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Loren Gray reveals her sexual assault story to stop rumors spreading

Published: 2/May/2020 13:32 Updated: 2/May/2020 13:34

by Calum Patterson

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TikTok superstar Loren Gray has revealed her heartbreaking story of assault as a child, claiming that she was aware of threats to expose it publicly, posting a video to raise awareness.

Loren Gray is the second most-followed creator on TikTok, behind only Charli D’Amelio, and for a long time held the number one spot.

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On May 1, Gray posted a short TikTok video, stating “I want to tell you my real story,” with the caption “when I say you have helped me more than you know, I truly mean it.”

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Loren Gray revealed her story on TiKTok, after she was told someone else knew and could spread it.

In the video, she explains that at the age of 13, she was assaulted by someone she trusted. “I had my innocence stolen from me in the basement of someone I trusted,” she said, “I struggled to put the pieces together as to why this had happened to me.”

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Initially only telling her best friend, Gray explains that it took two months before telling her parents. “I felt dirty, hopeless, broken, and worthless. I was confused and scared. I felt like it was my fault.”

Loren goes on to explain that as she was homeschooled, she began making videos to help pass the time and to escape the isolation. “People were watching my videos, and although I was struggling, I felt like I had finally found people who cared, regardless of my situation.”

@lorengrayTW. when I say you have helped me more than you know, I truly mean it.

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In a follow-up post on Twitter, Gray reveals that she felt forced to tell the story after it came to her attention that someone else knew, and it would potentially be exposed beyond control.

“I received a message that somehow, someone knew. But I know how fast word travels and I wanted to be the one to tell my story,” she explained. “Although I hate that I felt forced into sharing this prematurely, I have no regrets because I’m no longer ashamed.”

Gray concluded by expressing her hope that “this can shed some light on the gravity of sexual assault, and provide some hope for anyone who can relate.”

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Who is Loren Gray?

If you’re not familiar with the stars of TikTok, you soon will be. At only 18 years old, Loren Gray is one of many rising stars on the platform who are now becoming global celebrities.

With over 42.8 million followers on the platform, she has gone from strength to strength in her content creation, also boasting a YouTube channel with over 3.7 million subscribers.

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She is also signed to Virgin Records and Capitol Records as a recording artist, releasing her latest single, Can’t Do It, featured rapper Saweetie, in July 2019.

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Drake’s incredible $8 million car collection in pictures

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:30

by Kieran Bicknell

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Drake needs no introduction. As one of the biggest names in rap music across the globe, the star has amassed a net worth of over $150 million. Not only is his net worth insane, but so is his car collection.

Canadian musician Drake – real name Aubrey – is one of the best-known names in rap music. With a ridiculous number of awards to his name, he has become an almost permanent fixture on mainstream music charts. As you may imagine, his success had led to him building up quite the car collection.

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Reportedly, the total value of his current car collection is worth nearly eight-figures. With his continued success, it is likely that he will break this barrier within the next few years if all goes well.

Drake LaFerrari Car Collection
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Drake’s car collection is the stuff of dream for even die-hard car collectors.

Drake’s insane car collection 2020

Drake is a big fan of British supercar makers McLaren, and has a number of their cars in his fleet. One of his personal favorites is his white McLaren 675LT. Costing upwards of $338,000 the 675LT is one of McLaren’s most ‘hardcore’ cars ever, with 666hp from its twin-turbo V8 engine.

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His Lamborghini Aventador is a special edition LP 700-4 model.

Not one to go with ‘basic’ versions of cars, Drake purchased a limited-edition Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. With 700hp on tap, this Lambo will do 0-60 in under 3 seconds, and cost Drake a cool $400,000. Drake has also previously said the car “makes him feel like Christian Bale (in Batman)” when behind the wheel.

Swapping performance for all-out luxury, Drake owns one of the plushest cars money can buy – a Mercedes Pullman. Typically used by royal families and government officials, this high-class Merc is perfect for whisking Drake around in absolute luxury. It doesn’t come cheap, however, retailing at over $600k.

 

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Opting for a one-off car is a great way to ‘flex’ your wealth, and that’s exactly what Drake has done with his $700k+ Mansory Bushukan Phantom. Featuring a custom design, along with a solid gold OVO hood ornament in place of the RR ‘spirit of ecstasy’ the Phantom is perfect for ultra-plush travel.

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Drake’s incredible hypercar collection

In terms of hypercars, his collection is as crazy as you’d imagine. His Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir is one of only 12 in the world, and cost a whopping $2,000,000. Drake also has a LaFerrari in Yellow, which likely set him back around $1.5-$2 million.

Drakes Bugatti Veyron
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Drake’s Veyron Sang Noir is one of his rarest cars.

If you thought the Bugatti was wild, the crown of Drake’s collection will blow you away. He has reportedly bought one of the world’s first Devel Sixteen hypercars. With an alleged 5000hp from its 12.3l, V16 engine, it is one of the rarest cars in the world, costing $2,200,000.

Drake’s custom private jet

Of course, we can’t forget his custom Boeing 767 private jet, but that won’t fit in a garage, so we’ve excluded it from the list.

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All told, Drake’s car collection is currently sitting around the $8 million mark, if reports are to be believed. Who knows where it will sit in a few years time.