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Bella Thorne reveals she was sexually abused till 14

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Hollywood actress Bella Thorne has joined the long list of actresses speaking about their horrifying experience in the industry and revealed that she sexually abused as a child.

The 20-year-old actress wrote in a photo caption on Instagram that she was “mistreated” at an early age. The actress doesn’t name her alleged abuser, but writes that the abuse stopped when she was 14.

Alongside a photo of herself bundled up in a jacket, she wrote, “I was sexually abused and physically growing up from the day I can remember till I was 14, when I finally had the courage to lock my door at night and sit by it. All damn night. Waiting for someone to take advantage of my life again. Over and over I waited for it to stop and finally it did.”

“But some of us aren’t as lucky to get out alive. Please today stand up for every soul Mistreated,” she added.

She finished her post with the hashtag #TimesUp.

Her fans shared the message on various social media accounts and came out in full-support of her. Thorne thanked her fans for their support after she revealed that she was molested throughout her childhood.

The former Disney star posted a tearful video to Instagram, in which she haltingly encouraged those fans sharing their own stories, telling them, “I’m so proud of you guys.”

Bella added, “Stay strong. Peace. I love you guys.”

Thorne is the latest actress to co-sign the #TimesUp initiative, an action plan and legal defense fund that promotes gender and racial parity across all industries.

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NC leader Regmi passes away

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KATHMANDU— Nepali Congress leader Keshab Regmi, who contributed to restoring democracy in 1990, has passed away on Thursday night.

Regmi, who was suffering from respiratory problems for long, died at his residence in Gongabu in Kathmandu. Regmi, who also served as secretary of NC, Kaski, played an important role in establishing Nepal Students’ Union, the student wing of the NC.

He was also sent to jail five times for fighting to restore democracy. He is survived by two wives.

His last rites were conducted at Pashupati Aryaghat today itself. People from various walks of life and NC leaders attended his funeral rite.

On the occasion, NC President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel and General Secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala paid tribute to Regmi by draping his body in the party flag.

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