In an attempt to educate people about post-traumatic stress disorder, Lady Gaga recently opened up about her own struggles with the illness during a segment for Today — in which she revealed that her PTSD had been caused by sexual assault.
While many people applauded Gaga for her honesty and willingness to speak out about this issue, one person doubted her claims: Piers Morgan. And he took to Twitter to refute them.
Morgan first tweeted that Madonna and Gaga had both made allegations of rape, but he seemed to cast doubt on their claims writing that there was "No police complaint, no charges, no court case."
No.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 10, 2016
Lady Gaga & Madonna have both made ALLEGATIONS of rape many years after the event.
No police complaint, no charges, no court case. https://t.co/N8oWjcMKAC
I wouldn't automatically believe anything either Madonna or Lady Gaga claimed about their lives. https://t.co/4JJcP17cjp— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 12, 2016
I know numerous soldiers with PTSD, it's a very serious thing.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 13, 2016
I also know people who claim to have it but clearly don't.
Let's talk... https://t.co/ZTk5mSZLBt
Morgan also mentioned PTSD, claiming that it was something that "soldiers on battlefields" get.
I come from a big military family.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 10, 2016
It angers me when celebrities start claiming 'PTSD' about everything to promote themselves. https://t.co/IeSiGQkOjb
However, Gaga responded to the messages in a calm and eloquent way, telling Morgan that she would like to sit down with him and discuss PTSD, adding that "it's not just a 'military' disorder. There is a mental health youth epidemic."
@piersmorgan I've work w/ our VP Joe Biden on helping educate people about why women don't report, would love to share it w/ you some time.— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) December 13, 2016
@piersmorgan would also love to talk with you about PTSD, that it's not just a "military" disorder. There is a mental health youth epidemic.— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) December 13, 2016
@piersmorgan if anyone in your family suffers from it, I pray they have more good days than bad. It has affected me & my whole family.— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) December 13, 2016
After an exchange in tweets, the pair agreed to have an interview to discuss the topics.
OK, you're on.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 13, 2016
Let's do an interview about this & you can tell me why I'm wrong to be sceptical. https://t.co/CFLOL06Emq
@piersmorgan Let's do that & yes Mr. Morgan, I can handle u. Suprised you would question that. Was that the 1st question of our interview?— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) December 13, 2016
This should be a worthwhile interview if it does go ahead, so watch this space.
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