Demi Lovato is the Latest Disney Star to be Caught up in a Nude Photo Scandal
Nude photos of Demi Lovato have officially hit the web. In Aug. 2013, Radar Online reported that the nudes were being shopped, but it wasn’t until April 5 that the pictures surfaced online.
“The cell quality photos were first obtained and posted by Egotastic on April 5 and show someone who looks very much like Lovato, 21, in bed with someone who looks very much like her boyfriend, 34-year-old actor, Wilmer Valderrama,” “The Huffington Post” reported. “Another photo also shows a woman who is alleged to be Lovato wearing leggings, and is completely topless. And while her head is not visible in the frame, her rather identifiable tattoos are completely visible.”
Although neither Lovato nor Valderama has spoken out about the photos, Lovato, who previously starred on Disney’s “Sonny With A Chance,” did post a message on Twitter, which seemed to be in response to the photo leak.
“Soy fuerte. Soy luchadora. Asi que no me subestimen,” which translates to, “I am strong. I am a fighter. Do not underestimate me.”
At the time of Radar’s original report, the site was told, “These are Demi. The collection I have show some nude, including face, some including parts of the body Demi is known for — tattoos, butt, chin. Then, I have pictures of her getting rowdy… I can guarantee you these photos are legitimately of Demi.”
Demi Lovato is just one of several former Disney stars who have gone through a scandal like this. In 2007, a nude photo of Vanessa Hudgens, who starred in “High School Musical,” hit the web. Right away, her rep spoke out on her behalf, claiming the photo was something meant for Hudgens’ personal use, and not something she intended to release to the public.
Hudgens also released a statement of her own.
“I want to apologize to my fans, whose support and trust means the world to me,” she said. “I am embarrassed over this situation and regret having ever taken these photos. I am thankful for the support of my family and friends.”
One year later, in 2008, photos of former “Cheetah Girl” Adrienne Bailon were leaked. Although she threatened to sue at the time, it was later alleged that she was in on the leak, and planned to release the photos in order to sex up her image.
In 2013, naked photos of “Suite Life of Zack and Cody” star Dylan Sprouse surfaced. A short time later, he completely owned up to the photos, tweeting, “I messed up…but I’d be a fool not to own up to it. Got to move past it I suppose.” In response to his twin’s nudes, Cole Sprouse joked, “Cold in that bathroom, huh?”Photo: Neon Tommy/Wikipedia Find Lindsay on Google+