They were at Toms house, Luke was pacing the floor talking on his phone, trying to find out how th public reaction to Tom heated speech was. Tom was in the kitchen makin tea.
Ella sat in the couch her legs pulled up and her arms around her knees, she was a bit shaken up, and it had just dawned on her how close she had been to ending her own life.
Tom came back and put a cup of tea in front of her, then he sat down next to her. "How are you Ella, you been through alot today, please tell me if you need anything or someone, a doctor ?"
"I just need you, if I have you, I'll be okay". She said, cuddling up to him, she could hear his heartbeat, that somehow made her feel safe.
He put his arms around he and kissed her on the hair. "I am right here Ella, for as long as you want me".
"Tom, I feel I need to tell you what happened, you know back then, the truth and not just what is in the media". She looked up at him.
He pushed her hair behind her ear. "You don't have to explain Ella, it truly doesn't matter to me, but if you need to talk, I'll be happy to listen".
"Thank you Tom, I like to tell, I think I need to talk about it, to get it out in words". She picked up her cup and took a sip of tea.
Ella breathed deeply and started telling. "I was only 14 when I was discovered, the first year as a model, I just did local stuff in Denmark, but they wanted me to go to Paris, and finally my mother let me go".
"I let then get to me, I was only a child, I stopped eating properly, afraid to gain weight and I started drinking to much". Ella sighted and Tom just nodded.
Ella took another sip of tea. "When I turned 18 I moved to LA and from then I just went down hill I partyet and was drinking every day, hanging with the wrong crowd".
"I meet Matt, my ex, he was so bad for me, he took those pictures, he sold them to get money for drugs". They had been rather explicit picktures.
Tom didn't say anything, he knew she just needed to get it out, to tell him. "He spend my money, I was in love and blinded and he used me shamelessly".
It was him who made that video as well I was drunk out of my mind and didn't know". The video had shown Matt do drugs on her naked body and then fuck her afterwards.
It had caused alot of outrage and they had both been arrasted, but she didn't have drugs in her system and there was no prove she had ever taken any, and she got out on probation.
Ella shhok her head. "Most of my money was gone, and the rest the IRS took, Matt was supposed to pay my taxes as I didn't understand the system, but he didn't, he used them for drugs and parties".
"I am so sad you had to go through all that Ella, no one deserves to be treated like that, surely you made mistakes, we all do, but you were exploited". Tom almost looked angry.
She looked at him. "I felt so stupid, and the public tore me apart, and every time I tried to explain, they ended up hating me even more".
"I promise you Ella, no one will ever hurt you like that again, I will do any and everything in my power to protect you, thank you for trusting me". He pulled her close.
Luke hang up his phone and flashed them a big smile. "Dahm you Tom, I actuallynthink this worked, turn on the news".