ITALY-CINEMA-VENICE-FILM-FESTIVAL-MOSTRAJennifer Lawrence said the hacking was "so unbelievably violating" she's still processing it.

The Oscar-winning actress just recorded an episode of The Hollywood Reporter's "Awards Chatter" podcast, going through her career highs and lows to date. A massive low on a personal level was the August 2014 Apple iCloud breach, with hackers posting private photos of many celebrities. The hacking included nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence.

Here's Lawrence's recollection of that "sex crime" nightmare:

"When I first found out it was happening, my security reached out to me. It was happening minute-to-minute — it was almost like a ransom situation where they were releasing new ones every hour or so. And, I don't know, I feel like I got gang-banged by the f*cking planet — like, there's not one person in the world that is not capable of seeing these intimate photos of me. You can just be at a barbecue and somebody can just pull them up on their phone. That was a really impossible thing to process."

Lawrence also revealed why she decided not to sue:

"A lot of women were affected, and a lot of them reached out to me about suing Apple or suing [others] — and none of that was gonna really bring me peace, none of that was gonna bring my nude body back to me and Nic [Lawrence's former boyfriend Nicholas Hoult], the person that they were intended for. It wasn't gonna bring any of that back. So I wasn't interested in suing everybody; I was just interested in healing."

The hacking wasn't just infuriating, it also left Lawrence feeling shame and guilt. She's Katniss. "The Hunger Games" fans look up to her. It sounds like she felt she let them down:

"I think, like, a year and a half ago, somebody said something to me about how I was 'a good role model for girls,' and I had to go into the bathroom and sob because I felt like an imposter — I felt like, 'I can't believe somebody still feels that way after what happened.' It's so many different things to process when you've been violated like that."

She's not an impostor. She's not a saint, either, she's an actress and a human being who is allowed to take any dang photos she wants. The pics were supposed to be private, like everyone else's private life. But there were people shaming her for ever even taking those photos, while also looking at those photos themselves. If there's shame to go around, it shouldn't be at Lawrence's doorstep.

Listen to her whole podcast interview. The "mother!" star's next film, "Red Sparrow," opens March 2nd, 2018.

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