Lady Gaga Reveals She Was Left Pregnant After Being Raped By Music Producer At 19: I Wasn’t The Same For Years
Lady Gaga is opening up about her past experiences with sexual assault, as well as how it continued to affect her well-being.
Earlier today (Friday, May 21st), Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry‘s new docuseries The Me You Can’t See was made available on Apple TV+. The docuseries largely focuses on different aspects of mental health and emotional well-being.
In the first episode of the docuseries, Lady Gaga (real name Stefani Germanotta) opened up about a heartbreaking incident that occurred back when she was 19. According to Lady Gaga, an unnamed producer raped and impregnated her back in the early days of her career, which effectively traumatized the star. She recounted:
“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.”
“I understand this #MeToo movement, I understand that some people feel really comfortable with this, and I do not. I do not ever want to face that person again. This system is so abusive and so dangerous.”
Lady Gaga went on to describe how a hospital visit with a psychiatrist triggered the traumatic memories. She claimed:
“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 realized 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.”
This trauma caused Lady Gaga to enter into “a total psychotic break” around the same time that she won an Oscar for her contributions to A Star Is Born.
The artist stated:
“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.”
Lady Gaga continued:
“You can come back from things like that, but when it hits you really hard, it can change you. It’s a really very real thing to feel like there’s a black cloud that is following you wherever you go, telling you that you are worthless and should die. I used to scream and throw myself against the wall.”
Lady Gaga previously opened up about being raped at 19 during a past interview with Oprah Winfrey, as well as how the experience left her with PTSD.
Sending continued love and prayers for Lady Gaga!