×
+the news

Articles

Lily-Rose Depp targeted by impostors on social media

Johnny Depp's model daughter Lily-Rose Depp is "constantly afraid" of hackers accessing her social media pages because she has been previously targeted by online impostors who stole her identity.

The 16 year old, whose mother is Depp's former partner Vanessa Paradis, reveals she has been using sites such as Twitter and Facebook since she was 12, but kept her accounts private.


Lily-Rose now admits she fell victim to a number of scammers who stole her identity, and it has made her more wary about online security.


"I first started using social media when I was 12 or something - not publicly, I had private accounts,' she tells LOVE magazine. "But even since then people have been pretending to be me, and my brother. It's so annoying. It's super weird. The only thing I can do is let people know that is not me.


"My biggest fear is people reading something or seeing something on one of those fake accounts and thinking that came out of my mouth, when it didn't... I would be much less stressed out without social media. I am constantly afraid of getting hacked. It's like being afraid of stepping on glass."


However, Lily-Rose is adamant social media websites are a vital tool to boost her burgeoning modeling career.


"I'm very specific about what I put out on social media about myself," she adds. "But that's also why I like social media, because it feels like the only thing that I have to control my own image...


"It is delicate being my age, and trying to do all the regular teenager stuff, and then having that in the spotlight. But I am grateful for what it brings and it is honestly a small price to pay to get to do what I want to do - I am very happy about that."