09/10/2014 16:16 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Jennifer Lawrence On Nude Photo Hack: 'I Was So Afraid'

Jennifer Lawrence has spoken about the nude photo hack she and over 100 other celebrities have endured for the first time.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, the 24-year-old Hunger Games star addressed the incident just a few weeks after the photos leaked online.

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"It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime," she said. "It is a sexual violation. It's disgusting."

The actress was one of the first to have personal pictures stolen in August and understandably, she has been left feeling shaken and violated.

"I was just so afraid. I didn't know how this would affect my career," she told the magazine.

"Just because I'm a public figure, just because I'm an actress, does not mean that I asked for this," she added. "It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It's my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can't believe that we even live in that kind of world."

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Lawrence revealed she had previously tried to issue a statement on the matter, but found it too difficult to write.

"I started to write an apology, but I don't have anything to say I'm sorry for," Lawrence said. "I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he's going to look at you."

Lawrence finished by saying she's found a way to move on.

"Time does heal, you know," she said. "I'm not crying about it anymore. I can't be angry anymore. I can't have my happiness rest on these people being caught, because they might not be. I need to just find my own peace."

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