Nicholas Hoult opens up about photo hacking scandal Oct 10th 2014 3:01PM Nicholas Hoult, the ex-boyfriend of Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, is finally commenting on the nude celebrity photo hacking scandal that's plagued so many in Hollywood -- the brunt of which fell on Lawrence. SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: (L-R) Actor Nicholas Hoult, actress Jennifer Lawrence and actor Michael Fassbender speak at the 20th Century Fox 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' panel during Comic-Con International 2013 at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) The on-again, off-again couple started dating in 2011 and separated just recently. The actress, who was hit the hardest by the nude photo hack, revealed recently that the photos leaked were for Hoult's eyes only. The Academy Award winner sat down with Vanity Fair telling the magazine the hack wasn't a scandal, it was a 'sex crime' -- and it was 'disgusting' -- saying: "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." Hoult was asked about the photo leak on Good Day New York while promoting his upcoming film 'Young Ones.' The exchange was visibly uncomfortable for Hoult and the director of the film, Jake Paltrow. After shifting in his chair he said, "It's shocking that things like that happen in the world. It's a shame." In the November issue of Vanity Fair Lawrence says things need to change: "The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That's why these websites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody's mind is to make a profit from it. It's so beyond me. I just can't imagine being that detached from humanity."