Lady Gaga has made shocking allegations that she was sexually assaulted by a music producer twice her age when she was just 19-years-old.
The explosive claims were made in a radio interview with Howard Stern overnight, where she also spoke about what she really thinks of Taylor Swift.
“I went through some horrific things that I’m able to laugh now, because I’ve gone through a lot of mental and physical therapy and emotional therapy to heal over the years,” Gaga, now 28, said.
“I was a shell of my former self at one point. I was not myself.”
The Born This Way singer said she never reported or confronted her attacker but froze when she ran into him years later.
"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,'" she said.
“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 admitted that her problems with alcohol were a result of the horrific incident and she eventually realised she needed professional help.
“I was like, ’You know what? All this drinking and all this nonsense, you have to go to the source, otherwise it just won’t go away. It will not go away.’”
The shocking revelation comes just months after Kesha claimed that she was abused by music producer Dr. Luke when she was 18.
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Kesha’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, hinted on Twitter that Dr. Luke had also abused Gaga but a rep for the singer says that’s not the case.
"It's absolutely not true… The Dr. Luke lawsuit is utterly incomprehensible. This simply isn't true and how dare someone take advantage of such a sensitive matter,” the rep said.
"Mark Geragos' statement is completely false and defamatory. Luke met Lady GaGa twice for less than half an hour total in those two meetings combined. He has never been alone with her and never touched her. Neither meeting was in that time frame reported."
Listen to the full interview with Howard Stern below (from around the 1:30 mark)…
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