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October 7th, 2014
05:37 PM ET

Is Google liable for hacked nude pictures?

(CNN) – Is Google liable for the content it shares?

Attorney Marty Singer says potentially yes, to the tune of $100 million. Singer said he represents several female celebrities whose personal pictures were stolen in late August and shared on Google.

"You do nothing - nothing but collect millions of dollars in advertising revenue from your co-conspirator advertising partners as you seek to capitalize on this scandal rather than quash it," Singer wrote in a letter to Google.

Today, Academy Award-winning movie star Jennifer Lawrence is leading the charge against hackers.

Not only was the hacking a violation, its a crime, Lawrence told Vanity Fair magazine. It is the first time she's talked publicly about the hacking since it happened in late August.

"it is not a scandal. It is a sex crime," Lawrence told the monthly magazine. "Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody's mind is to make a profit from it. It's so beyond me."

CNN's senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin weighs in on the legal issues at play in the video above.

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