Bella Thorne's Fear of Retribution for Sharing Her Sexual Abuse Story Says a Lot About Hollywood 

Whitney Kimball 03/11/2018. 22 comments
Sexual Assault Sexual Abuse Bella Thorne

In January, actor and singer Bella Thorne shared on social media that she had been sexually abused throughout her childhood. She wrote on Instagram:

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

And now in an interview with Tom Ward, she says that one of her first impulses was to call her manager and ask “Is it bad?” God this business is punishing.

Also yuck, this was such an obvious get for Tom Ward, whose thinly-veiled questions include whether she’s “run into” #MeToo in her life or whether she’s been “pretty safe.”


Conflicting speculation about Rick Ross has been flying around since TMZ reported that he was hospitalized early Thursday morning, possibly due to pneumonia or a heart attack. TMZ reported that he was on a machine to oxygenate his blood, though Fat Trel and several others says he’s “good” and was never on life support.

Friends send prayers.


Kylie Jenner shares a photo with her baby. “My angel baby is 1 month old today,” she captions it.

Naturally, the internet is furious. How is she changing poopie diapers with two-inch nails?!?


I don’t watch The Voice primarily because of Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, 1) because they are mainstays while woman judges rotate around them, and 2) because both cry out “that guy,” in nuanced, different ways. Blake Shelton, self-ordained King of Heterosexuals; Adam Levine, world’s most likely carrier of “F.B.I., Female Body Inspector” badge.

So I am thrilled to learn that the feud is ongoing!

Levine reportedly called Shelton a “manipulate bastard.” Diss!

From a cursory google search, Shelton called Levine a “douche” in 2014. Giddyup!


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