However, Lovato also details an alleged sexual assault she experienced when she was 15 - something that she has never publicly discussed. In opening up about the alleged assault, Lovato admits that she has not spoken up before as it has taken her years to process the trauma, and to understand exactly what happened to her. And I internalized it and I told myself it was my fault because I still went in the room with him. I still hooked up with him. At the time, Lovato was part of the crowd of Disney stars who pledged to wait to have sex until marriage and wore purity rings, including the Jonas Brothers.
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That interview happened when she was filming her documentary Staying Strong , a film that followed her progress after rehab treatment for depression, eating disorders and self-harm. While she was out on the post-rehab promotional trail, she says that she was either on drugs or looking for drugs, all the while faking drug tests. She was As the conversation around sexual harassment is getting louder and clearer in Hollywood, the way in which child stars are built up at such a young age and exposed to every single high imaginable — popularity, success, money, sex and drugs — needs to be properly addressed. The documentary could have delved further into the pitfalls of childhood fame, but it gives a greater understanding to the way in which addiction can be concealed. Nothing is downplayed and Lovato owns up to her own actions. She suddenly becomes close to a man in his 80s, who is known to love younger women.
Demi Lovato says she was raped as a teenager in new documentary
Content note: this post contains discussion of eating disorders, sexual assault, and substance use disorder. Please see hotline numbers below. Demi Lovato has been open about her mental health struggles through the years.
By Ellise Shafer. However, Lovato also details an alleged sexual assault she experienced when she was 15 — something that she has never publicly discussed. In opening up about the alleged assault, Lovato admits that she has not spoken up before as it has taken her years to process the trauma, and to understand exactly what happened to her.