“I Went Through Some Horrific Things” - Lady Gaga Reveals She Was Raped As A Teenager 6 years ago

“I Went Through Some Horrific Things” - Lady Gaga Reveals She Was Raped As A Teenager

Lady Gaga has revealed how she was raped as a teenager by a man 20 years her senior, during a radio interview.

While appearing as a guest on The Howard Stern Show, the Born This Way singer admitted she “went through some horrific things” and sought mental and physical therapy to help her through the ordeal.

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After explaining she wrote the song ‘Swine’ about the degrading of women through rape, presenter Stern pressed the singer asking:

"You keep alluding to...were you raped by a record producer?"

Although first wishing not to talk about the incident, when pressed, the 28-year old said:

“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.

“My music's been wonderful for me. But, you know, I was a shell of my former self at one point. I was not myself.

'To be fair, I was about 19. I went to Catholic school and then all this crazy stuff happened, and I was going, "Oh, is this just the way adults are?'...I was very naive.’”

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Gaga also revealed how she has not confronted her rapist since the attack, saying:

“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 singer, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, continued:

"It happens every day, and it's really scary, and it's sad. It didn't affect me as much right after as it did about four or five years later.

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"It hit me so hard. I was so traumatized by it that I was like, 'Just keep going.' Because I just had to get out of there."

The star has said she has since received treatment for the attack, and is determined to not let it affect her work:

"I don't want to be defined by it. I'll be damned if somebody's gonna say that every creatively intelligent thing that I ever did is all boiled down to one d*ckhead who did that to me.”