In the latest claim related to their messy split, Demi Lovato's former fiancé Max Ehrich now alleges that the pop star "used" him as part of a "calculated PR stunt."
According to Just Jared, Max went on Instagram Live early on Oct. 2 to claim that Demi had ulterior motives in their short-lived relationship.
"It's just the craziest thing. This is the most bizarre experience that I hope no one ever has to experience, ever. Because no person deserves to feel this way," he said before speaking about other recent high-profile splits.
"Pete Davidson didn't deserve to feel this way. Do you think he wrote that text to Mac Miller?" Max said, referring to Ariana Grande's exes. "Open your eyes. Calculated PR stunt, but my team is going to hate me for saying any of this."
Max ended his video by saying, "I was in love. The whole world should f–king know it. I thought I found the real deal, now I found out that I was used. But I hope the song is number one, because you know what, if that's what someone wants in the material world, here you go, you have it. I hope this makes you happy. Enjoy. You just lost someone who loved you fully, completely, infinitely, for everything."
Although Demi and Max's is barely more than a week old, much has happened. On Sept. 30, Demi leaked her own breakup song on Twitter. Reports claim that the song was written a while ago, but the pop star changed the lyrics after the split.
The lyrics are rather heartbreaking. "I'm a mess and I'm still broken … I don't have much but at least I still have me … and that's all I need," she sings.
TMZ claimed that Demi didn't want to wait to release the song because she was so embarrassed and frustrated with the former "The Young and the Restless" star's antics.
Just says before the song was released, Max claimed that he learned of the split via the media, something Demi's inner circle disputed. Then, Max claimed they hadn't "officially" broken up because they hadn't spoken to each other. Demi's team again claimed otherwise. He then pleaded for Demi to take him back. Somewhere in there, Max also claimed Demi's manager, Scooter Braun, was trying to muzzle him.
On Oct. 2, after his early morning Instagram video, which appears to be taken down, Max claimed he was being bullied.
"I'm truly not sure how much more of the manipulated media & cyber bullying me as a human being can handle before it's too much to breathe," he said on Instagram. "I ask you kindly to please stop and see a hurting human being behind this phone screen who just publicly had his heart shattered."