Demi Lovato revealed that she was sexually assaulted as a teenager.
According to TMZ, the singer opens up about the encounter in her new documentary, Dancing With The Devil, which premiered Tuesday (March 16th) at SXSW. She says in the film, “I lost my virginity in a rape.”
The film implies that she was 15 at the time. She said of the assault, “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.”
Lovato claims she developed a serious eating disorder to deal with the trauma.
Dancing with the Devil premieres March 23rd on YouTube TV. She announced on social media that her new song “Dancing With The Devil,” as heard in the documentary trailer, will officially be released on March 26th.