Watch Lady Gaga Have Some Incredibly Powerful Words About Surviving Sexual Assault
content warning: sexual assault
Lady Gaga is currently doing the talk show rounds worldwide to promote her incredible new film ‘A Star Is Born’ and her latest interview is going viral for very good reason.
Appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the superstar used the opportunity to speak out about the biggest legal case in America right now: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford vs. Brett Kavanaugh.
After hearing Trump’s comment that dismissed the validity of the woman’s accusations because of when the assault allegedly happened, Gaga defended Dr. Blasey Ford with a powerful statement that explained the trauma that sexual assault survivors - like herself - go through.
"I am a sexual assault survivor,” she began saying. “Trump the other day was speaking at a rally, and he said, ‘She has no memory of how she got to the party. Should we trust that she remembers the assault?’ And the answer is ‘yes’.”
“The brain changes. What it does is it takes the trauma and it puts it in a box and it files it away and shuts it so that we can survive the pain. And it also does a lot of other things.”
“If someone is assaulted or experiences trauma, there’s science and scientific proof – it’s biology – that people change,” she emotionally explained.
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“What I believe that I have seen is that when this woman saw that Judge Kavanaugh was going to be possibly put in the highest position of power in the judicial system of this country, she was triggered, and that box opened. And when that box opened, she was brave enough to share it with the world to protect this country.”
The powerful statement stunned the host and audience into complete silence, and is now going viral on social media as it resonates with people around the world.
A quick message to anyone suffering in silence: we believe you, we stand with you, and we are ready to support you.
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