Bella Thorne Opens Up About Her Sexual Assault On Twitter


(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics’ Choice Awards )

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.

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