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Lady Gaga opens up about being raped as a teen

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Lady Gaga opens up about being raped as a teen

LADY GAGA. The singer opens up about being sexually assaulted.

Screenshot from Lady Gaga's Instagram

The 'Rain on Me' singer shares that she experienced a 'total psychotic break' after the assault

Lady Gaga has opened up about her past trauma, sharing that she was raped and fell pregnant when she was 19 years old.

In the new series The Me You Can’t See, the pop superstar said she was raped by a music producer, with the assault leaving her pregnant.

“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,” she said.

“And I left and they told me they were going to burn all my music. And they didn’t stop. They didn’t stop asking me, and then I just froze and I just – I don’t even remember,” she continued, fighting back tears.

She went on to say that she will not name the person who raped her.

“I understand this Me Too movement, and I understand that people feel really comfortable with this and I do not. I do not wanna face that person ever again,” she said.

Lady Gaga shared that years after the assault, she went to see a doctor for chronic pain. She was then referred to a psychiatrist who diagnosed her with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) – a condition she first spoke about publicly in 2016.

“First I felt full-on pain, then I went numb. I realized it was the same pain I felt when the person who raped me dropped me off pregnant on the corner at my parents’ house, because I was vomiting and sick. Because I was being abused. I was locked away in a studio for months,” she said.

“I had a total psychotic break, and for a couple years, I was not the same girl,” she said.

In the same episode, she spoke about her struggles with self-harm, and how even after being okay for months, she could be triggered only once to think about hurting herself again.

“I learned all the ways to pull myself out of it,” she said.

The Me You Can’t See is a docuseries that features various people opening up about their struggles with mental health. It premiered on Apple TV on May 21. – Rappler.com