZ as a "legal pit bull". He appeared to confirm that they were genuine by describing them as "highly personal and private photographs [that] capture our client self-posing in her own home in a state of undress and/or topless."

He warned that anyone who did not remove them would do so at their "own peril". He signed off with the warning: "Please govern yourselves accordingly."

The pictures are thought to have been stolen from Johansson's BlackBerry, and the FBI said it was investigating "the person or groups responsible for a series of computer intrusions involving high-profile figures".

It seems that Johansson is not the only star to have had her images stolen. The day after her naked photos went viral it was reported that pictures of actress Mila Kunis and pop star Justin Timberlake were doing the rounds. The pair were rumoured to have been more than co-stars while filming the movie Friends With Benefits.

Those images show Timberlake topless and with a pair of pink panties on his head. There is also a picture of Kunis in the bath and what is described as an "explicit" image of an "unidentified" man.

In March it was reported that at least 50 other Hollywood actresses had fallen victim to hackers. Among them were Vanessa Hudgens, who has been haunted by nude photo leaks since a batch of photos were stolen in 2007 when she was still the clean-cut star of High School Musical. Other well-known women on the list include Resident Evil star Ali Larter, teen pop-singer Miley Cyrus and Cougar Town actress Busy Phillips. · 

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