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It's taken years for Lady Gaga to open up about her struggles with PTSD and being raped at 19. While most have applauded her for having the courage to discuss her traumatic experiences, Piers Morgan now questions if they ever took place. 

On Saturday, December 10, the British talk-show host tweeted that Gaga lied about both of her 2016 confessions.

Morgan claims only soldiers who have fought in battle can have PTSD.

He also suggested that having PTSD has become "the latest celebrity accessory."

Then he went on to speculate that both Gaga and Madonna have been lying about their sexual assaults because they were never proven in a court of law.

Morgan's allegations came directly after Gaga commended Madonna on her Billboard Women in Music speech, where she described her traumatic experience of being raped. 

On Tuesday, December 13, Gaga responded to the criticism and decided to take the high road when it came to confronting Morgan's outlandish claims.

Instead of attacking him, she offered to sit down with him and have a detailed conversation about issues surrounding sexual assault and PTSD among young people.

She also told Morgan, "If anyone in your family suffers from it, I pray they have more good days than bad. It has affected me and my whole family."

He responded, "I know numerous soldiers with PTSD, it's a very serious thing. I also know people who claim to have it but clearly don't. Let's talk..."

Morgan agreeded to meet with Gaga...

...but Gaga made it clear that the interview would only take place if she received his respect.

Before Morgan sits down with Gaga, he better read up on some facts surrounding these two huge issues.

After all, as Emily Jacob, a rape survivor and founder of ReConnected Life, pointed out in her recent letter for The Huffington Post, experiences with sexual assault have been known to cause PTSD in more than a few instances.

"One in two women who are raped will develop PTSD. PTSD is not confined to war veterans. Some other ways to develop PTSD — one in five firefighters will develop it, one in three teenage survivors of car crashes ... Let me repeat myself, 50% of women who are raped will develop PTSD," she wrote in response to Morgan's tweets.

All we can do is hope that their talk correctly educates and informs people who share Morgan's "opinion."