Piers Morgan Doesn’t Believe Lady Gaga Was Raped, They Will Discuss It On TV

During a pre-taped Today appearance last week, Lady Gaga revealed that she suffers from PTSD. The news comes two years after the musician told the public that she’d been raped at 19, and though her PTSD is triggered by multiple traumas, that incident in her teens contributes to the condition. She tweeted the following after the Today segment aired:

When Madonna took the stage to accept her award for Woman Of The Year at Billboard’s Women In Music event, she took the opportunity to discuss the assault she penned an essay about back in 2013. Like Lady Gaga, Madonna was also 19-years-old when she was raped at knifepoint. Lady Gaga tweeted a message of support to Madonna thanking her for frank speech yesterday:

What does Piers Morgan have to do with this, you ask? Well, in the grand tradition of Big Mighty Men having an opinion on things they need not have an opinion on, Morgan decided to tweet a critique of Lady Gaga and Madonna’s lived experience. Here is what he had to say:

Unsurprisingly, Lady Gaga went in. She replied to Morgan’s tweets with a series of polite but firm criticisms of his, er, “skepticism.”

Morgan replied to Lady Gaga’s tweet and invited her to do an interview on the subject:

So it’s settled: One of the most notable musicians in the world will now have to defend her struggles with mental health and sexual assault to a “controversial” (read: shit-stirrer) columnist and troll.