Gregg Sulkin Supports Ex Bella Thorne Following Sexual Assault Reveal

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Exactly one month ago, Bella Thorne revealed that she is a victim of sexual assault, and earlier this week she gave chilling details about what happened to her until she was 14 years old.

She wrote on Instagram in support of the TIME’S UP movement, “I was sexually abused and physically growing up from the day I can remember till I was 14..when I finally had the courage to lock my door at night and sit by it. All damn night. Waiting for someone to take advantage of my life again. Over and over I waited for it to stop and finally it did. But some of us aren’t as lucky to get out alive. Please today stand up for every soul mistreated. #timesup”

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The 20-year-old not only received tons of support from fans following her reveal, but also from ex-boyfriend Gregg Sulkin, who confirmed he reached out after he heard that she went public with the traumatizing story.

The Runaways said during a Facebook Live interview with ET, “I spoke to her. She’s good. You saw at the Golden Globes this week how important it is for certain messages to be put out into the universe.”

“For anybody that has ever experienced that kind of thing, they do have a voice,” he continued. “It must be extremely difficult and hard to try to share their story, [but] the more stories that are shared, hopefully the less it will happen.”

Gregg knows how hard it is to grow up in the spotlight, having starred on Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place back in the day, and thinks television networks should provide weekly counseling to its young stars as a result.

“It is hard to remain levelheaded, so I do believe that there should be like, once a week, on any young network, there should be somebody that comes in and talks to these young actors about their life and hearing their teenage thoughts,” he said. “I think it’s hard… when you don’t realize you’re becoming, like, a multimillion-dollar business.”

What an amazing idea.