reclaiming power : Dancing with the Devil

reclaiming power : Dancing with the Devil

“You really find out who’s there for you when the world falls out from under your feet.”
Demi goes to rehab and begins her road to recovery, but with bumps along the way. As she returns to the stage for the first time since her overdose, she needs to find balance in her life.

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Production Companies: OBB Pictures, SB Films
Director: Michael D. Ratner
Executive Producers: Michael D. Ratner, Scott Ratner, Scooter Braun, Allison Kaye, Scott Manson, Kfir Goldberg, Miranda Sherman, Andy Mininger

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47 Responses

  1. Darkrai Is Daddy says:

    Its scary how much our own mind can destroy us so easily

  2. Marie says:

    I cant say that any other person in her position with this platform has ever been this vulnerable, raw, and real with us. She deserves all the love and support we have!

  3. Jennifer Baiz says:

    This poor woman. I can’t imagine how many girls or boys in the Disney family have been hurt.

    • K Bennett says:

      It has more to do with general childhood trauma compounded with being famous than Disney in particular.

    • Psyche GoddessofLight says:

      I don’t think most of them even consciously remember the abuse they’ve suffered. Trauma based mind control causes compartmentalization of the psyche, like creating rooms in the house of our mind. It’s so frustrating that most people have been led to believe the “breakdowns” these young women have is simply a side effect of fame. Demi has so many characteristics of a Monarch slave who’d been programmed as a child…but we can’t know for certain, of course. Maybe it really is for the best such victims can’t recall what happened to them.

    • Alice CN says:

      @Psyche GoddessofLight what is a monarch slave?

    • Sangeeta Goel says:

      @K Bennett They play an equal role. Disney is known for working the kids like dogs and having control over everything they do. So many child stars with Disney in particular have had problems as a result of being there. Demi did have quite a bit of childhood trauma; Disney didn’t help either

    • DaeOnYoutube says:

      @Sangeeta Goel This.

  4. Marvel Fan says:

    I feel so sorry for Demi’s friend, Dani. Being a passionate fan is one thing, but don’t use that as an excuse to threaten someone’s life.

    • JT LovesCodeLyoko says:

      Agreed. Using the passion of being a fan of some artists and using it as an excuse to harass and buliy someones life is awful and I’ve seen this happen in other fan communities.

    • Lisa Dallas says:

      Exactly. There is NEVER a reason to threaten someone’s life just because they have a famous friend. People don’t know the truth of what even happened that night. They just automatically blamed her friend. Demi is responsible for her own actions. Don’t blame Dani.

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  5. Nonalola says:

    It’s awful that her friends had to suffer for her mistakes. If she died, her friends never would have been able to clear their names. That’s so sad.

    • daisy says:

      I know I was thinking if Demi would of not been here that poor girl would of been blamed for things she didn’t do.

    • AxxL says:

      I broke my hand yesterday because of the hate comments I get on my amazing videos. I was so angry that I punched a hole in my computer. Please don’t comment anything mean on my wonderful videos, dear non

    • John Smith says:

      Pay close attention to the kind of people who act so cruel and never allow that to go unchallenged.

    • Nonalola says:

      @save bandit! they aren’t, they mean the people who were bullying Demi’s friend Dani😅 but I can see how it looks that way

    • save bandit! says:

      @Nonalola oh imma delete then lol

  6. Jah Mass says:

    I feel bad for her friends that got death threats because they instantly judged them. Not even knowing the full story

  7. Avia Avital says:

    1. After hearing Dani’s side and Demi clearing her friend’s name, I just think how some of her fans didn’t learned nothing about bullying.
    2. It’s heartbreaking to see that she tried in some way to “fix” the rape, and it’s sad to see that when she was younger she couldn’t say something because she thought she can’t as Disney Star to say she isn’t virgin anymore.
    It’s show how bad the disney industry is.

  8. Triasha says:

    I feel so bad for her choreographer friend. Her entire career was ruined because of toxic fans

  9. Alyssa Vierneza says:

    The case manager said it all. It’s always “how can you do this to yourself” not “you must be in so much pain to go through that”. Demi wasn’t seen or heard the way she needed to be. Much love to Demi, I hope I can overcome the darkness like her.

  10. Ashley J says:

    It’s so sad that she didn’t even want to come out as a survivor of assault initially because she was scared that no one would believe her. How toxic of a world we live in… And that at the very end of it, she says “I’m tired of opening my mouth” She was assaulted. She was a child. And she feels defeated even after coming clean all these years later. 🥺

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