Lady Gaga's Grandma Praises Her for Speaking Out About her Sexual Assault

Lady Gaga may not have won the Academy Award this year, but her openness about sexual assault is inspiring many.

Some time last year Lady Gaga began a public conversation about rape and sexual assault by speaking candidly about her own tragic experience with abuse

She was recently nominated for and Oscar for 'Til It Happens to You''- a song she penned for a documentary about campus sexual assaults.

The 29-year-old singer performed the hit at the awards ceremony earlier this week and received a standing ovation and well-deserved praise from fans. 

However, perhaps the person most proud of Gaga was her own grandmother - whom she never told about her sexual assault. 

"My grandmother (in the middle) and my Aunt Sheri (on the right) both called me the day after the Oscars because I never told them I was a survivor," Gaga wrote on Instagram.

"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.'

"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."
 

 

My grandmother (in the middle) and my Aunt Sheri (on the right) 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. 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." 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

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Gaga has inspired and comforted many young women with her story - even her celebrity admirers.

Following Gaga's Academy Awards performance, supermodel Jaime King decided to speak out about her own sexual assault, which allegedly began when she was 12. 

"Thank you @ladygaga - I finally felt a true healing from years of abuse as a minor in the industry. Time to be brave," She Tweeted at the time.

Since then, Jaime has posted on Instagram thanking Gaga again, along with other friends including Lena Dunham and 'TS' - most likely, Jaime's most high profile friend, Taylor Swift.

"Now I am free, somewhat. Thank you for the switch that went off inside finally when I realized my silence said I cannot help nor change and that is not who I am. I love you all very much for creating a safe space. The time is now. I was about 14 here, it started at 12," she wrote.

 

 

SURVIVOR - Thank you @kyle_newman for loving me whole | My children | @lenadunham for her relentless bravery that always leads my Spirit to stand up| Dr. Randy Harris for YEARS of empathy | Michael Hayes @awaketolove ~ there are no words | Dr. Allan Phillips | @erikaklein | @ladygaga | #DianeWarren for breaking me whole last night and tonight| TS I love you for being there no matter what| Thank you to the only people I have told | Thank you to @damhave ~ you know why | Thank you @hooligandreamer| Thank you @amandadecadenet | Thank you to @unwomen & all organizations that have tirelessly worked to somehow comfort & make right | Thank you to myself to not choosing to not make this a cover story though that was what was suggested to me but to express from my heart to you all personally which felt the most honest way for me to speak | Thank you to my Soul, body, mind, emotions, my inner child, my younger self, I love you. It's a night of celebration, of change, of not being ashamed of your race, creed color, situation, circumstances and environment, or past. Now I am free, somewhat. Thank you for the switch that went off inside finally when I realized my silence said I cannot help nor change and that is not who I am. I love you all very much for creating a safe space. The time is now. I was about 14 here, it started at 12. Peace Be Still ??

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