Bella Thorne was hacked and a stranger leaked her nudes online… without any consent or permission.
Read on to find out how this Hollywood beauty fought against this violation…
Online hackers can gain access to our most private and intimate details, ranging from bank details and text messages to those private images intended for one set of eyes only.
The hacking of intimate images has been a recurring issue for millions of women worldwide, many of these women being celebrities with a huge following.
Kim had private footage of herself and her then-boyfriend, Ray J, hacked into and leaked back in 2003.
The leaking of this video quickly became viral content and lead to Kim rocketing into the limelight.
The leaking of personal content is absolutely barbaric and can affect peoples lives massively.
Yet it still continues to happen.
The twenty-one-year-old Florida-born actress/model is the most recent lady of Hollywood to have become a victim of hacking.
Bella, who was once well known for her role in Disney’s Shake It Up, never holds back online and treats her fans to some absolute golden content on her Instagram and Twitter pages.
Bella has become an author, writing a book which consists of a collection of her favorite poems that chronicle her own personal struggles, relationships, and wild-child lifestyle.
Bella has previously opened up about her turbulent childhood, which included years of bullying after being diagnosed with dyslexia.
She recently stated that she had been abused from a young age until the age of fourteen, but refused to reveal who her abuser was.
Bella took to Twitter a few days ago to express her anger at the individual, who is unknown as of now, who hacked into her personal files.
She stated: “F*ck u and the power u think you have over me. I’m gonna write about this in my next book.”
Rather than having the world see her images as a consequence of a leak, she put her foot down and simply uploaded them herself.
Bella is a prime example of a woman reclaiming her power after a feeble attempt to take it away.
Bella attached a screenshot of a note that she had made on her iPhone, which stated:
“Yesterday as u all know my sh*t was hacked… I have felt threatened with my own [clothes-less photos], I feel gross, I feel watched, I feel someone has taken something from me… he has sent me multiple [clothes-less] photos of other celebs, he won’t stop with me or them he will just keep going.”
The fact that this hacker had been taunting Bella with these images, and also with images of other celebrities, shows that they have done this before.
She went on to say: “Far too long I let a man take advantage of me over and over and I’m f*cking sick of it, I’m putting this out because its my decision now u don’t get to take yet another thing from me.”
She said blatantly: “Here’s the photos he’s been threatening me with, in other words, here’s my boobies.”
Bella is currently at war with her ex-boyfriend, Mod Sun, after they ended their 2-year relationship recently.
Some fans have speculated that Bella was referencing her ex-lover in her Twitter rant, but this hasn’t been confirmed.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Bella stated that she believes that her attacker is just a juvenile who has made a poor choice.
“This kid sounds like he’s 17, as much as I’m so angry and wanted to f*ck him up over doing this to people I just wanted to teach him a lesson. He’s still a kid and we make mistakes, this mistake is a bad one. But I don’t want some 17-year-old’s whole life ruined because he wasn’t thinking straight and [was] being a dumbass.”
The actress went on to say:
“Plus, he’s obviously smart so if he got on the right side of the tracks he could actually possibly help our community and be an alliance. You can’t always tear someone down for their bad sides but more so build up their good sides.”
Bella has proven to the world that women have nothing at all to be ashamed of when it comes to their intimate pictures and that they can do what they choose with their bodies.
Bella’s outcry has triggered a tsunami of support and women are speaking out about their experiences of this type of harassment.
These women are demonstrating that this form of harassment is not acceptable and can even come with criminal charges against those who have violated these individuals.
Our bodies are our own property and it is only us who gets to decide what happens to them.
If we want to take selfies, then so be it! We should be allowed to love ourselves in any way we chose to, regardless of gender or any other factor. And most importantly, we should be able to express ourselves without the fear of those sick and twisted individuals gaining access to our private files and exploiting them online.
As Bella proved, nobody deserves to take a single thing from us. Period.