BY THEREDNOW STAFF
Belle Delphine has revealed she took a break from social media after being stalked and receiving death threats.
Explaining why she took a hiatus, the 20-year-old purveyor of weird content (her words not mine) said she needed to secure her privacy after stalkers turned up outside her house and sent her death threats.
Speaking to Therednow, she said: “About a year and a half ago my previous address was leaked online and was on [messageboard website] 4chan. People found this address by locating my P.O. box, and then searching using Google Maps and other software to geo-locate my house from the window in the background of my photos.
“I had people post photos of themselves outside my house at night, with their middle finger up, some during the day, and I even had a sign saying pay your taxes posted on my door, which is ironic, because I pay my taxes.
“The scariest threat was that on a video about Bianca Devins [a teenager who was killed, with images of her dead body shared online], there was a comment on that which was top which said Belle Delphine next with 1,000 likes.
“I went to the police, they were actively searching for the person who posted it and removed my old house from Google Maps.”
After some time away, Belle was planning on making a splash upon her return – but as you can see from the photos below, that didnt go to plan.
She said: “A little while ago I was going to re-launch, so I was making this video where I was going to jump off a roof into a shallow little pool, I did one tester jump and it went OK.
“Then I tried it again and kinda tripped on the wheelie thing on the chair and kinda just jumped weirdly, landing badly on my leg before flopping into the pool and landing on my arm.
“There is a video, but I dont think thats something that Im ready to show the world.”
Now though, with her limbs healed and feeling refreshed, Belle is excited to immerse herself in the online world once again.
She said: “Taking time away from the internet I think is super important for anyone to do, I mean – of course there are reasons why I took a break.
“I was getting a little bit sleepy from the internet at the time, once youre plugged in, theres no lil rest button you can press to just take a break – so I think it was a good time to take a rest.
“But I miss the internet, the internet is a fun playground, and I miss playing there.”
The internet star announced her return yesterday (Wednesday) in a YouTube video, after disappearing from social media last year without explanation.
She rose to fame on Instagram, where she had millions of followers, before eventually getting banned after violating nudity guidelines. Thereafter, her appearances online have been sporadic, but now shes back with a bang across Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and OnlyFans – where she is planning on making more adult-themed content.