Bella Thorne says she was sexually abused until the age of 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", she wrote in an Instagram post.

She said the abuse only stopped when she finally able to literally close the door to her unnamed abuser.

"I'm really proud of all you guys".

'Please today stand up for every soul Mistreated.

She was referencing the newly launched Time's Up Legal Defense Fund, created by the National Women's Law Center, which will help women and men pursue sexual harassment cases stemming from the workplace.

Prior to her shocking tweet in December, back in September, Thorne shared an unretouched photo of herself from her shoot with GQ Mexico, hoping to inspire body positivity and demolish stereotypes of ideal celebrity bodies.

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In another video, Bella tearfully encouraged her fans to "stay strong".

In December, Thorne implied in a tweet that she had been molested. Regardless of what you think about Bella, you have to admit she is one courageous young woman who is using her celebrity platform the right way this week. Though the Latina did not elaborate on the incident she did tweet, "The world can be a sick place sometimes".

"Yeah I was. So it wasn't Disney", Thorne replied. "So it wasn't Disney". The stories are intense and are things that no child should ever have to face, but Thorne has allowed a way of public catharsis for everybody to get a dialogue going and setting up a support system for each other.

The 20-year-old, who starred in the Disney Channel series "Shake It Up", got some backlash from followers, who accused of her of posing for too many sexy selfies.

"We were about to live physically on the street if I didn't have that role", she told podcast host Josh Horowitz.

"That may not sound like a big deal to everybody, but when you're a single mom raising four kids with debt and you have nothing to your name, it's f--ing s--ty".