Biden, Gaga release PSA on sexual assault


Former Vice President Joe Biden and musician Lady Gaga released a video on Wednesday urging action against sexual assault. 

“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, and to intervene,” Biden says in the minute-long video posted on Lady Gaga’s Twitter account. 

“No man has a right to raise a hand to a woman for any reason other than self-defense, ever. Period,” he continued. 

The tweet promotes the “It’s On Us” campaign launched in 2014 by Biden and former President Obama. The initiative is aimed at ending sexual assault on college campuses.

“I am a sexual assault survivor, and I know the effects, the aftermath, the trauma — psychological, physical, mental,” Gaga said. “It can be terrifying waking up every day feeling unsafe in your own body.”{mosads}

“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. Because you know what? It’s on us.”

The video comes just weeks after reports emerged detailing decades of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Since then numerous high-profile figures have shared their stories of harassment and assault.

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