Demi Lovato is opening up about some very dark chapters from her past. The chart topper says that she was not only sexually assaulted by her drug dealer on the night that she overdosed, but also said she was raped as a teenager. Here’s what she has to say.
In her new docuseries, Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, the star claims that one the night of her near-fatal overdose back in 2018, her drug dealer sexually assaulted her. She was given heroin laced with fentanyl and the dealer “ended up getting her really high and leaving her for dead.”
Demi Lovato Says She Was Sexually Assaulted By Her Drug Dealer
“I didn’t just overdose. I was taken advantage of,” she says in the docuseries. “When they found me, I was naked, blue. I was literally left for dead after he took advantage of me.”
Demi says that when she woke up in a hospital, medical professionals asked her whether she’d had consensual sex.
“There was one flash that I had of him on top of me. I saw that flash and I said ‘Yes,'” the pop star said. “It wasn’t until a month after the overdose that I realized, ‘You weren’t in any state of mind to make a consensual decision.'”
Unfortunately, the alleged encounter with the drug dealer wasn’t Demi Lovato’s first non-consensual sexual incident, the star says.
“When I was a teenager, I was in a very similar situation,” she reveals in the docuseries. “I lost my virginity in a rape.”
Demi, however, clarifies that she and her attacker were “hooking up” at the same, but she made it clear that she wasn’t ready to have sex.
“I was part of that Disney crowd that publicly said they were waiting until marriage. I didn’t have the romantic first time,” she shares. “That was not it for me — that sucked. Then I had to see this person all the time so I stopped eating and coped in other ways.”
She continued, “Both times were textbook trauma re-enactments, and I really beat myself up for years which is why I had a really hard time coming to terms with the fact it was a rape when it happened.”
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