Bella Thorne says she is pansexual

The actress opens up about her new book and how she overcame sexual abuse, bullying and more, in an interview with "GMA."
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now with the latest from Bella Thorne, the 21-year-old actress and singer opening up after what's been a difficult year and it's in her new book out tomorrow, "The life of a wannabe mogul: Mental disarray." Juju Chang sat down with her to talk all about it. Good morning to you. Good morning, Cecilia. There is a lot of trauma in Bella Thorne's life and made news recently when a hacker threatened to post nude photos of her. She posted them herself pre-emptively adding for too long I let a man take advantage of me over and over and I'm sick of it. The former child star living life on her own terms. I don't need no beat At 13 she danced her way to stardom on Disney channel's "Shake it up." She's long since shaken off the teenage dance shoes coming a darker more gritty 21-year-old rebel. I'm Bella Thorne I'm Bella Thorne This morning Thorne sharing intimate details about her troubled past in had you new book. "The life of a wannabe mogul: Mental disarray." Through poetry she offers a raw and candid look at her struggle for self-acceptance and during sexual abuse and bullying for her dyslexia. How does someone who's dislexing become this wide-ranging author. That's what it's about. All these things I really couldn't do and I did it somehow like you know I couldn't read and I learned how to read from reading scripts. Reporter: Along with the best-selling book, TV shows and movies, 20 million people follow her every move on Instagram. Her feed full of racy images. If you were to try to make sense of your feed, the ones where you get a lot of likes are the ones that are very sexualized. Uh-huh. How do you feel about that. I like sexy. I love skin like I love seeing skin. I like -- like I like sexy. Do you feel pressure to put out a certain image of yourself. 100%, yeah, I think as we all do, you know, Instagram is our worst mask of ourselves. Who is the Bella Thorne on your feed even who is the real Bella Thorne. I refer to Bella Thorne as this per sewn that that that is like this redhead, I'm Bella Thorne. I'm crazy and I'm a wild child. What is is the Bella Thorne. She's that girl in that book. She's in a lot of pain. Yes, I would say so. She talks about depression. Uh-huh. She talks about being molested. Uh-huh. Thorne says the abuse started when she was just 6 years old. Unrelenting through till adolescence. How did the young you perceive what was happening? Definitely Stockholm syndrome. When you're raised with someone and you don't know that it's wrong, it's just very like an everyday occurrence like no big deal. Reporter: In the past she's used Twitter to casually come out as bisexual but today she's expanded her sexual orientation. I'm actually a pan sexual and I didn't know that until somebody explained to me what that is. Explain that to me. You like beings. You like what you like. It doesn't have to be a girl or a guy or, you know, he, a she or this or that. It's literally you like personality. Like you just like a being. You defy boundaries with regard Yo your sexuality and within your creative life because you're a writer, you're an actor, you're a dancer. You're a singer. What do you want to focus on moving forward? I'm doing a lot of writing. Writing and directing and that's a huge -- that's definitely when I feel most happy so I think I have to go more towards that because I like being happy. But for her fans don't worry she's still dog a lot of acting. We talked a lot about why victims of sexual abuse remain she said she didn't want to dwell on it over and over and because sadly society makes victims feel like villains which is why writing about it for her has been so therapeutic. Really interesting. You'll have a lot more on "Nightline." Absolutely. Ginger, over to you.

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