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Bella Thorne Reveals History With Sexual Assault

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A campaign called Time’s Up has recently been launched, in companion to the #MeToo campaign, to fight sexual harassment in the work place and ensure work environments are a safe place for any woman. The campaign took centre stage at the 2018 Golden Globe awards, where many of the women attending — including stars such as Natalie Portman and Oprah Winfrey — wore all black to symbolise the campaign.

The night also included a moving speech from Winfrey, in which she decided to bring attention to the ongoing outrage and “elevate what is happening” in the entertainment industry, but to also “extend to the women of the world” the campaign, rather than just keep it within Hollywood.

In light of this campaign, more women have chosen to speak up about their struggles with sexual harassment, one of the most recent being actress and former Disney star Bella Thorne, who has revealed her history with sexual abuse in a very candid Instagram post. Having previously stated in a tweet that she had been molested as a child, continuing to say, “the world can be a sick place sometimes,” she has recently written an in-depth Instagram post about her experience. The post was written just before the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, in which she attended the after-party.

Thorne opened up about how she was sexually abused until she was fourteen years old, expressing absolute fear of someone taking “advantage” of her until she became brave enough to lock her door, though still sitting by it out of fear “all damn night.”

In the post, she addresses how lucky she was to have survived the ordeal and for it to have stopped when it did, but also recognises those who have not been so fortunate, sending them her love and support and encouraging others to do the same.

Thorne touched many hearts with her candidness, and fans rushed with open arms to support the actress as she becomes the latest woman in the spotlight to speak up about her experiences with sexual abuse.

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Written by Niamh Parr

Aspiring writer by day. Occasional crime-fighter by night.