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Bella Thorne says she was sexually and physically abused growing up

Bella Thorne says she was sexually and physically abused growing up

Actress Bella Thorne took to Instagram to share her story of childhood sexual abuse.

The actress wrote she was sexually and physically abused growing up.

The abuse last from ‘the day I can remember till I was 14.’

Her entire Instagram post reads: ‘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. But some of us aren’t as lucky to get out alive. Please today stand up for every soul Mistreated. #timesup’

Thorne shared her story as part of the Times Up movement that is taking over Hollywood.

The campaign is fighting against sexual harassment.

300 female actresses, agents, writers, directors, producers and entertainment executives formed the initiative which was announced on 1 January.

Thorne also tweeted: ‘I never knew what was right or wrong growing up..I didn’t know the person sneaking into my bed room at night was a bad person.’

Bella explained in her Instagram posted: 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. But some of us aren't as lucky to get out alive. Please today stand up for every soul Mistreated. #timesup
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. But some of us aren’t as lucky to get out alive. Please today stand up for every soul Mistreated. #timesup | Photo: bellathorne Instagram