Byline By- Vinayak Heliwal
American singer-songwriter Demi Lovato’s new docuseries saw the Disney Star opening up about her past experiences more than ever before especially a sexual assault by her drug dealer.
Demi Lovato: Dancing with the devil, a series from the YouTube originals centres on Lovato’s notorious 2018 overdose scandal that caused her brain damage and partial blindness.
According to People’s Magazine the 28-year-old star opened up about her past at the four-part series ‘Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil ‘ series which premiered on Tuesday at the SXSW Film Festival.
The ‘Heart Attack’ ,songstress said in the film about the July 2018 night during which she said she almost died, ” I didn’t overdose. I was taken advantage of .”
I know what I’m about to say is going to shock people too. But when I was a teenager, I was in a very similar situation – I lost my virginity in a rape,” says Lovato.
While acknowledging that she and her alleged attacker had been hooking up at that time, Lovato said she had made clear that she hadn’t been ‘ready to lose her virginity.
Lovato said, “I was part of that Disney crowd that publicly said they were waiting until marriage. I didn’t have romance first time. That was not for me — that sucked. Then I had to see this person all the time so I stopped eating and coped in other ways.” The songstress then said, ” I’m gonna say it,” and shared what had happened to me. However, her alleged attacker “never got in trouble for it.”
“They never got taken out of the movie they were in. I always kept it quiet because I’ve always had something to say. I don’t know, I’m tired of opening my mouth,” she said. After her two sexual assault experiences, Lovato attempted to “take control” by getting in contact with her abusers to do it “her way.”
She said about her teenage assault on her, “I called that person back a month later and tried to make it right by being in control. All it did was make me feel worse.” “Both times were textbook trauma re-enactments, and I 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,” she said elsewhere.
As per the People Magazine, ‘Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil’ will premier on YouTube on March 23.