Lady Gaga’s Relatives Found Out She’d Been Raped At The Oscars

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The ‘Poker Face’ hitmaker was “too ashamed and afraid” to confide in relatives including her grandmother and aunt about the attack she sustained when she was 19 years old.

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However, following her performance of ‘Til It Happens to You’ – from the rape documentary ‘The Hunting Ground – at Sunday’s (28.02.16) Academy Awards, her relatives told her how “proud” they were of her for being brave enough to speak out and that meant the world to her.

Alongside a picture of Ronnie and Sheri, she wrote on Instagram: “My grandmother and my Aunt Sheri 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.

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“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.” (sic)”

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And Gaga has urged other people in her situation to “speak up” about their ordeals.

She added: “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 (sic)”

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Photos: REX

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