Demi Lovato says that one of her ex-boyfriends took her virginity by raping her, and that she never faced any consequences.
The “No Promises” singer recalls that, like many victims, he ended up blaming himself for the attack, while his alleged rapist went on with his life as if nothing had happened.
“My #MeToo story is that I tell someone that someone did this to me and that they never got in trouble for it,” Lovato says in her new YouTube documentary series “Dancing With the Devil,” which opens March 23. .
“They never got them out of the movie they were in.”
Lovato, who also claimed on her show that a drug dealer sexually assaulted her while she was overdosing, called her then-boyfriend a “textbook trauma reenactment” a month after the rape to “get in control.”
She says a bad decision made her feel worse.
Lovato, 28, ended up blaming herself for the rape because she continued to date her ex even though she says she had never consented to having sex with him.
At the time, which appears to be during the “Camp Rock” era of 2008, she was also part of the Disney Channel “ring of purity” crowd that was “waiting” for marriage.
As a result, the “Still Have Me” singer felt embarrassed by what had happened to her ex, whom she does not name, and began to deal with self-harm.
Lovato, who has been candid about her eating disorder issues, says her bulimia was worse than ever and she was cutting herself.
“I started vomiting blood for the first time,” he says.