Hudgens in new nude snaps scandal

LONDON: Lawyers acting on behalf of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL star Vanessa Hudgens are battling to remove a series of pictures from the internet which allegedly showing the actress posing nude - because they were reportedly taken when she was underage.

Gossip websites were sent into a frenzy on Wednesday (05Aug09) when pictures appearing to show Hudgens naked leaked online.

It was unclear whether the blurry shots were of Hudgens - but celebrity blogger Perez Hilton claims they are.

Hilton alleges lawyers for Hudgens, 20, contacted him and asked him to remove the snaps from his site because the star was underage when they were taken.

This isn't the first time Hudgens has found herself at the centre of a naked photo scandal.

In 2007, pictures taken of Hudgens posing provocatively both nude and in lingerie appeared online - forcing the Disney star to issue a public apology.

A representative for Hudgens was unavailable for comment as WENN went to press.