Maisie Williams

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A girl has the right to privacy.

Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, recently became the latest celebrity to have had private photos stolen and distributed without her permission.

Vacation pics showing the 19-year-old actress sitting topless on a rock and undressing with a group of friends near an ocean were posted on her private social media account and reposted on public websites like Reddit. Her rep confirmed the photos were authentic.

"The images online were shared from Maisie's personal social media account," the rep told Page Six Wednesday. "The images are not explicit in nature, but pictures of Maisie and close friends at a spa at a recent visit in Japan."

Williams have recently traveled to the country to protest the hunting of dolphins and the usage of them in stage shows.

Many female celebs have had private photos leaked but they were mostly victims of hacking, carried out via stolen passwords.

In October, a man received an 18-year prison sentence for hacking private accounts of many female celebs, which led to the online release of nude and other photos. In 2012, another hacker was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the same reason. Both cases involved FBI investigations.

"I was just so afraid," Jennifer Lawrence, a past celebrity hacking victim, told Vanity Fair in 2014. "I didn't know how this would affect my career."

"It is not a scandal," she added. "It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It's disgusting." 

Scarlett Johansson, who has also had racy photos stolen and leaked, told CNN in 2011, "Just because you're in the spotlight or just because you're an actor or make films doesn't mean you're not entitled to your own personal privacy. No matter what the context, when that is sieged in some way it feels unjust, it feels wrong."

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