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Lady Gaga Says She Was Raped by a Record Producer

Lady Gaga Says She Was Raped by a Record Producer

In an interview on The Howard Stern Show, Lady Gaga says a record producer raped her when she was 19. She does not name the producer (a lawyer says it’s superstar producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, who is also fielding a sexual assault charge from Ke$ha, but Gaga’s camp has denied those claims), but says she was taken advantage of and has been too scared to talk about it.

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 naïve.

She also said her music has helped her deal with the pain of her alleged assault. “I’m going to take responsibility for all my pain looking beautiful. All the things that I’ve made out of my strife, I did that” …

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