We were surprised when Bella Thorne revealed that she was sexually abused as a child. She also shared that it was continued till the age of 14, after 20 years her decision to tell about her truth in 2018 Golden Globes is very obvious. Where many stars wore black in support of the Time’s Up movement, a campaign to bring about real change in the industry and beyond concerning sexual harassment and sexual assault.Thorne made her comments hours before dozens of stars are expected to wear black on the red carpet at the 2018 Golden Globe to show their support behind the Time’s Up fundraising campaign to fight misconduct, which was launched amid sexual assault and harassment allegations made against producer Harvey Weinstein and a growing list of other powerful men in and outside of Hollywood.
She captioned a photo of herself out in show:
“I was sexually abused and physically growing up from the day I can remember till I was 14 years old”.
“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”.Time’s Up Movement
Unless you have been on deserted island somewhere, you know that the end of 2017 was marked by victim after victim of sexual harassment and assault in the industry which brought about the decision to form group like Time’s Up. It will advocate for women and women rights concerning this type of misconduct.
To make this program effective several powerful celebrities brought social and racial justice advocates to the award show as their dates. Some also took the opportunity to speak up about the injustices they are seeing like Natalie Portman (36 years old), calling out the Golden Globes for not nominating any women in the best director category. Bella Thorne is sharing her solidarity with the women of the Time’s Up campaign by revealing her own story of abuse.
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
While Thorne is not attending the awards ceremony, she did announce on her Instagram story that she plans on wearing black today. “Time’s up, b**ch!” she declared. Time’s Up is a campaign fundraiser that is raising money for the Legal Defense Fund, a charitable organization that helps victims to find legal representation.
On this occasion Oprah Winfarey is awarded by Cecil B. DeMille. She dedicates this to victim of sexual abuse and becoming the first black woman to achieve this award. This award is given for the outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.