Lady Gaga is standing strong with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and taking Donald Trump to task for mocking the professor for her testimony about the alleged sexual assault at the hands of Brett Kavanaugh.
The “A Star Is Born” actress, who’s a sexual assault survivor herself, spoke candidly with Stephen Colbert on Thursday.
“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,” she told the talk show host.
Coming to Dr. Ford’s defense, Gaga recalls her own sexual assault experience and her disgust for President Trump’s speech where he critiqued Ford’s testimony.
“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 assaulted 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.”
Lady Gaga went on to praise Dr. Ford for her bravery.
“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 added. “And when that box opened, she was brave enough to share it with the world to protect this country.”
Lady Gaga isn’t the only celebrity who’s been moved by Dr. Ford.