Bella Thorne says she was sexually, physical abused as a child

Bella Thorne says she was sexually, physical abused as a child
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Actress Bella Thorne has publicly revealed she was sexually and physically abused as a child.

The former Shake It Up star said the abuse happened "from the day I can remember until I was 14... when I finally had the courage to lock my door at night and sit by it".

In a post to her 17 million Instagram followers, she said: "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."

She posted that message on the same day of Golden Globes, which saw an outpouring of support for sexual abuse survivors, as dozens of celebrities dressed in black to support the 'Time's Up' movement.

Thorne also shared an emotional message to her followers through her Instagram story.

"I'm on Twitter reading about all the people sharing your sexual abuse stories with me from mine and I just want to say I'm really proud of all you guys," she said.

"Stay strong. Peace. I love you guys."

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