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Bella Thorne says she was sexually abused as a child

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About a month ago, someone tweeted at former Shake It Up star Bella Thorne with an accusation that her work with Disney had somehow negatively impacted her life, adding “I think she was molested.” Thorne responded, saying that she had been molested but that it didn’t have anything to do with Disney.

Now, as reported by E! News, Thorne has opened up about this a bit more on her Instagram page, saying she was “sexually abused and physically” as a child, right up until she was 14. She says the abuse ended when she “finally had the courage” to lock her door at night and just sit by it all night, saying she was, “waiting for someone to take advantage of my life again.” She ends her post by saying that her abuse eventually stopped, “but some of us aren’t as lucky to get out alive.” She also added “#TimesUp,” showing her support for the new anti-harassment initiative a number of women in Hollywood have launched to combat abuse in the workplace.


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