Bella Thorne Tearfully Tells Fans to 'Stay Strong' After Revealing She Was Sexually Abused
"I'm really proud of all you guys," Bella Thorne said in an emotional video
The actress, 20, shared an emotional video on her Instagram Story Monday, expressing her appreciation for the messages and comments she’s received after detailing her childhood trauma.
“Reading about all the people sharing your sexual abuse stories with me from mine and I just want to say I’m really proud of all you guys,” Thorne said.
“I’m really proud. Stay strong. Peace. I love you guys,” she added.
To donate to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which will provide subsidized legal support to women and men in all industries who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace, visit its GoFundMe page. Learn more about Time’s Up, an organization of women in entertainment combating sexual harassment and inequality, on its website.
Thorne opened up more about suffering sexual abuse as a child on Instagram Sunday, the same day as the 75th Golden Globe Awards, where many attendees wore black in support of the Time’s Up movement, which focuses on combatting discrimination, harassment and abuse in the workplace.
“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,” she wrote in the caption.
Thorne, who did not name her alleged abuser, concluded her post, “But some of us aren’t as lucky to get out alive. Please today stand up for every soul Mistreated. #timesup.”