Bella Thorne thwarted a hacker who stole her private photos and threatened her with them for weeks by posting them before he had the chance.

The former Disney star is by no means shy about nudity, but these highly personal private photos should never have been compromised. The actor has been hard at work promoting her upcoming book of poetry and opening up about her difficult past that is addressed in the book, set to release July 23. 

Thorne unapologetically shared her nude photos to reclaim the power that was stolen from her through the weeks of blackmail and account hacking. 

The actor posted her own nude photos and this empowering message before her hacker had the chance. 

Thorne's fans were concerned when her Twitter account saw some problematic activity; the account posted racial slurs and changed her profile picture. Thorne regained access and deleted the offensive tweets and switched the profile picture, but the hacking didn't stop there. 

"[Redacted] u and the power u think you have over me. I’m gonna write about this in my next book," she tweeted along with three topless photos and this message. 

"For the last 24 hours I have been threatened with my own nudes I feel gross, I feel watched, I feel someone has taken something from me that I only wanted one special person to see," she wrote. 

A quick scroll through Thorne's likes showed that she was going to give the attention to her supporters rather than her haters. 

"For too long I let a man take advantage of me over and over and I'm [redacted] sick of it, I'm putting this out because it's MY DECISION NOW U DONT GET TO TAKE YET ANOTHER THING FROM ME," her note continued. 

People sent the 21-year-old messages of support, and recognizing her bravery to post something that is highly personal and private. "The internet is a f’ed up place, but props to @bellathorne for taking the power back from these sick pieces of [redacted]," Matt Prokop tweeted. 

Regardless of Thorne's celebrity status, these photos were for her to keep private and personal. 

Jennifer Lawrence's nude photos were leaked in 2014 along with nearly 500 other mostly women celebrities in a massive iCloud photo hack. Since then the narrative has changed for the better on how we view celebrities' privacy. 

Before, leaked nude photos often received victim-blaming treatment, as if the celebrity or person involved shouldn't have taken the photo in the first place. Now people more often recognize the harm in that language and place blame on the perpetrator — the blackmailing hackers. 

One person supported Bella on Twitter: "yea like these are normal photos that every girl has of themself in their phone, but being. celebrity makes it 'scandalous; nothing wrong w thinkin ur sexy."

The only person to place blame on is someone who blackmailed and shamed a woman for taking private pictures. 

Bella favorited writer Elana Rubin's tweet that read, "ppl who try to shame women for private photos they take for others is NEVER OKAY. props to @bellathorne for showing who SHOULD feel shamed in that scenario. spoiler alert: it ain't her." 

Thorne told The Hollywood Reporter that she was torn on whether or not to press charges. "This kid sounds like he’s 17, as much as I’m so angry and wanted to [redacted] him up over doing this to people, I just wanted to teach him a lesson... He’s still a kid, and we make mistakes; this mistake is a bad one. But I don’t want some 17-year-old's whole life ruined because he wasn’t thinking straight and [was] being a [redacted]."

In her book, Thorne discusses how she was molested at a young age right at the peak of her Disney career. 

In January 2018, Thorne revealed through an Instagram post that she had been molested during her childhood. 

"I was sexually abused and physically growing up from the day I can remember till I was 14..when I finally had the courage to lock my door at night and sit by it. All [redacted] night. Waiting for someone to take advantage of my life again. Over and over I waited for it to stop and finally it did. But some of us aren't as lucky to get out alive. Please today stand up for every soul Mistreated. #timesup."

In the above interview from promotion for her new book of poetry, The Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray, she discusses how her experience affected her during an already difficult transition from childhood stardom to adulthood. 

Promotion for her upcoming book featured a nude video shoot that focused on self-acceptance. 

"What are u worthy of? What are u not worthy for? I just wanna look in the mirror and learn how to love me," Thorne wrote in an Instagram post. This video, posted a month ahead of the leaked nude incident, features Thorne reading a poem that discusses self-worth and love. In the video she is fully naked, but the difference is that this shoot was done of her own accord and choice. 

Thorne says in the video, "As you know it we are being taught to view ourselves based on looks... worst part is it's not even based on our own opinions but the opinions of others." 

A month ahead of its release, Thorne's book of poetry, The Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray, is already a number one bestseller on Amazon.

Despite the abhorrent invasion of privacy that Thorne faced with these hacked accounts and photos, she is remaining strong and continuing to post promotion for her highly anticipated novel. It is available for pre-order on Amazon and is already a bestseller. 

She wrote in her tweet with the attached photos that she'd write about the situation in her next book. "I can sleep tonight better knowing I took my power back. U can't control my life u never will," she continued in her note.