As the MeToo movement continues to encourage victims of sexual assault and misconduct to speak out against their accusers, many have expressed their disapproval with the victims’ disclosures, including Donald Trump.
In fact, the Celebrity-in-Chief recently went as far as to mock Dr. Christine Blasey Ford – the professor who accused his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault back in high school – in an effort to defend his controversial Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh against Ford’s allegations of rape.
Despite criticisms, Ford has received widespread support, as many have come forward with their own sexual assault stories in the wake of Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary committee.
But, in a recent interview with Stephen Colbert, Lady Gaga, who is a sexual assault survivor herself, took exception to the mockery surrounding Ford’s allegations, and Trump’s subsequent disrespect.
“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 singer said on the late-night show.
“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 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!” Gaga said. “And I’ll tell you exactly why. I also know that this woman is smart because she’s a psychologist. She’s no dummy. If someone is assault 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.”
As she continued, she praised Dr. Ford for her courage.
“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,” she said. “And when that box opened, she was brave enough to share it with the world to protect this country.”