Emma Watson threatened with nude pictures leak – Watch

Emma Watson threatened with nude pictures leak - Watch

Emma Watson has spoken out about hackers who threatened to release nude photos of the actress following her September 2014 gender equality speech at the United Nations.

She said: “A lot of people close to me knew gender equality was an issue but didn’t think it was that urgent. You know, ‘We live in Great Britain – this is a thing of the past. We’re fine. We’re good. We have got far enough.’

“When they saw that the minute I stepped up and talked about women’s rights I was immediately threatened. I mean within less than 12 hours I was receiving threats.

“I think they were really shocked and one of my brothers in particular was very upset.”

The 24-year-old actress was also the subject of a cruel prank by Rantic, a social marketing and PR agency, where the company set up a hoax website which threatened to release naked photographs of her.

Speaking in a live Facebook Q & A, she said: “There was a website set up that was threatening to release naked images of me, with like a countdown and whatever else.

“I knew it was a hoax. I knew the pictures didn’t exist.”