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Hounded by Trolls Over Son's Death, Lily Allen Quits Twitter

Singer says 2010 stillbirth caused PTSD
By Lilla Ross,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2017 11:19 AM CST

(Newser) – "My timeline is full of the most disgusting, sexist, misogynist, racist sh--. Really new levels. I'm no masochist so I'll be back x." Singer Lily Allen exited Twitter thusly after a particularly ugly exchange in which trolls blamed her for the 2010 stillbirth of her son. Her admission that the death brought mental health issues including post traumatic stress disorder was met with a barrage of abuse over the weekend. (Sample: "Maybe if you didn’t pump your body full of drugs you wouldn’t have miscarried.") Allen also said she suffers from post-natal depression and bipolar disorder, Mashable reports. Her account apparently isn't totally on ice: A friend has taken it over and announced he's "going on a hate-blocking spree" in an attempt to rid it of the trolls. (Read more Lily Allen stories.)

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