Joe Biden, Lady Gaga Support Sexual Assault Survivors In New PSA

Rebecca Shapiro
Former Vice President Joe Biden and pop star Lady Gaga teamed up for a PSA supporting survivors of sexual assault.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and pop star Lady Gaga teamed up for a PSA supporting survivors of sexual assault. 

In a new video for the It’s On Us campaign, Biden and Gaga remind viewers of their responsibility to intervene when they see abuse. They also encourage survivors of sexual assault to reach out for support. 

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

Biden and former President Barack Obama launched the “It’s On Us” campaign in 2014 to end sexual assault on college campuses. 

The new PSA was released after multiple women accused famed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault, including rape. The allegations resulted in Weinstein being fired from his eponymous production company and entering an Arizona sex rehab facility for one week

Weinstein’s accusers have also prompted women in other industries, including media, to come forward with accusations of sexual harassment leveled at other men in powerful positions.

Need help? Visit RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Online Hotline or the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s website.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.