Bella Thorne took to social media on January 7 to reveal that she endured physical and sexual abuse from the time she was a young child until age 14.
“I was sexually abused and physically growing up from the day I can remember till I was 14..when I finally had the courage to lock my door at night and sit by it. All damn night. Waiting for someone to take advantage of my life again. Over and over I waited for it to stop and finally it did,” the Disney star, 20, captioned an emotional Instagram post.
Thorne has not named her abuser, but is a vocal proponent of the #TimesUp movement to empower victims and to stop harassment and abuse in the workplace.
Image via Instagram/bellathorne