Lady Gaga Spoke Out In Support Of Christine Ford
Lady Gaga has passionately defended Dr Christine Blasey Ford -- and all survivors of sexual assault-- during an interview with Stephen Colbert on Friday night.
The singer said the recent debate about Dr Ford’s testimony against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is “one of the most upsetting things I have witnessed”.
Lady Gaga went on to explain that she is a survivor of sexual assault herself.
"It's heartbreaking, but I will tell you something, because I am a sexual assault survivor, and the truth is --you know.
“Trump the other day was speaking at a rally and says, 'She has no memory of how she got to the party, should we trust that she remembers the assault?'
“And the answer is yes."
Lady Gaga went on to explain what happens in the brain of someone who has experienced trauma.
“…there is a 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 shuts it, so that we can survive the pain," she said.
"It also does a lot of other things. It can cause body pain, baseline elevations in anxiety. It can cause complete avoidance of wanting to even remember or think about what happened to you."
The A Star Is Born actress then applauded Dr Ford’s bravery for publicly describing her allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh.
"...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."
Numerous celebrities have spoken publicly of their experiences of sexual assault in support of Dr Ford, including Alyssa Milano, Busy Philipps and Padma Lakshmi.
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