Leaked nude photos of Lost in Translation star Scarlett Johansson have led to an FBI investigation and threats of a lawsuit from the actress.
The alleged photos, which were obtained and released by a hacker who also might have compromising pictures of other celebrities, were apparently self-shot.
According to ThisDayLive.com, Laura Eimiller of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) office in Los Angeles said, "The FBI is investigating the person or groups responsible for a series of computer intrusions involving high-profile figures."
TMZ claims that the actress' "people" contacted the FBI directly.
The FBI would not release the names of other celebrities involved in the hacking scandal. However, this could just be the beginning of a flurry of such photos being released. As CBS reported in March, 50 female celebrities had naked images stolen from their cell phones and computers. Six months ago, CBS reported that, "The victims are said to include A-listers such as Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, Christina Aguilera and Miley Cyrus."
Johansson, who is set to star in the upcoming Avengers movie, is on the attack over the pictures. Her lawyer has claimed, in letters to various websites that have hosted the pictures, that the actress owns the copyright to the images. He is threatening legal action if they do not take the photos down.
At least one website has already taken them down.