Demi Lovato Talks Relapse After Overdose, Signing With Scooter Braun & Rihanna In New Episode of Docu-Series

The third episode of Demi Lovato‘s Dancing With The Devil docu-series has premiered!

In the ep, the 28-year-old entertainer opens up about relapsing on heroin after her overdose, signing with new management with Scooter Braun, and even how Rihanna influenced her decision to not speak out about her sexual abuse.

The episode kicked off with Demi telling her friend / former choreographer Dani Vitale how happy she was that she was able to clear her name, and Dani also opened up about all of trauma and the work she lost out on following the star’s overdose because of people thinking that she was involved.

Demi then talked about how her business manager, Glenn Nordinger, and head of security / chief of staff Max Lea have been a great support system. Demi‘s next move following her overdose, Glenn asked what she wanted to do and she said she wanted to get back to making music.

She opened up about how she wanted to get a new management team and that Scooter was her only choice. If you missed it, he originally didn’t want to sign with her, but then this other client helped convince him. He then said that he didn’t want anyone else to sign her and that he wanted to protect her.

In the episode, Demi also revealed that she had relapsed on heroin following her overdose. After a week long trauma retreat, she reached out to the same guy who supplied her before, and she also wanted to try to take back the control and power after he took advantage of her the night of her overdose. Demi did admit, “I was mortified at my decisions,” in regards to doing the drugs that almost killed her.

As for her sexual trauma, Demi talked about being losing her virginity to a rape when she was a teen. She shared that Rihanna played a part in why she hasn’t come forward about it in the past.

“Honestly, ever since I watched Rihanna and her pictures get leaked after the Chris Brown incident, I was very uncomfortable with even more of my story playing out in the press, and then also people not believing me,” Demi said.

The final part of the episode talked about Demi stepping back into the spotlight with music, performing at the 2020 Grammys, where she sang “Anyone,” a song she wrote three days before her overdose, and also performing at the Super Bowl. The ending started to talk about the pandemic, and teased the next episode where she will talk about her engagement and going into quarantine with her now ex and her family.

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