Bella Thorne slams director who accused her of ‘flirting with him’ at age 10

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Bella Thorne bashed a director who accused her of “flirting with him” and making “him really uncomfortable” after an audition at 10 years old.

The actress told Emily Ratajkowski in Tuesday’s episode of the “High Low” podcast that she “still go[es] back” to that interaction “every day,” saying it drives her “crazy.”

Thorne, now 25, explained, “I … am trying to find almost fault in myself. Like, ‘What did you do, Bella? What did you do? You made him feel like this.’”

The former Disney Channel star subsequently reminded herself that she was “not the problem” at age 10.

“I don’t give a f–k what the f–k I said,” she added. “I don’t care if I said, ‘Eat my p—y right now. [I was] 10 years old. Why ever would you think that [I was flirting]?

“Also you’re in a director session, you can’t really say or do anything. You do the scene, you say hello and you walk out. There is no time to go sit on your lap or make you uncomfortable.”

Bella Thorne stuns in a sheer look
The former Disney Channel star did not name the director.
Juventus FC via Getty Images

Ratajkowski, 31, told the “Shake It Up” alum to “forgive” herself because she was a “f–king kid,” noting that she hopes the director, whom Thorne did not identify, “rots in hell.”

The model added, “If you need a more f–ked up story of Hollywood and pedophilia and the sexualization of children, I don’t think there is one.”

Thorne has been acting since she was a baby.

Bella Thorne acts alongside Zendaya in "Shake It Up"
Thorne has been acting since she was a baby.


Bella Thorne acts alongside Katrina C. Johnson in "Preach"
Thorne has been acting since she was a baby.

Bella Thorne acts alongside Christian Slater and Taylor Lautner in "My Own Worst Enemy"
Thorne has been acting since she was a baby.


Ratajkowski also shared her own story of an inappropriate exchange with her agent as a 16-year-old.

“They pointed to my picture, and I was with my friend who was also modeling at the time with the same agency, and they were like, ‘This face. This is how we know this girl gets f–ked. You’ve got to give a lesson, Emily, on this,’” the “Gone Girl” star recalled.

Bella Thorne dances in "Shake It Up"
She is best known for her role on “Shake It Up.”
©Disney Channel/courtesy Everet

“I remember being like flattered and also obviously so embarrassed and horrified, and now, of course, looking back, that is so f–ked up that they said that,” she said.

Ratajkowski, who initially wrote about the conversation in her 2021 book, “My Body,” called her and Thorne’s experiences “the reality of being a young women in the industry.”

Later in the podcast, Thorne described nearly being fired from Disney after wearing a bikini and body chain to a beach. The OnlyFans creator also slammed rumors that she was on hard drugs amid her acne struggles.

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