“Breaking the Silence: Lady Gaga Opens Up about Transformative Experience after Teenage Rape”

During a recent interview, Lady Gaga opened up about the impact that being sexually assaulted as a teenager had on her life. The singer, who was raped at 19, spoke candidly about how the experience has shaped her since. The day after the interview, she performed her powerful tribute song, Til It Happens to You, at Billboard’s Women in Music event in New York, where she was accompanied by her fiancé, Taylor Kinney.

Confident: Lady Gaga wowed in all-white satin two-piece set, revealing her toned body while heading to Billboard's 10th Annual Women in Music luncheon with her fiancé, Taylor Kinney, in New York City on Friday

Lady Gaga turned heads in a stunning white two-piece satin outfit while attending Billboard’s 10th Annual Women in Music luncheon in New York City on Friday with her fiancé, Taylor Kinney. She spoke about her recent role in promoting The Hunting Ground, a documentary on campus rape, sharing that healing oneself is a complicated and personal process. Lady Gaga, now 29, admitted that she kept her traumatic experience to herself for seven years and struggled with accepting and coping with the emotional aftermath. There were times when she even blamed herself for the attack, causing a complete change in her life, body, and thoughts.

Dazzling: The 29-year-old stepped out one day after she candidly talked about the aftermath of her rape; pictured at Friday's Billboard Women in Music luncheon in New York City

The 29-year-old celebrity made a dazzling appearance in New York City, just a day after revealing her personal experience with rape. She shared that she once blamed herself for the violent act, wondering if her provocative clothing and behavior had somehow led to it. However, she has since transformed her pain into newfound strength and determination.

Proud: Full of confidence, her positive demeanour could have been down to her speaking out about a very traumatic incident which she says changed her completely

Proud: Full of confidence, her positive demeanour could have been down to her speaking out about a very traumatic incident which she says changed her completely

Displaying her love for tattoos, the enthusiast proudly flaunted her body art.

Out and about: The star and her fiance heading to the Billboard luncheon on Friday

Going out and about: The celebrity and her partner were spotted on their way to the Billboard luncheon last Friday.

In her own words, she shared that when people ask if something has hurt her or caused damage, she thinks to herself that they don’t truly know her and what she’s been through. She believes that one should acknowledge their pain and use it as a positive aspect of themselves. Her aim now is to motivate and encourage other women.

Power couple: The Applause singer stunned in the light hued ensemble, wearing a silky maxi skirt and cleavage-revealing bralette while Taylor looked dapper in an all-black suit

Power couple: The Applause singer stunned in the light hued ensemble, wearing a silky maxi skirt and cleavage-revealing bralette while Taylor looked dapper in an all-black suit

A dynamic duo: The performer of the hit song Applause looked absolutely gorgeous in a pale-colored outfit, featuring a flowy long skirt and a revealing bralette, while her partner Taylor looked suave and sophisticated in a sleek black suit.

Dazzling: The beauty styled her platinum blonde hair sleek with a fringe and opted for minimal makeup for the lunchtime event

The stunning woman styled her hair sleek with a fringe and kept it simple with minimal makeup for her appearance at a lunchtime event. During the event, she expressed her concern for the young people who come to see her perform, stating that many of them carry secrets that are weighing them down. She encouraged them to let go of their pain, stating that they shouldn’t keep it inside like an old apple going bad. The artist appeared at Cipriani on 42nd Street alongside other female performers such as Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Ciara. She also shared a heartwarming moment with her friend and collaborator, Tony Bennett, on the red carpet.

Charming: Taylor who couldn't keep his eyes off of his bride-to-be, proved to be the ultimate gentleman as gave her a helping up the steps

Charming: Taylor who couldn't keep his eyes off of his bride-to-be, proved to be the ultimate gentleman as gave her a helping up the steps

Taylor was absolutely smitten with his future wife and could hardly take his eyes off of her. He proved to be a true gentleman by offering her a helping hand as she climbed the steps. It was a truly charming moment that showcased his kindness and thoughtfulness.

Showstopper: The Edge Of Glory artist wore sky high heels, adding delicate diamond stud earrings and her engagement ring for a sparkling touch

Showstopper: The Edge Of Glory artist wore sky high heels, adding delicate diamond stud earrings and her engagement ring for a sparkling touch

The performer of “The Edge Of Glory” stole the show with her towering heels, complemented by dainty diamond stud earrings and her engagement ring, which added a dazzling flair to her look.

On the go: The lovebirds, who met on the set of her music video, 'You And I,' became engaged in February 2015, after dating for four years

While on the move, the romantic couple, who first met while working on her music video “You And I,” got engaged in February 2015 following a four-year relationship. She was recently named Woman of the Year by Billboard and was presented the award by her mother, Cynthia Germanotta. In front of the audience, she expressed how challenging it can be for women in the music industry, describing it as an exclusive boys club that is difficult to penetrate. “Women bring a unique and special wisdom to music,” she added, citing their ability to bear life and go through experiences that no one else does as their distinct perspective. Furthermore, she emphasized the importance of equality and ended her speech with a statement directed at those who doubted her: “I couldn’t wait to prove you wrong.”

Loved: The singer appeared to be in good spirits with her beau Taylor Kinney on her arm

The songstress seemed to be in high spirits as she walked alongside her partner, Taylor Kinney. Their presence together brought about a sense of warmth and affection.

Old friends: The singer posed up with close pal Tony Bennett - whom she currently has a Christmas campaign with for Barnes and Noble

The vocalist took a photo together with her dear friend Tony Bennett, with whom she is presently collaborating for a Christmas promotion at Barnes and Noble.

Festive fur babies: Lady Gaga and fiancé Taylor Kinney were seen leaving Cipriani 42nd St with their dogs on Friday after she scooped the Billboard Woman of The Year award

The furry companions of Gaga and Taylor joined them as they exited from Cipriani 42nd St, adding to the festive vibes.

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