Lady Gaga's fierce support of Dr. Ford left Colbert and his audience completely speechless
Last week, Lady Gaga appeared on “Late Night With Stephen Colbert” to promote her latest movie “A Star is Born.” At one point during her interview, Colbert asked her to talk about politics.
He asked her for her thoughts on the Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh debate. Her response left him speechless.
After speaking about her movie “A Star is Born,” Lady Gaga tackled the political climate in the US. Stephen Colbert asked her for her views on the Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh debacle.
Her opening response was:
"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."
I was so ready for this today. https://t.co/FKMISa0a2V— Rebecca Carroll (@rebel19) October 5, 2018
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Lady Gaga passionately explained why she believed and supported Ford especially as a sexual assault survivor herself.
“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’ … And I also know this woman is smart because she’s a psychologist – she’s no dummy.”
This killed me. It killed me with TRUTH. It's not rocket science, it's BRAIN science. Anyone who studies trauma will concur. Anyone who has been traumatized will concur. It is FACT.— James Morrison (@JamesPMorrison) October 5, 2018
THE. BOX. OPENED. Brilliant. Thank you. I love you @ladygaga Thank you. https://t.co/tBx3kYMYGP
The musician and actress went on to explain how science proved that a person who has experienced sexual assault or trauma goes through brain and sometimes body changes. She explained how the brain files the trauma in a box and closes it to help us survive the pain.
Lady Gaga described how the trauma can cause body changes, body pain, and elevation in anxiety. She also explained how some survivors filed the memory away and allowed themselves to forget it happened.
The singer explained:
“But what I believe that 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. And when that box opened, she was brave enough to share it with the world to protect this country.”
Her powerful explanation had Colbert speechless and the audience couldn’t help but clap. Lady Gaga has been a proud activist that has advocated for sexual assault survivors and the LGBTQ+ community.
One of Ford’s attorneys, Debra Katz, has revealed how she has been forced out of her home. Katz said it was going to be "quite some time" before she and her family could return home.
The attorney said:
"Her family has been through a lot. They are not living at home. It’s going to be quite some time before they’re able to live at home. The threats have been unending. It’s deplorable."