Bella Thorne is joining the chorus of voices speaking out about sexual assault and harassment these past few months.
The Midnight Sun actress responded to a callous Twitter troll yesterday (December 8) by revealing that she is a survivor of molestation.
“What did Disney do to this girl?!?” the user demanded on the app in response to a sultry photo, suggesting that Thorne must have been molested in her youth.
“Yeah I was,” she quote-tweeted the user, slamming their rude assumption, “So it wasn’t Disney.”
Her tweet has racked up over 14,000 likes and her followers have been filling her feed with a swelling of love and support, thanking her for speaking out.
“You are loved and strong,” one fan wrote.
Bella did not elaborate on her experience further, simply writing: “The world can be a sick place sometimes.”
Her words serve as a powerful reminder that no one has an obligation to speak out about their assault or harassment — and that we cannot guess what people have been through, stars or otherwise.