Lady Gaga Sexual Assault Case: In the first episode of Oprah and Prince Harry’s new mental health series The Me You Can’t See, pop sensation Lady Gaga opened up about getting pregnant after she was sexually assaulted in the early years of her career. The singer was still in her teens at the time of the incident.
Lady Gaga made an appearance as a guest on the first chapter of Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry’s Apple TV+ series, The Me You Can’t See. The series focuses on discussions about mental health, the taboo surrounding it, and promotes mental well-being. The series premieres on May 21 on Apple TV+.
In The Me You Can’t See, Gaga recalled her alleged sexual assault experience. “I was 19 years old, and I was working in the business, and a producer said to me, ‘Take your clothes off,”’. The Oscar winner said that she refused and proceeded to leave but was further threatened into compliance. “They told me they were going to burn all of my music. And they didn’t stop,” Gaga said as she broke down in tears.
The 35-year-old said that she did not want to name the producer who assaulted her because she never wants to face him again in life. She went on to share that she got pregnant from the alleged assault. Another shocking revelations made by Gaga was that the music producer had locked her up in their studio for “months”.
Gaga went on to talk about dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after the alleged sexual assault. “First I felt full-on pain, then I went numb,”the Bad Romance singer shared about a time when she went to a hospital for physical pain and numbness and got a psychiatrist sent to see her instead of a normal medical doctor.
According to Lady Gaga, the trauma and the pain haunted her for a long time. She felt a change in herself by the pain she had endured, which further led to a psychotic break. “I had a total psychotic break, and for a couple of years, I was not the same girl,” she said.
Lady Gaga went on to talk about how she used to use self-harm as an outlet for her pain and her trauma. She said that cutting herself or throwing herself against the wall made her feel worse instead of better. “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.” Gaga said.
The star concluded the episode on a hopeful note by explaining that after many failures, she has now slowly healed from the abuse. “I learned all the ways to pull myself out of it. It all started to slowly change.” Gaga shared.
Lady Gaga has often used her voice to speak up on sexual abuse cases and mental illness issues. She also gave an empowering speech at the Elle Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration event in 2018 and said, “As a sexual assault survivor who is still not brave enough to say his name, I decided, today I wanted to take the power back. Today, I wear the pants”. Read more on that here.