Bella Thorne reveals she was molested
Bella Thorne has revealed she was once molested after a Twitter troll questioned whether she had been.
The 20-year-old actress revealed she has been sexually abused before when a Twitter user questioned whether she had been after the 'Famous in Love' star posted a picture of herself wearing a purple outfit and said she would "f**k this suit if I could".
In response, the troll tweeted the former 'Shake It Up' star saying: "What did Disney do to this girl?! I think she was molested (sic)"
What did Disney do to this girl?! I think she was molested— POWERinTHEnameJESUS (@MusicDatum) December 8, 2017
Bella replied: "Yeah I was. So it wasn't Disney (sic)"
Yeah I was. So it wasn't Disney https://t.co/rXasG4pqov— bella thorne (@bellathorne) December 8, 2017
And she later insisted the world can be a "sick place".
She wrote: "The world can be a sick place sometimes :/ (sic)"
Following the revelation, some of Bella's pals wrote messages of support, including YouTuber Tana Mongeau.
She wrote: "my baby the bravest baddest most talented girl in the game. using her influence to spread awareness abt the hardest s**t in her life. legit incredible (sic)"
Bella's 'Famous in Love' co-star Georgie Flores also praised her "perfect" pal.
She tweeted: "You are brave & loved & perfect the way you are. I'm so sorry. & sorry that some loser who doesn't know you would write something so gross. (sic)"
Bella's boyfriend, rapper Mod Sun, also wrote: "Love u mama ur the strongest person I know <3 (sic)"
The star rose to fame partly thanks to her role as CeCe Jones in Disney show 'Shake It Up' between 2010 and 2013.
She also starred in the likes of 'Wizards of Waverly Place', and appeared in episodes of 'Entourage' and 'The O.C.' in 2006 and 2007 respectively.