Lady Gaga has made major strides as an advocate for victims of sexual violence, both through her nonprofit work and her musical tribute "Til It Happens To You," which was featured in The Hunting Ground, a documentary on campus rape. Part of her motivation to contribute to the cause is personal experience: late last year, she first opened up about being raped as a teenager by a producer she was working with. At a TimesTalks panel yesterday (Dec. 10) to promote The Hunting Ground, the singer elaborated on her experience, sharing just how challenging it was to overcome.
“Because of the way that I dress, and the way that I'm provocative as a person, I thought that I had brought it on myself in some way, that it was my fault." Gaga told the panel.