JoJo Siwa has claimed she was “taken advantage of” as a child star.

The former child star believes she was "taken advantage of as a kid".

JoJo, 20, has claimed she received poor business advice and did not thrive professionally as much as she should have.

"I had shady deals and yes, I got f**ked over as a kid and taken advantage of as a kid but not in a sexual way, it was a business way," she told Australian radio show Smallzy's Surgery.

While JoJo did not specify where and when she believed she had been taken advantage of, she also alluded to the stories of child abuse and exploitation that have emerged about some of Nickelodeon's shows made in the 1990s and early 2000s.

"I think that to hear children's dark stories... that child stars were groomed or child stars were in some of the worst cases molested – I mean, it so sickening," she reflected.

"But I do have to say that I really appreciate those child stars coming forward, being open about their stories, because that is stuff that I'm lucky that I didn't have to deal with. But it is still going on."

The 2024 docu-series Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV, featured a number of Nickelodeon's former child stars describing emotional and physical abuse they experienced while working at the network.