Bella Thorne posted topless photos of herself on her Twitter account in an attempt to stop a hacker from blackmailing her.
Last Saturday, the former Disney star posted the nudes in a Tweet where she wrote:
“F**k u and the power u think you have over me. I’m gonna write about this in my next book😡😡😡”
Along with the topless images and screenshots of her conversation with the hacker, Thorne posted a note that read:
“Yesterday, as you all know, all my s*** was hacked For the last 24 hours, I have been threatened with my own nudes. I feel gross, I feel watched, I feel someone has taken something from me that I only wanted one special person to see.”
“He has sent me multiple nude photos of other celebs, he won’t stop with me or them, he will just keep going,” the actress added. “For too long I let a man take advantage of me over and over and I’m f***ing sick of it. I’m putting this out because it’s MY DECISION NOW YOU DON’T GET TO TAKE ANOTHER THING FROM ME.”
The note continued: “I can sleep better tonight knowing I took my power back. You can’t control my life you never will.”
The actress told The Hollywood Reporter following the incident that she believes the hacker is a juvenile.
“He’s still a kid and we make mistakes, this mistake is a bad one,” she said. “But I don’t want some 17-year-old’s whole life ruined because he wasn’t thinking straight and being (an idiot).”