'Pretty Little Liars' Star Lucy Hale Responds to Topless Photos Leak

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Lucy Hale performs at The Grand Ole Opry on June 21, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Lucy Hale has some words for the hackers who stole two topless photos from her phone and posted them online: "kiss my ass."  

The Pretty Little Liars actress and singer tweeted a statement Thursday (Dec. 22) to address her unauthorized exposure on the website Celeb Jihad.

“Once again, a woman in the public eye was violated, stolen from and her private life and body were exposed for anyone to see,” Hale wrote. “I will not apologize for living my life and having a personal life that is all mine. It’s truly unfortunate that being exposed in this way is allowed.”

She also shares gratitude for her supporters, writing, “Thank you for all the sweet, supportive messages I’ve been receiving. It was a much needed reminder that I’m surrounded by so much love. I appreciate you all very much."

Hale's lawyer, Marty Singer, demanded the website take down the photos, saying they are the property of Hale and were intended to be sent privately to a friend, TMZ reports.

It appears that Celeb Jihad has since removed the photos and replaced them with fake, Photoshopped images.

After a massive phishing scam in 2014, more than 100 celebrities were hacked -- including Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Avril Lavigne -- and dozens of their nude photos were leaked. 

As a result, Ryan Collins, the man behind the leak, was sentenced in October to 18 months in prison.


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