Joe Biden And Lady Gaga Join Forces To Send An Important Message About Sexual Assault

"It's on us."

Former Vice President Joe Biden is teaming up with singer Lady Gaga to raise awareness about sexual assault and abuse. The two appear in a new video promoting the It's On Us campaign, which was launched by President Barack Obama in 2014 to end sexual assault and encourage people to intervene when they see it.

In the video, which was posted to Gaga's Twitter account on Wednesday, Biden calls the singer "a great friend" and "a fierce advocate," adding, "We want to make it real clear, it's on us, it's on everyone, to intervene, to stop abuse when they see it and when they hear about it."

"I am a sexual assault survivor, and I know the effects, the aftermath, the trauma — psychological, physical, mental," Gaga shared. "It can be terrifying, waking up every day feeling unsafe in your own body. But we're here to remind you that it's important to reach out to someone in your life that you can trust, and to know that they will be there to help you. There will be someone to listen."

Biden retweeted the video to his own account, writing that he was "honored" to work with Gaga, whom he described as "a woman of great courage," to "change the culture" around sexual assault.

Biden and Gaga have worked together on this issue in the past. In 2016, Biden introduced Gaga at the Oscars, where she performed her nominated song "'Til It Happens to You," for the film The Hunting Ground, which examined the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. She was joined on stage by survivors.

In February of this year, Biden praised Gaga's Super Bowl halftime performance, adding that he was "proud" to work with her on the It's On Us campaign to end sexual assault, an issue he's called the "passion of my career."

Biden and Gaga's words come at an important time, as many sexual assault survivors have been coming forward to share their stories.

Over the weekend, Gaga also spent time with former President Obama and his fellow ex-presidents at the One America Appeal concert for hurricane relief. She delivered a surprise performance at the event, which benefited victims in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean.


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