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11/10/2010 08:23 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Emma Watson Topless Photo Scandalizes Brown

Emma Watson is trying to keep her cool about an allegedly topless photo of her circulating the campus of Brown University, where she is a sophomore.

The Daily Mail reports:

The 20-year-old actress -- Hermione in the film series -- is said to be appalled that the snap, apparently of her with a towel around her waist standing by a hot tub, has been emailed between students at the prestigious Brown University.

'Emma is trying to seek out the source so she can put a stop to it,' says a friend. 'She says the picture has been faked.'

Emma's spokesman said: 'There have been a number of nude fakes over the past two months. Emma has seen them and finds them tiresome. People should know better.'

In a recent interview with Marie Claire, Watson praised her Brown classmates for their "protective" nature. "Brown has a real sense of community, and people are very protective of me," she said. "They really look out for me; they want me to feel like I'm part of it. I threw my 20th birthday party at Brown, and I didn't even have to say to anyone not to put pictures on Facebook. Not a single picture went up. That was when I knew I'd found a solid group of friends, and I felt like I belonged."