Wellington, Dec 3: Lady Gaga has revealed that she was raped when she was 19-year-old. Talking on The Howard Stern Show, Gaga confirmed she was raped by a music producer 20 years her senior, said a report.
According to The Daily Mail report, When asked about the rape she initially said: “I don’t…I don’t want to… Happy times! Let’s talk about happy things!”
But when the radio host pressed her on the issue, she was quoted as saying: “I went through some horrific things that I’m able to laugh [at] now, because I’ve gone through a lot of mental and physical therapy and emotional therapy to heal over the years.”
The report further said that when she was asked if she had ever confronted the rapist, who was 20 years older than her, she said: “I think it would terrify me. It would paralyse me. I saw him one time in a store and I was so paralysed by fear. Because it wasn’t until I was a little bit older that I went, “Wow, that was really messed up.”
The blonde beauty reportedly didn’t tell anybody about the incident at the time, but eventually decided to seek help.
Gaga told the host: “I don’t know what I was thinking. I didn’t tell anybody. And I didn’t even tell myself for the longest time. And then I was like, “You know what? All this drinking and all this nonsense, you have to go to the source, otherwise it just won’t go away. It will not go away.”
The 28-year-old reportedly stated that she went through some horrific things that she is able to laugh at now, because she has gone through a lot of mental and physical therapy and emotional therapy to heal over the years and her music’s been wonderful for her.