WASHINGTON: After her Oscar performance, where she revealed that she is a survivor of sexual abuse, Lady Gaga confessed that she never told her rape story to some of her family members because she had been too ashamed.
During the Oscars ceremony, the 29-year-old songstress performed her and Diane Warren’s Oscar-nominated song ‘Til It Happens to You,’ which was written for the documentary The Hunting Ground, about campus rape, reports Us magazine.
Gaga recently took to her Instagram account and shared a picture of herself with her grandmother and her aunt, revealing how her family members had reacted to the performance.
She captioned the picture, “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,” her caption further read.