Demi Lovato Says She Was Raped At 15 & Sexually Assaulted By Drug Dealer
The world is learning much more about Demi Lovato now that she’s been sharing intimate details of her life in her documentary. In Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, viewers find the singer candidly discussing some of her most infamous moments throughout her career, but fans weren’t expecting the 28-year-old to share that she was raped at 15-years-old and sexually assaulted by her drug dealer the evening she overdosed.
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“I lost my virginity in a rape,” Lovato revealed. “I called that person back a month later and tried to make it right by being in control and all it did was make me feel worse.” She said she “beat [herself] up” for years. “We were hooking up but I said — hey, this is not going any farther, I’m a virgin, and I don’t want to lose it this way. And that didn’t matter to them, they did it anyways. 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.”