Demi Lovato Apologizes After Admitting to Prank That Led to Sexual Assault

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Demi Lovato has done a lot of controversial ish over the years, but nothing quite compares to her admitting to orchestrating a prank that ended with sexual assault.

The 25-year-old was answering fan questions on Twitter over the weekend when someone asked her about the “funniest prank” she’s ever pulled.

She replied in a since-deleted tweet, “I hired a lady of the night in Vegas and sent her to [bodyguard] Max’s hotel room to surprise him. She walked into his room without permission and grabbed him in his ‘area’ and he freaked the f*ck out hahahahaha.”

Fans were quick to point out that this actually sounds a lot more like sexual assault than a prank, but the “Fall in Line” singer felt they were attacking her for nothing.

“I swear I could tweet something about craving jelly beans and it would offend someone,” she fired back.

The backlash didn’t end there, though, and Demi seemingly started to realize the severity of what happened. She then apologized for offending people and alluded to the fact that she has personally faced sexual abuse.

“For all of those coming at me rn, listen to the lyrics of ‘Warrior’ and maybe you’ll have more compassion for someone who made a simple mistake,” she tweeted. “Of all people I know about sexual abuse. You don’t have to educate me. So sorry if anyone was offended.”

Max, the person she pranked, however, “WAS NOT” offended by what happened and thought it was “a joke and a fun prank.”