“When they found me, I was naked, blue. I was literally left for dead after he took advantage of me,” Lovato claims.
Demi Lovato said that she was sexually assaulted by her drug dealer on the night of her near-fatal overdose and was also raped as a teenager. (Getty Images)
The “Anyone” singer says that when she woke up in a hospital, medical professionals asked her whether she’d had consensual sex.
“There was one flash that I had of him on top of me. I saw that flash and I said ‘Yes,'” the pop star said. “It wasn’t until a month after the overdose that I realized, ‘You weren’t in any state of mind to make a consensual decision.'”
Unfortunately, the alleged encounter with the drug dealer wasn’t Lovato’s first non-consensual sexual incident, the star says.
“When I was a teenager, I was in a very similar situation,” she reveals in the docuseries. “I lost my virginity in a rape.”
The singer says she and the alleged attacker had been “hooking up” at the time, but that she had been clear that she wasn’t “ready” to have sex.
“I was part of that Disney crowd that publicly said they were waiting until marriage. I didn’t have the romantic first time,” she shares. “That was not it for me — that sucked. Then I had to see this person all the time so I stopped eating and coped in other ways.”
Furthermore, the “Camp Rock” star says she disclosed what had happened to her to adults, but the alleged attacker “never got in trouble for it.”
About a month after the incident, Lovato says, she called the alleged attacker “and tried to make it right by being in control,” but that ultimately, it only made her “feel worse.”