Bella Thorne Opens Up About Her Sexual Assault On Twitter

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.

Yeah I was. So it wasn't Disney

— BITCHIMBELLATHORNE (@bellathorne) December 8, 2017

You are brave for letting the world know. You are loved and strong. Also, keep doing you cuz i love watching your insta stories. We need more love and positivity in this world and you bring it.

— Jenny M. Portillo (@jennymportillo) December 8, 2017

Bella did not elaborate on her experience further, simply writing: “The world can be a sick place sometimes.”

The world can be a sick place sometimes :/

— BITCHIMBELLATHORNE (@bellathorne) December 8, 2017

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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