Demi Lavato is well-known for her career as a singer and actress. However, her personal life has been nothing short of hell, as she had severe issues with drug addiction. She continues to feel the effects of her actions.
This is due to her near-fatal drug overdose in 2018. In her new documentary Dancing With the Devil, Lovato revealed that she was sexually assaulted by her dealer on the night of the overdose.
“I didn’t just overdose, I also was taken advantage of. I’ve had my fair share of sexual trauma throughout teenage, child years. When they found me, I was naked, I was blue. I was literally left for dead after he took advantage of me, and when I woke up in the hospital, they asked if I had consensual sex. There was one flash that I had of him on top of me. I saw that flash, and I said yes. It actually wasn’t until maybe a month after my overdose that I realized, ‘Hey, you weren’t in any state of mind to make a consensual decision.’”
After this traumatic incident, Lovato eventually called up the dealer who had sold her the fentanyl laced heroin and sexually violated her.
“I wanted to rewrite his choice of violating me. I wanted it now to be my choice, and he also had something that I wanted, which were drugs. I called him back and said, ‘No, I’m gonna f**k you.’ It didn’t fix anything. It didn’t take anything away. It made me feel worse. That, for some reason, was my way of taking the power back. All it did was bring me back to my knees, begging God for help….I ended up getting high. I thought, how did I pick up the same drugs that put me in the hospital? I was, like, mortified at my decisions.
Thankfully, Lovato went to rehab and she is finally getting her life back on track. The aforementioned docuseries is set to release on YouTube on March 23, 2021. There is no doubt several fans of Lovato will be watching the docuseries.
Thanks to Hollywood Life for the quotes.