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Bella Thorne says director accused her of flirting with him mid-audition when she was 10 years old

Bella Thorne says director accused her of flirting with him mid-audition when she was 10 years old

"Why ever would you think that?"

Bella Thorne has claimed a director once accused her of flirting with him mid-audition when she was just 10 years old.

The 25-year-old previously carved a career for herself as a child actor on Disney Channel series Shake It Up alongside Zendaya.

Today she has many irons in the fire, including acting, singing, writing and OnlyFans modelling.

Taking to Emily Ratajkowski on her podcast High Low, Thorne opened up about what it was like entering showbiz at such a young age, having taken her first acting role when she was just six.

One of the topics she touches upon is her experience of being both sexualized and shamed as a young woman in the limelight.

And it's during this discussion that she makes a shocking revelation about one director she encountered.

"I had a director give me feedback once and I was 10," she explains.

"And the casting director calls my agent and my 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.'"

After a long pause, Ratajkowski responds: "Oh my god, you were 10," to which Thorne says: "I don't give a f**k what the f**k I said.

The host was shocked by the story.
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"I don't care if I said, 'Eat my p***y right now.' She is 10 years old. Why ever would you think that?"

She later adds: "Also you're in a director session – you can't really like say or do much.

"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'.

The host interjects to point out that the director felt it was an 'acceptable' thing to say, adding: "Putting it on a 10-year-old child and making it like they made an adult man uncomfortable is insane.

"Like if you need a more f**ked up story about Hollywood and the sexualization of children like I don't know that there is one."

Dozens of people have shared comments of support for Thorne while opening up about similar experiences of their own.

Commenters shared support for Thorne over what she experienced at such a young age.
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Taking to Twitter, one wrote: "And people will say because she's now very sexual and open about herself that she really flirted with him when that's not the case.

"Same thing happened to me, and people really accused me of doing it because nowadays I'm very sexual and open about myself and my body, like please."

Another said: "Why would a 10-year-old child flirt with a grown man? Honestly disgusting to accuse her of that."

You can listen to the full interview with Bella Thorne here.

Featured Image Credit: HighLow

Topics: Bella Thorne, Celebrity, Film and TV