Bella Thorne
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: US actress Bella Thorne walks the red carpet ahead of the "Joker" screening during the 76th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on August 31, 2019 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images) Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images


  • Bella Thorne appeared on Emily Ratajkowski's "High Low with EmRata" podcast Tuesday
  • The pair talked about how girls become sexualized at a young age working in Hollywood
  • Thorne said she lost a role at 10 because a director felt she was "flirting" with him and became "uncomfortable"

Bella Thorne recalled a time when a director allegedly sexualized her as a child.

Thorne opened up about her experience involving the unnamed director during a Tuesday appearance on Emily Ratajkowski's "High Low with EmRata" podcast, where they discussed how girls become sexualized at a young age working in Hollywood during their wide-ranging conversation.

"I had a director give me feedback once and I was 10," the former Disney Channel star shared. "The casting director calls my agent and the agent calls my mom, and they're like, 'So, she's not moving forward because the director felt like she was flirting with him and it made him really uncomfortable.' What the f--- are you talking about, man? I don't give a f--- what I said. I don't care if I said, 'Eat my p---y right now' — she is 10 years old! Why ever would you think that? Why?"

Ratajkowski suggested that the director feeling that way when Thorne was 10 years old at the time was "a real issue."

Thorne also noted that in a "director session," most actors don't have the power to "say or do much," so she didn't understand how the director could even get the impression that she was flirting.

"You do the scene, you say hello, you walk out. There's no time to like, 'Let me go sit on your lap' or make you feel uncomfortable. What the f--- are you talking about, man?" she added.

The "Shake It Up" star shared that she goes back to that moment "every day" and still wonders what she did wrong.

"I'm trying to find, almost, fault in myself," she continued. "Like, 'What did you do, Bella? What did you do that made him feel like this?' And every time I'm like, 'Bella, stop it. Even that thought right there is becoming part of the problem. Don't even think that thought.' It does drive me crazy."

In January 2018, Thorne opened up via Instagram about being sexually abused.

"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," she wrote.

She continued, "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."

Ratajkowski also shared her alleged sexual assault experience in her memoir, "My Body." She accused singer Robin Thicke of groping her bare breasts when they were filming the music video for his 2013 song "Blurred Lines."

The director of the music video, Diane Martel, corroborated Ratajkowski's claims, the Sunday Times reported.

Bella Thorne
Bella Thorne poses in the press room during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2017 presented by Capital One at The Forum on Dec. 1, 2017 in Inglewood, California. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for iHeartMedia