But now the actress is concerned that they may be leaked to the press as they are now in the hands of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. As per rumours going around, the pictures include a "sizzling" photograph of the 25-year-old actress wearing only black fishnet stockings, a garter belt and bustier that completely exposes her breasts.
It was claimed by gossip website Gawker.com that the shots will be made public "in another two weeks or so". Hathaway was so worried that the pictures might be published that she reportedly asked her older brother Michael to recover them from a hidden storage box in the Bronx, New York where Raffaello had kept some of his and Anne"s belongings.
However she was a little late in retrieving them, as the FBI investigating the businessman following his arrest for fraud and money laundering in June, had already removed the shots as they searched for evidence against Raffaello. Raffaello is rumoured to have paid a top photographer - who is believed to have copies of the shots - to take the pictures.