4 Reasons Why Kristin Turley’s Accusation That Demi Lovato Bullied Her Is Probably a Hoax

Well, isn’t this ironic. Former Disney star Demi Lovato blames bullying for the exhaustion and eating disorder that sent her to rehab, but last month someone named Kristin Turley wrote a damning blog post saying that Demi bullied her when they were in elementary and middle school. It’s pretty juicy, but we’re not convinced that it’s real. Here’s our reasoning, taking into account some weirdly dramatic details and the fact that the post has since been deleted.

She posted it to Tumblr. If you had a damaging story like this, why not bring it to the attention of TMZ, Radar, or another flashy gossip site? Instead, Kristin let is languish on Tumblr, which is of course a flourishing social media site, but doesn’t put the story into everyone’s hands, so to speak. No one heard about it until this past weekend, a month after she published it.

Nine’s an odd age. Though I distinctly remember the girls at my school trying to forcibly separate me from my more popular best friend in fourth grade, the “bullying” was never anything personal towards me. Doesn’t that kind of thing start after you hit puberty and are incredibly awkward? It seems like, with rare exceptions, animosity at nine years old isn’t something that sticks with you like this.

To be fair, Kristin also mentions incidents from sixth grade, when they would have been about 12; that makes more sense. However…

It’s pretty dramatic. The details do sound a bit outlandish. Demi stole Kristin’s hair tie, so Kristin had to hold her hair up and was crying with humiliation? (I’m not trying to be disrespectful — it’s just a bizarre anecdote.) Plus, look at the structure of the story; though she hints as to the bully’s identity several times, it’s not until the end that she mentions her by name, with the final line of “That’s the story of how I was bullied by Demi Lovato.” Although we’re all guilty of using that conceit when telling celebrity-encounter stories, you would think that for something as serious as this, she’d be a lot more straightforward.

All of the evidence has been destroyed. This is the kicker: The story didn’t get to be a big deal until it didn’t exist anymore. Thankfully, ONTD managed to copy the text in its entirety from a cache; here’s a taste:

After she left school, things got a little better. I began to forget about her and move on. And then she became famous. Her face was everywhere. Her songs were on the radio. She showed up in my magazines. I heard people talking about how she was going on tour. Thousands of little girls looked up to her as a role model. Someone to be adored and envied.

And the worst part of all? She added insult to injury.

She gave interviews about how she was ‘bullied’ in school. About how she ‘didn’t understand’ why girls hated her. She began making videos and commercials about putting an end to bullying. The hatred and injustice of it all welled up inside of me. How could a person be so wicked? It made me sick to my stomach. It still does. And I just hate her. She doesn’t deserve it. The fans, the attention, the fame, the love, the wealth, any of it.

I know I’m supposed to love my enemies, but it’s just too much. I was hurt too much, too young. I’m just disgusted. Full of bitterness. How do I overcome this? How do I move on, so many years later? Why can I not let this go?

What I would give for the chance to confront her. To look in her eyes and tell her how much damage she did. People say ‘well you don’t know she hasn’t changed’ yeah I do. She’s been back to Grapevine a few times, and friends from school have seen her. She’s the same. Snobbish. Conceited. Self-righteous. Freaking evil. But at the same time, I don’t think I could confront her. I’m terrified of her. I’m terrified that she would look at me and laugh. Laugh because she’s better. More successful. People scream her name. Young girls covet her looks and her talent. And what do I have? Mild bi-polar disorder and acne. A mediocre wardrobe. Boring hair. Obnoxious personality. I would never be able to face her.

If we’re playing along, then maybe Demi’s people finally got wind of Kristin’s post and threatened a lawsuit if she didn’t take it down. But it’s more likely that her diatribe didn’t get the attention she anticipated when she posted it in early August, and she gave up on trying to jump on the Demi bullying bandwagon.

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    • kristin turley

      When we went to grapevine-colleyville independent school outside of Dallas Texas she bullied me and She went to rehab to Get attention she she could get more famous and I will be famous WATCH and Im 19 and I remember all this Go on my twitter and facebook Look up my name

      • JoeChief

        “When we went to grapevine-colleyville independent school outside of Dallas Texas she bullied me”
        Yes yes yes, we heard this all before. Doesn’t make it any less BS ridden than it is now just because you are rehashing it.

        “and She went to rehab to Get attention”
        Which is why she sheltered her self away for three months right? She did all that for attention? You make no sense deary.

