Published June 15, 2011
Lively's reps were quick to cry foul, claiming the pictures were not Lively, and publicly threatening legal action against any outlet who published the pictures and implied that they were her.
“The photos of Blake Lively which have just surfaced on various Web sites ... are 100 percent fake,” Lively’s rep said in a statement. “Blake will pursue legal action against the publication which initially published these photographs and any other outlets that republish them in any manner.”
But so far, only one site we contacted said they had been approached by Lively's legal team, and the snapshots remain published on numerous websites.
Perez Hilton indicated that he removed the first set of photos per an attorney's request, but a second set of photos – released by the purported hackers after Lively’s rep sent the threatening statement – still remain on the gossip blogger’s over-18 site.
Gawker.com told Pop Tarts they have had no pressure put on them to have the pictures taken down.
“We haven't heard from Lively or her representatives since publishing the photos. Nor have we haven't received any requests by Lively or anyone else to take them down,” said Remy Stern, editor-in-chief of Gawker.com.
Jim McBride, aka "Mr. Skin," posted the pictures on his website's blog, where they remain, and hopes this is just the beginning.
"At first sight, I thought the pics were real. Then I had my Skin Lab technicians confirm it by comparing moles and body shaping and such," McBride said. "I just hope that this is our skintroduction to many more Blake Lively nudes to come."
Barstool Sports, another site hosting the hyped pictures, also told us they hadn't heard from Lively's people since posting the pics.
A rep for Lively did not respond to our latest request for comment.
California defense attorney David Wohl said that if Lively doesn’t pursue legal action, then chances are the body-baring pics will stay.
"If she doesn't sue at all, the pictures will stay put on the various websites, unless, that is, the owners of those sites develop a conscience and agree to requests to remove them," Wohl told FOX411's Pop Tarts. "Believe it or not sometimes that works, but Blake shouldn't hold her breath."
Interestlingly, the “Gossip Girl” can sue irrespective of whether the snaps are her or not.
"If they are Blake, than she can sue for invasion of privacy, negligent infliction of emotional distress and misappropriation of her image for monetary gain," Wohl continued. "If they are not her, you can add libel to that lawsuit, along with the rest of the causes of action. In either case, she would seek an injunction demanding removal of the pics and preventing further publication."
Despite the controversy, the 23-year-old actress – who has also hit headlines lately with her new romance with Oscar-nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio – hasn’t shied away from plugging her upcoming superhero flick, “The Green Lantern.”
“It was such a great honor to step into a film about a comic that has been around and been beloved by so many generations of fans. To step into this film was exciting but daunting, you have a lot of people that you want to make proud,” Lively told FOXNews.com. “You don’t want these characters fans love being destroyed by us… we want to do it justice.”
And at least when it comes to her on-screen ventures, the young star isn’t afraid to take risks and be a bad girl.
“I would be thrilled to get to do more stunts and to get to be a villain," Lively said. "That would be a lot of fun."