TikTok star Loren Grey opened up about being sexually abused on the age of 13 in a heartbreaking submit on Friday, Could 1.
“I need to let you know my actual story,” the 18-year-old wrote in a submit captioned, “TW. After I say you’ve got helped me greater than you already know, I actually imply it.”
“That is me, over 5 years in the past, not lengthy earlier than my 13th birthday,” the Pennsylvania native captioned a photograph of herself. “Presently, I had my innocence stolen from me within the basement of somebody I trusted. I solely instructed one individual and to at the present time she stays my finest good friend. We cried in my toilet collectively for hours.”
Because the video continued, the “Can’t Do It” singer shared photographs together with her pal, household and followers.
“I struggled to place the items collectively as to why this had occurred to me,” Grey continued. “It took two months for me to lastly inform my mother and father. I felt soiled, hopeless, damaged and nugatory. I used to be confused and scared. I felt prefer it was my fault.”
“I used to be homeschooled, and commenced making movies to move the time and ease a few of the loneliness and isolation I had felt. Individuals had been watching my movies and though I used to be nonetheless struggling, I felt like I had lastly discovered individuals who cared, no matter my state of affairs,” she wrote. “Though, now and again the feedback and questions can be an excessive amount of. ‘She seems to be like a whore.’ ‘Are you a virgin?’”
TW. after I say you’ve got helped me greater than you already know, I actually imply it.
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Grey, who’s the second most adopted individual on TikTok with greater than 42.eight million followers and has greater than 19.three million followers on Instagram, admitted she was “all the time afraid” to inform her story as she feared folks would view her in a different way she would “lose these I cared about.”
However now that she has realized “that my previous doesn’t outline me. It was by no means my fault, and I by no means deserved it. I got here out stronger and I’m so pleased with myself. There may be gentle on the finish of the tunnel, and if my story can assist even ONE individual, then to me it’s a narrative value telling.”
In a follow-up submit on Twitter, Grey, who was featured within the music video for Taylor Swift‘s “The Man,” defined that she went public together with her expertise as a result of she “acquired a message that someway somebody knew” and he or she needed to “be the one to inform my story.”
— loren grey (@iamlorengray) Could 2, 2020
The social media star thanked these near her in addition to her followers for his or her help and love.
“Though I used to be pressured to develop up shortly and misplaced part of me within the course of, I wouldn’t change something about my life. Each expertise I’ve had has taught me one thing about myself. This one taught me how robust I actually am, and the way a lot I’m able to overcoming,” she wrote. “Though I hate that I felt pressured into sharing this prematurely, I’ve no regrets as a result of I’m not ashamed.”
She concluded by saying she hoped that her submit can “present some hope for anybody who can relate.”
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