One of the renowned pop singer, Lady Gaga featured on the premiere episode of Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry's new Apple TV+ unscripted series, The Me You Can't See. In the episode, they were discussing mental health and amidst the conversation, Gaga revealed her painful sexual assault experience when she was just 19. She spoke about her nonconsensual sex and that she was ‘dropped her off pregnant on a street corner’. Recalling the early days in her music career, Lady Gaga said at the age of 19, a record producer who threatened 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, Lady 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 Poker Face singer revealed she had a ‘total psychotic break’ after the traumatic incident and that she was not the same girl. “The way that I feel when I feel pain is how I felt after I was raped. I've had so many MRIs and scans. They don't find nothing, but your body remembers,” she recalled.
Lady Gaga also opened up on self-harm and said that it doesn’t help in fact it makes you feel worse. ALSO READ: Five Suspects Charged In Lady Gaga’s Dognapping Case Including Woman Who Returned Them To Police
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