Emma Watson is the latest high-profile celebrity to drop out of college because of career demands. Could a nude photo scandal last Fall have something to do with it?
Watson had a rough go of it from classmates during the Fall semester. Soon after she returned to classes, a photograph circulated around campus via email that showed Watson topless standing next to a hot tub. It turns out the photo was fake, but the damage was done. Her highly coveted privacy was shattered.
Watson let it be known she was pissed, and there were reports of possible legal repercussions and disciplinary action by the school. But nothing to date appears to have happened, and the photo has been widely debunked.
Watson who gained fame and a sizable bank account from her starring role in the
“Harry Potter” film series, made the announcement that she was leaving Brown University on her Web site this morning. “As you know, I love Brown and I love studying pretty much more than anything, but recently I’ve had so much to juggle that being a student AND fulfilling my other commitments has become a little impossible,” she wrote.
“I’ve decided to take a bit of time off to completely finish my work on Harry Potter (the last one comes out this summer) and to focus on my other professional and acting projects. “I will still be working towards my degree… it’s just going to take me a semester or two longer than I thought.”