International musician, Lady Gaga, was raped as a young lady, but she never mentioned it to any member of her family, till her Oscars performance. 29-year-old Lady Gaga, had to speak to her relatives about the rape attack she suffered 10 years ago, when she was just a 19-year-old. The fierce pop star said she had been “too ashamed and afraid” to confide in her relatives, after the attack. Her family members only found out she had been raped, at the 2016 Oscars. Her family members told her they were proud of her for her bravery in speaking out about her ordeal, publicly.
Sharing a picture of her grandmother and her aunt on Instagram, she posted this emotional caption:
“My grandmother (in the middle) and my Aunt Sheri (on the right) both called me the day after the Oscars because I never told them I was a survivor. I was too ashamed. Too afraid. And it took me a long time to even admit it to myself because I’m Catholic and I knew it was evil but I thought it was my fault. I thought it was my fault for ten years. The morning after the Oscars when I talked to my grandmother Ronnie, with tears in her eyes I could hear them welling through the phone she said to me “My darling granddaughter, I’ve never been more proud of you than I am today.” Something I have kept a secret for so long that I was more ashamed of than anything– became the thing the women in my life were the most proud of. And not just any women, the ones I look up to the most. #BeBrave #speakup #tilithappenstoyou”