FILE PHOTO: Woman Gaga poses on the purple carpet on the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles January 31, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Picture
Might 24, 2021
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Woman Gaga mentioned she suffered a “psychotic break” after being raped and made pregnant by a producer at age 19 as she was attempting to get a foothold within the music business.
Gaga, now 35, gave particulars of the assault in an interview for the Apple TV+ documentary “The Me You Can’t See” about psychological well being and the long run results of trauma.
“I used to be working within the enterprise, and a producer mentioned to me, ‘Take your garments off.’ And I mentioned no. I left, and so they instructed me they have been going to burn all of my music. And so they didn’t cease. They didn’t cease asking me, and I simply froze and I — I don’t even bear in mind,” mentioned the singer, who first revealed the sexual assault in 2014.
“First, I felt full-on ache, then I went numb. I used to be sick for weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks after, and I noticed that it was the identical ache that I felt when the one who raped me dropped me off, pregnant, on a nook,” she added.
The “Star is Born” singer and actress mentioned she suffered “a complete psychotic break and for a few years I used to be not the identical lady.”
Gaga refused to call the one who raped her.
“I perceive this #MeToo motion, I perceive that some folks really feel actually snug with this, and I don’t. I don’t ever wish to face that individual ever once more,” she mentioned.
Gaga in 2012 created the Born this Means Basis for folks battling psychological well being points.
She mentioned the method of therapeutic was sluggish.
“Even when I’ve six sensible months, all it takes is getting triggered as soon as to really feel unhealthy,” she mentioned.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant, Modifying by Nick Zieminski)