Lady Gaga delivered a powerful statement about the debate surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and said that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her, is protecting this country.
“What I have seen on the news with this debate of Kavanaugh versus Dr. Ford, it’s one of the most upsetting things I’ve ever witnessed,” the “A Star Is Born” actress told Stephen Colbert on Thursday.
“I am a sexual assault survivor,” she continued. “Trump the other day was speaking at a rally, and he said, ‘She has no memory of how she got to the party. Should we trust that she remembers the assault?’ And the answer is ‘yes’ … And I also know this woman is smart because she’s a psychologist – she’s no dummy. If someone is assaulted or experiences trauma, there’s science and scientific proof – it’s biology – that people change. The brain changes. 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. And it also does a lot of other things. It can cause body pain. It can cause baseline elevations in anxiety. It can cause complete avoidance of not wanting to even remember or think about what happened to you. But what I believe that have seen is that 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.
Lady Gaga has been outspoken about her sexual assault, which happened when she was 19, by a man 20 years her senior.
Ford is one of three women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Kavanaugh has categorically denied Ford’s accusation. Another woman, Deborah Ramirez, told The New Yorker last month that Kavanaugh thrust his penis in her face against her will while they were both drunk during their freshman year at Yale University.
A third woman, Julie Swetnick, came forward with a sworn statement saying Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge participated in drugging and gang rape during multiple parties from around the same time period.
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