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Joshua Bassett diz que já sofreu muito abuso sexual’ como criança e adolescente: 'Eu Enterrei Até Agora’

Joshua Bassett Says He 'Experienced Sexual Abuse a Lot' as a Child and Teen: 'I Buried It So Far'

Joshua Bassett is continuing to heal from childhood trauma.

In a touching entrevista com GQ, the singer — who released a trio of emotional songs on Friday — revealed that he was sexually abused both as a child and as a teenager. He also shared that he hopes sharing his story will help others heal from their own trauma.

I experienced sexual abuse a lot in my childhood,” the 20-year-old told GQ. “I didn’t remember that until last year, which is pretty insane. I buried it so far.

Ele adicionou, “And when I was a teen, a much older man routinely abused me, and I wasn’t able to see it for what it was at the time.

Na entrevista, he said the track “Me liberte” also refers to his journey of processing the trauma he endured at his abuser’s hand.

“[Seu] an anthem for me and the sort of people who’ve held pain and power over me my whole life,” ele disse, before referring to the song lyric: “You’ve taken so much from me but you don’t get to take all of me.

O “Crise” singer also explained that he plans to explore the issue of childhood sexual abuse further on aheavy talkspodcast that willhopefully help people who are experiencing that.

Seu “the podcast that I wish I had when I was a kid,” ele disse, before adding that he’s nowso much stronger than I was before.

Bassett has been played off as a villain over the last year following the release of Olivia rodrigo‘s song “carteira de motorista,” which is speculated to be about the two High School Musical estrelas’ relação. No GQ entrevista, ele disse que “people haven’t seen me as a human beingover the past year.

Joshua Bassett

Joshua Bassett
Joshua Bassett
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Bassett said that he hasa right to stand up for myself,” e é “gladthat it took him this long to release the songs “Crise,” “Segredo” e “Me liberte,” which were written six months ago.

I finally found the courage to speak up for myself,” ele disse. “I’m not here to expose people. It was eating me alive, and I couldn’t keep it in anymore.

While he remained coy about the songssubjects, he did admit that “Crise” is aboutall the crazy PR over the year.

The track features lyrics like: “And honestly I didn’t want to write this / Don’t know if I can / Still holding back, still want to run / E se você conseguir dizer a sua verdade, então eu também / E é legal se você quer que eu interprete o vilão / But don’t you dare act like I didn’t love you.

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