Demi Lovato says speaking about being raped as a teen was liberating and empowering

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Demi Lovato attends the OBB Premiere Event for YouTube Originals Docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil at The Beverly Hilton on March 22, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for OBB Media)
Demi Lovato attends the OBB Premiere Event for YouTube Originals Docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil at The Beverly Hilton on March 22, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for OBB Media)

The 'Confident' hitmaker says speaking about losing her virginity in a devastating rape at the tender age of 15 was empowering, and she hopes her frankness will help other people struggling too.

She makes the revelation as part of her YouTube Originals Docuseries 'Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil'.

Speaking to People Magazine, Demi said that having put herself in front of the camera and knowing that people have seen it was freeing, empowering and liberating.

"And it really lets that anger that was inside of me dissolve. I had let go of a lot of the anger beforehand, but this was kind of just the final send-off, like, okay, I can really heal from this now," Demi said.

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She continued to say that she had let go of the anger beforehand, but this was the final send-off that allowed her to heal.

She adds that sexual abuse is something that people feel is taboo to talk about or come forward about, but she wants to show that you can open up about it, and it's okay.

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