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Lady Gaga was left 'depressed' by Donald Trump's Access Hollywood tape

Lady Gaga says she was left feeling "depressed" after listening to Donald Trump's off-air Access Hollywood recording in which he boasted about grabbing women by their genitals.

The businessman, who last week won the US presidential election by beating Hillary Clinton, was roundly criticised across the globe his comments in the 2005 clip, which was leaked in October.

Speaking in a new essay for Harper's Bazaar, Gaga said that she was dismayed by the audio and the fact that women were being discussed in those terms.

She said: "Here we were, in 2016, and the fact that the sort of language that was being used to talk about women was everywhere - on TV, in politics - was eye-opening. I felt depressed and hurt by it because that's what that kind of language does.

"Then I watched our incredible first lady, Michelle Obama, talk in New Hampshire about how hurt she felt seeing it too. She talked about how women are often afraid to say anything because we're worried that we will appear weak—that we'll be told we're being over-the-top, dramatic, emotional. But we're not. We're fighting for our lives."

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