Lady Gaga was sexually assaulted: Singer says record producer raped her at 19 and more
Singer, actress Lady Gaga revealed her painful sexual assault experience when she was 19 in a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey
International singer and Hollywood actor Lady Gaga has recently opened up about her sexual assault at 19. In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga revealed about nonconsensual sex and that she was ‘dropped off pregnant on a street corner’
In the latest episode of Oprah Winfrey's chat show 'The Me You Can't See', Lady Gaga talked about mental health, personal and professional life etc.
Amidst the conversation, Gaga shared her painful sexual assault experience when she was just 19 by a record producer.
Remembering the early days in her music career, Lady Gaga said at the age of 19, a record producer scared her to burn her records and demanded her take off her clothes raped her.
"I was 19 years old, and I was working in the business, and a producer said to me, 'Take your clothes off'. And I said no. And I left, and they told me they were going to burn all of my music. And they didn't stop. They didn't stop asking me, and I just froze and I—I don't even remember,” she said.
Sharing details about her nonconsensual sex that led to pregnancy, Gaga added, “First I felt full-on pain, then I went numb. And then I was sick for weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks after, and I realised that it was the same pain that I felt when the person who raped me dropped me off pregnant on a corner. At my parents' house because I was vomiting and sick. Because I'd been being abused. I was locked away in a studio for months.”
The singer also said that she had a ‘total psychotic break’ after the horrible incident and was not the same girl.
"I had a total psychotic break, and for a couple years, I was not the same girl. The way that I feel when I feel pain was how I felt after I was raped. I've had so many MRIs and scans where they don't find nothing. But your body remembers," added Gaga.
In the interview, she also opened up on self-harm and said that it doesn’t help in fact, it makes you feel worse.