Lady Gaga: ‘My Family Never Knew I Was Raped At 19’.

Lady Gaga’s family discovered she was raped only after her Oscars performance. She never told them that she was “a victim”, no, “a survivor” of sexual assault.

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In 2014, Gaga publicly revealed that she was raped at the age of 19. Though the information wasn’t a secret, surprisingly her aunt and grandmother didn’t know about the incident until she performed at the Oscars in a way we’ve never seen before.

Her solid performance came with the song titled ‘Till It Happens To You’. The song was a collaboration with Diane Warren for a documentary (The Hunting Ground) about rape and violence on college campuses.

While on stage after her performance, she took pictures with other 50 real rape survivors.

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In her online post after the ceremony, Gaga wrote:

“I was too ashamed. Too afraid. And it took me a long time to even admit it to myself because I’m Catholic and I knew it was evil but I thought it was my fault,”

“I thought it was my fault for ten years. The morning after the Oscars when I talked to my grandmother Ronnie, with tears in her eyes I could hear them welling through the phone she said to me ‘My darling granddaughter, I’ve never been more proud of you than I am today”.

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Gaga also poured out her emotions to millions of followers with the hope that her pain will empower every woman who has walked in her shoes:

“Something I have kept a secret for so long that I was more ashamed of than anything– became the thing the women in my life were the most proud of”.

“And not just any women, the ones I look up to the most. #BeBrave #speakup #tilithappenstoyou.”

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Oh, my lady Gaga. So sorry about the sad experience.

3 thoughts on “Lady Gaga: ‘My Family Never Knew I Was Raped At 19’.

  1. Whoever wrote this article did a very poor job. It looks like they are celebrating being raped. What lesson is to be gained from being raped? What does anyone reading this have to take from it? Be proud to say that you have been raped? This is a lot of crap. It could have been written better with the rapist feeling like crap. what ever does “till it happens to you” mean?

    1. Hi, Uwaye.
      Please don’t be mad at me for the article. No one will ever celebrate being raped – boy or girl – but sadly, it happens everywhere all the time.
      In my opinion, “staying strong” and “speaking up” are the lessons to be learnt.
      A lot of women committed suicide after being raped. Many kept it a secret and died with it.
      Lastly, #tilithappenstoyou is a campaign imploring everyone to join hands together and say NO to rape. It doesn’t need to happen to you first.
      In essence, she’s saying we don’t need to wait until we or the people we love suffer the same fate. Everyone can support the campaign against rape in cash or kind.

  2. Just desire to say your article is as astonishing. The clearness
    in your post is simply great. Sorry to Lady Gaga for getting raped. Or I should say shame to those who raped her.