Scarlett Johansson is target of nude photo scandal
At least two photos of a naked woman resembling Scarlett Johansson have surfaced online and the FBI is investigating the matter.
The 26-year-old actress' spokesperson had no immediate comment about the pictures. The photos may have been stolen and sent from Johansson's cell phone, Fox News reported, adding: "The FBI is aware of the alleged hacking incident and is looking into it."
The news comes amid the recent release of the trailer for the actress' new film, "We Bought a Zoo." (see video below)
The nude photos, which appear on websites such as Perez Hilton.com, appear to have been taken by the woman seen in them. She is seen looking into the camera while lying on her back and also poses in front of a mirror.
Other reported victims of hackers include Christina Aguilera, Jessica Alba, Miley Cyrus, Ali Larter and Disney Channel stars Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, People magazine said.
"Gossip Girl" actress Blake Lively was also the target of a nude photo scandal in May. Pictures featuring a naked woman who resembled the actress appeared online weeks before the release of her new film "Green Lantern," which stars Johansson's ex-husband Ryan Reynolds.
Lively's spokesperson said the pictures were fake. Actress Reese Witherspoon and host Jason Sudeikis joked about the scandal at the MTV Movie Awards in June.
Also earlier this year, a fresh batch of nude photos of actress Vanessa Hudgens also surfaced online. Her attorney said the actress was very upset about the leak. The former star of Disney's "High School Musical" franchise had apologized to her young fans in 2007 after a first group of naked pictures of her hit the Internet.
Johansson was named GQ's "Babe of the Year" in 2010 and is known for films such as "Lost in Translation," "He's Just Not That Into You" and "Iron Man 2,' which saw her playing the Black Widow. She reprises her role in the 2012 film "The Avengers."
"We Bought a Zoo" is Johansson's latest movie and is slated for release on December 23. The film is based on a memoir by Benjamin Mee and tells of a family man, played by Matt Damon, who buys a zoo and aims to renovate it following the death of his wife. Johansson portrays his girlfriend.
The movie also features "Super 8" actress Elle Fanning and Patrick Fugit, who also starred in Crowe's hit 2000 movie "Almost Famous." Check out the film's trailer below.