Bella Thorne Thanks Fans After Speaking Out About Being Sexually Abused
The former Disney star is speaking out in support of the Time's Up campaign.
The former Disney star broke down in tears in an Instagram video as she encouraged those who have shared their own stories to: "stay strong."
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Bella's video came after she posted a message, revealing: "I was sexually abused and physically growing up from the day I can remember till I was 14."
She continued: "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. But some of us aren't as lucky to get out alive. Please today stand up for every soul Mistreated. #timesup."
Bella received an outpour of support following the revelation, with many fans feeling compelled to share their stories with her.
"On Twitter I'm reading about all the people sharing their sexual abuse stories with me, from mine, and I just wanna say, I'm really proud of all you guys. It's such a... I'm really proud. Stay strong. Peace, I love you guys," she told her fans in the Instagram video.
Bella's message comes in support of the Time's Up campaign and follows the huge amount of support for abused women at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.
This is the first time Bella has spoken in detail about her abuse, and we have to commend the bravery of her and everyone else going through a similar situation. Take a look at the Time's Up website to find out more about the campaign.