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It may be two years in the making, but the man responsible for hacking into Jennifer Lawrence's private accounts, stealing naked pictures and circulating them online in an act the actress dubbed a sex crime, has finally received a prison sentence.

was just one of over 30 accounts hacked by Edward Majerczyk, whose plea deal revealed that he emailed around 300 victims back in 2014, posing as an internet service provider with the aim of grabbing account usernames and passwords. He would then use these details to steal personal data, which in J Law's case included a number of naked pictures.

Majerczyk pleaded guilty to one count of unauthorized access but was not charged, nor accused, of selling or posting the images online, thus he'll serve a mere nine-month prison term and will pay $5,700 to a victim who sought counseling services after the hacking.

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Back in 2014, Lawrence spoke to Vanity Fair of her stomach-churning reaction to Majerczyk's disgusting invasion:

“I can't even describe to anybody what it feels like to have my naked body shoot across the world like a news flash against my will. It just makes me feel like a piece of meat that's being passed around for a profit.”

“Just because I'm a public figure, just because I'm an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. 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."

Hopefully this result gives the 26-year-old actress the closure she so deserves.

Do you think Majerczyk should've received a harsher penalty?

(Source: Vanity Fair)


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