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Lady Gaga tells of ‘psychotic break’ after rape at 19 left her pregnant

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Lady Gaga said she suffered a “psychotic break” after being raped and made pregnant by a producer at age 19 as she was trying to get a foothold in the music industry.

Gaga, now 35, gave details of the assault in an interview for the Apple TV+ documentary “The Me You Can’t See” about mental health and the long term effects of trauma.

“I was working in the business, and a producer said to me, ‘Take your clothes off.’ And I said no. I left, and they told me they were going to burn all of my music. And they didn’t stop. They didn’t stop asking me, and I just froze and I — I don’t even remember,” said the singer, who first revealed the sexual assault in 2014.

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“First, I felt full-on pain, then I went numb. I was sick for weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks after, and I realized that it was the same pain that I felt when the person who raped me dropped me off, pregnant, on a corner,” she added.

The “Star is Born” singer and actress said she suffered “a total psychotic break and for a couple of years I was not the same girl.”

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Gaga refused to name the person who raped her.

“I understand this #MeToo movement, I understand that some people feel really comfortable with this, and I do not. I do not ever want to face that person ever again,” she said.

Gaga in 2012 created the Born this Way Foundation for people struggling with mental health issues.

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She said the process of healing was slow.

“Even if I have six brilliant months, all it takes is getting triggered once to feel bad,” she said.

Reuters

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