Lady Gaga appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thursday night to promote her new film but the conversation quickly turned somber as Gaga and Colbert began to discuss politics. Lady Gaga, a sexual assault survivor herself, offered a heartfelt and compassionate defense of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the first of three women who have leveled allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
More specifically, Gaga was flabbergasted by President Donald Trump’s offensive mocking of Dr. Blasey Ford at a Missouri rally, where he cruelly blasted her credibility by speculating that her memories were untrustworthy. He also questioned the timing of her charges suggesting she coordinated the false accusations to coincide with Kavanaugh’s nomination hearing.
Lady Gaga continued in this spectacular interview to say, “If someone is assaulted or experiences trauma, there is science and scientific proof — it’s biology — that people change. The brain changes. And literally what it does, is it takes the trauma and it puts it in a box and it files it away and it shuts it so that we can survive the pain.” She went on to offer the idea that Kavanaugh’s recent turn in the spotlight “triggered” the painful memories for Blasey Ford and therefore explains the 36 year wait to speak out.
Gaga sensitively remarked, “When that box opened, she was brave enough to share it with the world to protect this country.” She then went on to offer her own courageous experience of speaking out about her sexual assault saying, “I didn’t tell anyone for, I think, seven years. I didn’t know how to think about it. I didn’t know how to accept it. I didn’t know how not to blame myself, or think it was my fault. It was something that really changed my life. It changed who I was completely.”
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