Hollywood singer Lady Gaga recently opened up about facing sexual assault from a music producer at the age of 19. Followed by teenage pregnancy, the whole incident became a traumatic ordeal for her.
The US singer shared this on a documentary called ‘The Me You Can’t See‘ hosted by Prince Harry and Oprah. Gaga revealed the assault had happened when she was just starting out in the music industry.
“I was 19 years old and I was working in the business and a producer said to me: ‘Take your clothes off,'” she said in the documentary. “I said no. And I left,” Gaga recalls.
“And they told me they were going to burn all my music and they didn’t stop asking me and then I just froze and I just… I don’t even remember,” she said in tears. She shared that the rape and pregnancy caused her post traumatic stress disorder that she still deals with, but has it under control now.
Gaga, aka Stefani Germanotta, recounted that the producer “dropped me off pregnant on a corner by my parents’ house”. She had been “locked away in a studio for months.”
Only years later, when an anxiety attack led her to the hospital did she find out that she has PTSD. “I had a total psychotic break and for a couple years I was not the same girl,” Gaga said.
“It’s like your brain goes offline and you don’t know why no one else is panicking but you’re in an ultra state of paranoia,” Gaga said. “It’s really a very real thing to feel like there’s a black cloud that is following you wherever you go telling you that you’re worthless and should die.”
She also said she even got self destructive at a certain point but therapy helped her control those urges. “I learned all the ways to pull myself out of it,” she said.
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