Actor Nicholas Hoult has broken his silence over ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lawrence's nude photo scandal, branding the hacking a "shame".
The Hunger Games star was one of dozens of female celebrities targeted in the recent Hollywood hack, which led to personal naked pictures of the stars posted on the Internet.
Lawrence spoke out about the "disgusting" incident for the first time in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, dubbing it a "sex crime" and "sexual violation".
She went on to reveal the pictures were originally intended for an unnamed boyfriend, believed to be her X-Men: First Class co-star Hoult.
She said, "Every single thing that I tried to write made me cry or get angry. I started to write an apology, but I don't have anything to say I'm sorry for. I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he's going to look at you."
During a visit to TV show Good Day New York on Thursday (08Oct14), Hoult opened up about the hacking for the first time, saying, "It's shocking that things like that happen in the world. It's a shame."
Ironically, Hoult was on the show to promote his new film Young Ones alongside director Jake Paltrow, who is Gwyneth Paltrow's brother and former brother-in-law of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, who is rumored to be currently dating Lawrence.