“Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson says the threat to leak her alleged nude photos immediately after her last year UN speech on feminism did not dampen her spirits and made her more passionate for the cause.
“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.” she said during a live Facebook Q & A about gender equality.
“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.”
The actress said the threat made her angry. “I was raging, it made me so angry that I was like, ‘This is why I have to be doing this’… If they were trying to put me off it, it did the opposite.