Lady Gaga has revealed she suffered a mental breakdown after a sexual assault that led to pregnancy.
The artist was 19 when she was assaulted by a male music producer, who threatened to destroy her if she did not take her clothes off.
She says her accused rapist then “dropped me off pregnant on the street… because I was sick and vomiting.”
Years later, she had “a total psychotic breakdown” and was in an “extreme state of paranoia” because of the trauma.
Stefani Germanotta, professionally known as Lady Gaga, was speaking on the first episode of “The Me You Can’t See” Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey’s new Apple TV+ series, which deals with the stigma around mental health.
She broke down in tears as she described her rape, which happened during her early days in the music industry.
“I was 19 years old, and I was working in the music industry, and a producer intimidated me, take my clothes off,” she remembered. “I said no, and I turned away, and they told me they would burn all of my music. And they didn’t back down.
“They didn’t stop asking me, and I don’t even remember.”
Now, 35-years-old the singer said she would never point out her attacker.
“I understand that some people feel very comfortable with this #MeToo movement, and I do not,” she continued. “I don’t want to face that person ever again.”
Gaga first revealed her rape in 2015 and addressed it in songs like ‘Til It Happens To You and Swine.
She said her breakdown began years later- and was still underway when she received her Oscar for A Star Is Born in 2019.
“First I felt full-on pain, then I didn’t felt my own body, and then I was sick for weeks,” she recalled. “I just felt numb.”
The pop star said that the trauma had changed her as a human being and would never leave her.
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