Over the past few weeks, Bella Thorne has been making tabloid headlines left and right.
Most of the news has had to do with Bella’s relationship with Scott Disick, widely regarded as one of the most unexpected (and ill-advised) celebrity pairings in recent memory.
But today, Bella’s a trending topic for reasons that have nothing to do with Scott – and she’s likely beginning to question the common claim that there’s no such thing as bad publicity.
Last night, footage that many believe shows Bella masturbating in a car appeared on multiple social media platforms.
Those who insist upon the video’s authenticity say that it was taken while Bella was dating Tyler Posey, who allegedly shot the video and can be heard in the background.
The snippet that’s drawn the most attention shows the woman in the video pleasuring herself while muttering, “I really needed a father.”
Bella wasted no time in responding to the clip, taking to Twitter to clarify that she’s never been the subject of any such footage:
“Hahahahaha wait you guys think this is real? Hahahaha. I don’t even masterbate like that. Where’s the vibrator thooo,” Bela tweeted.
Clearly, she’s taking the whole thing in stride.
Of course, even if, as she claims, Bella is not the woman in the video, she’s still no doubt feeling a bit violated today.
The clip garnered thousands of reactions on Twitter late last night, and we imagine logging on to social media to find a massive groups of strangers discussing what they think are your masturbatory habits is quite and unnerving experience.
Fortunately, Bella is not stranger to obsessive scrutiny of her personal life.
To the surprise of her fans, it seems that Bella is still hooking up with Disick following a a disastrous trip to Cannes and her revelation that Scott simply parties too hard for her.
Both parties have been accused of pursuing the relationship for ulterior motives – Scott in order to make his ex, Kourtney Kardashian, jealous, and Bella for the increased media attention that comes with dating a mamber of the extended Kardashian clan.
If that’s the case, it seems Bella won’t need Scott much longer.
She seems to be doing a fine job of capturing the public’s interest on her own.