        “she she could get more famous and I will be famous”

        She she could get more famous? I guess they don’t teach you Grammar at Grapevine do they? Also you actually have to DO something in order to become FAMOUS. No offense but I don’t see you as the next Katheryn Bigelow.

        “ WATCH”
        Ok I’m watching…waiting to be impressed.

        “and Im 19 and I remember all this”
        No you remember it the way YOU want to remember it. Assuming I’m talking to the person who wrote this fanfic dribble. In all honesty I doubt you’re the person in question. Cause if you didn’t want this to define you, why are you back here arguing with us?

        “Go on my twitter and facebook Look up my name”
        Ok and? Wow you proved that Kristin Turley is an actual person. Very unimpressive.

      • James

        Yeah yeah yeah we heard this story before. Just because you can rehash public rumors doesn’t make it any less of a lie. Seriously if you do plan to become famous, (which I don’t see.) you actually have to DO something other than riding the coat tails of someone more famous than you miss “I don’t want this to define me.” lol

      • JohnFreeman

        “and I will be famous WATCH”

        Well then you better get started. Porn studios don’t call them selves. If you want you can be in my movie ;-)

      • Sara Cadavid

        Cool Story Kristin. Could have used some ninjas. ;-)

    • GilGirl

      Not very impressive fanfiction. I’ve seen better stuff on fanfiction.net. Throw in a transformer or two. Then we’ll talk.

    • GiGiCaprice

      Cool story Kristin. But if you want to grab people’s attention with fiction, throw in a robot alien or two.

    • Aubrey

      Assuming that what you say is true (and that is a big assumption judging by how fictionalized you made this sound) Kristin, aren’t you kind of being a bully right one by basically spreading a story about someone that you don’t even know anymore? Assuming that this is all true, aren’t you kind of being a bully right now by not allowing someone to move one? Someone who is actually doing a good thing right now by ending bullying and what not? Kinda ironic that you’re being a bigger bully than anyone else right now. Cause if were all to be judged by something we did 10 years ago, then we’re all fucked.

      Demi at least had the ignorance of youth on her side as an explanation. What your excuse?

    • Aubrey

      You know Kristin, aren’t you kind of being a bully right one by basically spreading a story about someone that you don’t even know anymore? Assuming that this is all true, aren’t you kind of being a bully right now by not allowing someone to move one? Someone who is actually doing a good thing right now by ending bullying and what not? Kinda ironic that you’re being a bigger bully than anyone else right now. Cause if were all to be judged by something we did 10 years ago, then we’re all fucked.

      Demi at least had the ignorance of youth on her side as an explanation. What your excuse?

    • Aubrey

      You know Kristin, aren’t you kind of being a bully right one by basically spreading a story about someone that you don’t even know anymore? Assuming that this is all true, aren’t you kind of being a bully right now by not allowing someone to move one? Someone who is actually doing a good thing right now by ending bullying and what not? Kinda ironic that you’re being a bigger bully than anyone else right now. Cause if were all to be judged by something we did 10 years ago, then we’re all screwed.

      Demi at least had the ignorance of youth on her side as an explanation. What your excuse?

    • Summer

      You see, now a days, people would do ANYTHING to get attention, and I do mean ANYTHING, even if it’s spreading stupid rumors about how you were bullied by Demi Lovato, and shit. I actually started cracking up while reading the story. Its such a piece of fiction. I do not believe this and I never will. Next time, try starring in a movie, that’ll get you attention :)

    • Gypsum

      WOW! Some of those comments are longer than papers I turned in during undergrad. Please tell me all the comments are from the same person and they are just fighting with themself…It’s the only way to make this display of Demi Lavato hatred/love even more insane.

    • Jenna

      I have friends that are from the area and they told me she was known to be a bully, and they experienced it, then I Googled it to see if anyone else agreed and found this. Just saying.

    • BBBYpsi

      I find it funny so many defending Demi Lovato & yet there was a poster who has friends from that area & they all said Demi was a bully & I tend to believe it. I have seen her get bullyish when she was on x-factor & even sings a song I really don’t care. Maybe she created her being bullying to get attention to become in the lime light to kickstart her career. Get all the sympathy thing going. Seen her type many times claims to be bullied & they were the bully. Maybe someone finally stood up to her with a few others so now she thinks she was bullied.She was 12 yrs old when she quit school & became home schooled. So going by this article how much could she have really been bullied? She recently blamed hollywood for her eating,cutting…. disorders. Sounds to me being so young she does not take responsibility for her own actions & plays the blame game.