AceShowbiz - Demi Lovato has apologised to fans after revealing she once hired a hooker to molest her bodyguard as he slept.
During a question-and-answer session on her Twitter account in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 03, Demi was asked to reveal the "funniest prank" she had ever pulled, and she recalled a sex encounter with a minder named Max.
"I hired a lady of the night in Vegas and sent her to Max's hotel room to surprise him," she wrote in a now-deleted tweet. "She walked into his room without permission and grabbed him in his 'area' and he freaked the f**k out hahahahaha."
But many fans weren't laughing as they pointed out that her actions were a form of sexual misconduct and assault.
The backlash prompted Demi to return to Twitter and state: "I swear I could tweet something about craving jelly beans and it would offend someone," prompting fans to attack the singer for her glibness.
One follower pointed out "this is legitimately a s**tty thing to do", while another attempted to remind Demi: "ASSAULT IS ASSAULT!!!!!", and a third wrote: "CAN WE ALL UNDERSTAND IN 2018 THAT A SEXUAL ASSAULT AGAINST A MAN IS NOT A NORMAL THING AND WE SHOULDN'T LAUGHT ABOUT IT??"
Defiant Demi then attacked those targeting her, stating: "For all of those coming at me... listen to the lyrics of Warrior and maybe you'll have more compassion for someone who made a simple mistake. Of all people I know about sexual abuse. You don’t have to educate me. So sorry if anyone was offended."
For all of those coming at me rn, listen to the lyrics of Warrior and maybe you’ll have more compassion for someone who made a simple mistake. Of all people I know about sexual abuse. You don’t have to educate me.— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) 3 June 2018
The Cool For the Summer singer added: "people DON'T know my full story..." and added: "Y'all act like you know everything. Were you even there."
So sorry if anyone was offended 😔— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) 3 June 2018
Even the bodyguard at the centre of Lovato's prank stepped up to defend her, tweeting: "Really! You guys all need to 'Grow Up'! It was a joke and a fun prank from someone whose incredible to work for and with (sic). And does everything she can for her fans, family and friends. Love you @ddlovato."