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Stars bullied for their weight

By Chris Gardner Slide 1 of 13

A life lived in the spotlight comes with countless advantages. Very few could disagree with that statement, but if you surveyed a long list of bold-faced names about the disadvantages, it's certain they would agree with this: A high-profile life comes with rampant criticism. And for female stars, that means an intense focus on all things body-related. Here's the truth: Women in Hollywood have been bullied by industry executives, tabloid bosses, anonymous bloggers and even their well-known peers. Click through to see who has faced the firing squad, and how they've responded ...Ke$haWhen the singer checked into rehab to treat an eating disorder on Jan. 3, 2014, the news came as a shock to fans and pop culture followers. Perhaps even more jaw-dropping were the allegations lodged by Ke$ha's mother, Pebe Sebert, about why she was seeking treatment -- because she was bullied by members of her inner circle.Pebe pointed the finger at the 26-year-old's longtime associates, producer Dr. Luke and former manager David Sonenberg. "One time on a conference call, Sonenberg was screaming, 'You need to lose weight! I don't care what you do ... take drugs, not eat, stick your finger down your throat!'" Pebe told People.Not long after her revelation, which was denied by Dr. Luke, Pebe also checked into rehab with her daughter at Timberline Knolls in Illinois, the same facility where Demi Lovato sought help. Ke$ha's released a statement when she checked into rehab, saying "I'm a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself but I've found it hard to practice." She continued that she was aiming "to learn to love myself again. Exactly as I am."
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