Bella Thorne has leaked her own nudes after being threatened by a hacker.
The 21-year-old star ‘took the power back’ after a hacker allegedly threatened to leak topless pictures of her. Following her Twitter account being hacked last week.
Bella – best known for her role in the Disney show Shake It Up – posted screenshots of messages from an anonymous person. Sending the actress her own topless selfies as well as personal videos and texting: ‘YO BELLA! Got all the videos.’
Explaining why she was sharing the intimate pictures to Twitter. Bella wrote: ‘Yesterday as u 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.
‘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 U DON’T GET TO TAKE YET ANOTHER THING FROM ME.
Bella Thorne hits back!
Fuck u and the power u think you have over me. I’m gonna write about this in my next book😡😡😡 pic.twitter.com/0Ep0iXgW51 — BITCHIMBELLATHORNE (@bellathorne) June 15, 2019
‘I can sleep tonight better knowing I took my power back. U can’t control my life u never will.’
The Midnight Sun star continued: ‘Here’s the photos he’s been threatening me with, in other words here’s my boobies. So here f*** u, and the last 24 hours I have been crying instead of celebrating my book while doing my book press. Oh yea, the FBI will be at your house shortly, so watch. Your. Mother. F***in. Back.’
While there were a number of crude replies to the pictures, many fans praised Bella for reclaiming the power in the awful situation.
Bella Thorne – who is currently at war with ex Mod Sun after they ended their two-year romance – later told The Hollywood Reporter that while she is furious with the hacker, she doesn’t want to ‘ruin’ him as she believes he’s a teenager.
The actress, who has just released a compilation of poetry and essays called The Life Of A Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray, said: ‘This kid sounds like he’s 17. As much as I’m so angry and wanted to f*** him up over doing this to people I just wanted to teach him a lesson.
Kids make mistakes
‘He’s still a kid and we make mistakes. This mistake is a bad one. But I don’t want some 17 year old’s whole life ruined because he wasn’t thinking straight and being a dumbass.’
Bella added: ‘Plus, he’s obviously smart so if he got on the right side of the tracks he could actually possibly help our community and be an alliance. You can’t always tear someone down for their bad sides but more so build up their good sides.’
Before the hacker taunted Bella with her intimate pictures, they targeted her Twitter account posting tweets using racist language and changing her profile picture to that of a man.
Her Twitter account has now been restored.