DEMI LOVATO: Near-Death Night Worse Than Imagined
Written by KingCnote on March 17, 2021
The Demi Lovato documentary may trigger many people. She recounts stories of hard drug abuse, sexual assault by her drug dealer and reveals her first sexual experience at age 15 was rape.
Dancing With the Devil, which premiered Tuesday at the SXSW Film Festival, is a courageous telling of Demi’s addictions and redemption. Though, she admits that even today she’s not sober. Demi drinks and smokes marijuana against most addiction expert’s advice. She said, (quote) “Recovery isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. You shouldn’t be forced to be sober if you’re not ready.”
Drugs and eating became a coping mechanism. Demi said in the documentary, that while a Disney kid, (quote) “I was a teenager when I lost my virginity in a rape.” Her attacker was never punished despite Demi telling the Disney adults what happened.
Demi achieved six years of continuous sobriety but relapsed three years ago. In summer 2018, she advanced to smoking cocaine and smoking heroin. The documentary features videos of those horrific nights. During this period, she wrote the apology song, “Sober.” The night before her near-death overdose, she was too wasted to remember the lyrics while performing at the California Mid-State Fair.
Self-medicating kept Demi alive – she claimed — even if Demi nearly died three years ago on a toxic cocktail of meth, Ecstasy, cocaine, marijuana, alcohol and Oxycodone. Months later, her drug dealer left her for dead on July 24th, 2018 when she overdosed on fentanyl-laced oxycodone and heroin.
That creep forced her into sex after drugging Demi. After she got out of the hospital, she returned to him “to rewrite his choice of violating me.” Instead, Demi confessed in the documentary, (quote) “I ended up getting high.”
Dancing With the Devil premieres next week at YouTube. Her album by the same name arrives April 2nd. (New York Times)