Demi Lovato is sharing a very personal revelation.
The 28-year-old “Sorry Not Sorry” singer opened up in her new docu-series Dancing With the Devil, which debuted Tuesday (March 23) on YouTube.
During the documentary, she spoke about an alleged sexual assault in 2018 by her drug dealer prior to her near-deadly overdose.
“What people don’t realize about that night for me is that I didn’t just overdose, I also was taken advantage of. When they found me, I was naked. I was blue. I was literally left for dead after he took advantage of me,” she explained.
“It actually wasn’t until maybe a month after my overdose that I realized, ‘Hey, you weren’t in any state of mind to make a consensual decision.’ That kind of trauma doesn’t go away overnight.
She then discussed her experience as a teen.
“When I was a teenager, I was in a very similar situation. I lost my virginity in a rape. I called that person back a month later and tried to make it right by being in control and all it did was just make me feel worse,” she revealed.
She did not reveal his identity, but said she and the young actor were “hooking up” at the time.
“But I said, ‘Hey, this is not going any further. 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.”
She also said she had to see the actor “all the time” after the alleged rape.
“F–k it, I’m just going to say it. My ‘Me Too’ story is me telling somebody that someone did this to me and they never got in trouble for it. They never got taken out of the movie they were in. But I’ve just kept it quiet because I’ve always had something to say and it’s like, I don’t know. I’m tired of opening my mouth. So there’s the tea,” she said.
She recently elaborated on her decision not to be fully sober.