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Scarlett Johansson Speaks on Leaked Nude Photos

by 6:56 AM PDT, September 29, 2011
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Scarlett Johansson is speaking out for the first time on nude pictures of her leaked on the Internet and says she should have the same right to privacy as anyone else. 

Speaking in an interview with CNN's David McKenzie, Johansson said she doesn't believe celebrity status gives others the right to publish personal data: "Who doesn't want to protect their own privacy? Just because you're an actor or make films or whatever doesn't mean you're not entitled to your own personal privacy. If that is sieged in some way, it feels unjust. It feels wrong."

Nude photos of the The Avengers star were distributed on various celebrity websites earlier this month after they were allegedly taken from her mobile phone by hackers. Johansson -- who has never appeared fully nude in any of her films -- reportedly called in the FBI to help get to the bottom of the intrusion.

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"It's an adjustment, but I think there are certain instances where you give a lot of yourself, and finally you have to kind of put your foot down and say, 'Oh wait, I'm taking it back,'" Johansson said.

The actress spoke to CNN in Nairobi, Kenya, following a visit to the humanitarian group Oxfam to get an update on the drought and famine now hitting the Horn of Africa. She made the trip in a bid to highlight the current depth of human suffering in the region in her role as an ambassador for Oxfam.

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