Lady Gaga dropped a bombshell during her interview with Howard Stern on Tuesday, claiming she had been raped by a record producer when she was 19-years-old.
“You keep alluding to – were you raped by a record producer?” Stern asked. “Is that what happened?”
“I went through some horrific things that I’m able to laugh [at] now, because I’ve gone through a lot of mental and physical therapy and emotional therapy to heal over the years. My music’s been wonderful for me. But, you know, I was a shell of my former self at one point. I was not myself. To be fair, I was about 19. I went to Catholic school and then all this crazy stuff happened, and I was going, ‘Oh, is this just the way adults are?’…I was very naïve.”
“I don’t want to be defined by it. I’ll be damned if somebody’s gonna say that every creatively intelligent thing that I ever did is all boiled down to one d—head that did that to me,” she told Stern. “I’m gonna take responsibility for all my pain looking beautiful and all the things I’ve made out of my strife. I did that.”
A lawyer for pop singer Kesha is claiming that music producer Dr. Luke is Lady Gaga’s attacker.
According to People:
Following the release of Lady Gaga’s interview with Stern, Geragos Tweeted: “#namethepervert.”
When one follower Tweeted back, guessing, “lukasz,” referring to Luke’s given name of Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald, Geragos followed up with a simple “#bingo.”
But Lady Gaga’s rep fired back at the claims that Dr. Luke was Gaga’s attacker, telling PEOPLE: “This ridiculous, manufactured link between Lady Gaga and the Kesha/Dr. Luke lawsuit is utterly incomprehensible. This simply isn’t true and how dare someone take advantage of such a sensitive matter.”
Dr. Luke’s rep is equally adamant that the events described by Gaga did not involve his client.
“Mark Geragos’s statement is completely false and defamatory,” Luke’s rep tells PEOPLE. “Luke met Lady Gaga twice for less than half an hour total in those two meetings combined. He has never been alone with her and never touched her. Neither meeting was in that time frame reported.”
Still, Geragos insisted to TMZ that he “said it because it’s true,” adding that the allegations being leveled against Bill Cosby have made women “more courageous about coming out.”