Lady Gaga defends ‘brave’ Christine Blasey Ford, discusses own sexual assault

The Star Is Born actress praised Ford for speaking out against Brett Kavanaugh

Lady Gaga has defended Dr Christine Blasey Ford for testifying against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Speaking on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday (October 4), Gaga said Dr Ford was “brave” for making her sexual assault allegation public.

Dr Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party in 1982. Kavanaugh denies her claims.

Gaga, who plays the lead role in new movie A Star is Born, told Colbert that Dr Ford “was brave enough to share it with the world to protect this country.”

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

The singer and actress explained how sexual assault can change the way people process the event.

A sexual assault survivor herself, Gaga said: “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 shuts it so that we can survive the pain.”

She added that sexual assault “also does a lot of other things, it can cause body pain, it can cause, you know, baseline elevations in anxiety.

“It can cause complete avoidance of wanting to even remember or think about what happened to you.”

Earlier this week President Donald Trump mocked Dr Ford’s memory loss following the alleged sexual assault.

Gaga said to Colbert that it was “one of the most upsetting things” she has ever witnessed.

Kavanaugh today (October 5) faces a ‘procedural’ vote concerning his nomination to the US Supreme Court, which brings an end debating time about his candidacy and pushes forward his confirmation.