Lady Gaga Passionately Explains Why We Should Believe Christine Blasey Ford

"She was brave enough to share it with the world."

Stephen Colbert welcomed Lady Gaga to The Late Show on Thursday to promote her new film A Star is Born, but their interview also touched on the current political climate. Gaga spoke passionately about the accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and praised Christine Blasey Ford for her testimony.

When asked if she was comfortable talking about politics, Gaga told Colbert to "bring it on," calling the situation with Kavanaugh and Ford "one of the most upsetting things I've ever witnessed." 


Gaga went on to address recent comments from President Donald Trump questioning how Dr. Ford could not remember how she got to the party where she says Kavanaugh assaulted her. She spoke as a sexual assault survivor herself, explaining why we should trust Ford's memory.

"If someone is assaulted or experiences trauma, there is science ... that people change, the brain changes," Gaga explained. "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."

"What I believe that I 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," Gaga continued. "And when that box opened, she was brave enough to share it with the world, to protect this country."

Lady Gaga has been an advocate for sexual assault survivors for several years now. She was nominated for an Academy Award for the song "Til It Happens to You" from the documentary The Hunting Ground, and was joined on stage at the Oscars by a group of 50 survivors. She has also worked with former President Joe Biden on the It's On Us campaign to end sexual assault on college campuses.

Gaga has also spoken out about her struggle with PTSD, explaining, "My own trauma in my life has helped me understand the trauma of others."

Hear everything Gaga had to say in the video below:


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