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Lady Gaga Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted at Age 19

Lady Gaga also said that she became pregnant following her sexual assault by a producer at the age of 19.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Lady Gaga in the first episode of '<em>The Me You Can't See'</em></p></div>
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Pop star Lady Gaga has shared her experience of becoming pregnant at the age of 19 after surviving sexual assault.

Speaking at the first episode of the new Apple TV+ docu-series "The Me You Can't See," co-created by Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey, Gaga spoke of her past trauma and how she was diagnosed with PTSD years later.

"I was 19 years old, and I was working in the business, and a producer said to me, 'Take your clothes off,'" she recalls.

Talking about becoming pregnant and being abandoned after it, she said, "First, I felt full-on pain, then I went numb. Then I was sick for weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks after. And 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'd been being abused, I was locked away in a studio for months."

Gaga has decided not to name her abuser. "I understand this #Metoo movement, I understand that some others feel really comfortable with this, and I do not, I do not ever want to face that person again," she said.

She also talks about her mental health years after the whole incident and recalls, "The way that I feel when I feel pain is how I felt after I was raped," she said. "I've had so many MRIs and scans. They don't find nothing, but your body remembers."
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Gaga is now 35, and talks about her own healing process, which involves sharing her experience and not "locking it away".

She shares that recovery is a slow process. "Even if I have six brilliant months, all it takes is getting triggered once to feel bad. And when I say feel bad, I mean want to cut, think about dying, wondering if I'm ever gonna do it."

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