Supporting the #TimesUp movement, Bella Thorne spoke out about her experience.
"I didn't know the person sneaking into my bedroom at night was a bad person,"
The 20-year-old took to Instagram to share her story.
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
A post shared by BELLA (@bellathorne) onFans are standing solidarity with the actress.
You're very strong and amazing for sharing some of your stories. I need you to know that what you say and share is important. I was sexually assaulted and abused growing up and knowing what someone I look up to has gone through it also makes me feel less alone.— sammi stover (@sammi_jean13) January 8, 2018
You are so strong Bella, I really admire you a lot, you are my hero when inspiring so that nobody stays is silence, love you💜 https://t.co/AG0QgyrvL2— gguadalupe 🦋 (@Guada_1992_) January 8, 2018
My heart goes out to Bella Thorne and I hope that she will find peace. That's why I support the #TIMESUP movement. Abuse of women and children must not and cannot be tolerated in any society.— Robin Byrd (@RobinByrd3) January 8, 2018
Oh Bella, you've had to overcome so many obstacles in your childhood and still managed to be such a success at such a young age. I'm unbelievably proud of you, the place you are in life rn and your career. Keep striving for greatness and know that you are loved. https://t.co/4UaNueFIEO— kylee (@KyleeLeitz) January 7, 2018