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"Twilight" Actress Ashley Greene Says Her Naked Web Photos are Illegal

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Ashley Greene attends the 102.7 KIIS-FM gifting lounge in honor of the 11th Annual Teen Choice Awards at the W Hotel, Aug 7, 2009 in Los Angeles.

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Actress Ashley Greene was recently honored as a "fresh face" at the Teen Choice Awards, but it's not her face that she's trying to cover up.

A lawyer for Greene, who starred in the vampire box-office hit movie, "Twilight," confirms that nude photos of his client have surfaced on the Internet, and he's threatening to sue anyone who publishes them.

"The photos in question, which appear to be of our client, are illegal and are being unlawfully displayed," according to a statement by the lawyer for the 22-year old actress. "Our client intends to take legal action."

Photos: Ashley Greene Nude Pics Illegal?

Famed celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton supposedly posted Greene's nude photos on his blog, according to A personal statement was issued to the blogger by Greene's attorney and was posted on Perez Hilton's Web site.

"Ms. Greene is the owner of the copyrights in these photos," reads the posted statement. "And as copyright owner, Ms. Greene owns the exclusive rights, among others, to reproduce, distribute, and to display the photos."

It's believed the pictures of Greene were taken when she was 19-years-old.

The film "Twilight" struck a vein at the Teen Choice Awards. The adolescent vampire drama dominated Sunday's ceremony with 11 wins, including choice movie drama, romance, liplock, rumble and soundtrack.

Photos: Ashley Greene Nude Pics Illegal?

Greene, who will appear in the upcoming "Twilight" sequel "New Moon," was honored in the female fresh faces category.
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