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Actor Bella Thorne Speaks Out About Being Sexually Abused as a Child

From TIME - January 8, 2018

Bella Thorne is opening up more about suffering sexual abuse as a child.

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, the Disney star, 20, captioned an emotional Instagram post on Sunday.

But some of us arent as lucky to get out alive, added Thorne, who has not named her alleged abuser. Please today stand up for every soul Mistreated. #timesup.

On Twitter, she elaborated, writing: I never knew what was right or wrong growing up..I didnt know the person sneaking into my bed room at night was a bad person. #timesup

https://twitter.com/bellathorne/status/950122401274019840

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