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Lady Gaga And Joe Biden Team Up In a Powerful New PSA Against Sexual Assault and Abuse
The singer has been spending with some of Washington's biggest names recently.
Lady Gaga for president? While the pop star hasn't made any announcements about plans to run in 2020 — that means it's still all you, Oprah! — she has been rubbing shoulders with some of Washington's most powerful leaders.
Joe Biden has tapped Lady Gaga in the past to help spread awareness of the White House's "It's On Us" campaign, which urges people to intervene in the face of abuse or sexual assault.
On Wednesday, the singer once again teamed up with the former vice president to post a video message promoting the campaign.
Biden has long been an advocate of awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault. Earlier this year, the politician wrote an essay for Cosmopolitan, describing how the atmosphere has changed since he wrote the Violence Against Women Act some 20 years ago.
"In the over two decades since the Violence Against Women Act became law, we have made great progress in reducing abuse," he wrote. "But we haven’t yet truly changed the culture to the point where no man believes he has a right to raise his hand to a woman and no woman ever asks herself what she did to deserve it. We’re still working on that — together. And I need your help."
On Saturday (October 21) , Gaga gathered with five ex-presidents — Barack Obama, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter — for a powerful concert benefiting hurricane relief. You can bet she posted a snap of the historic moment.
George Bush Senior, with whom Gaga is pictured above, has been accused this week of sexual misconduct by two actresses. Heather Lind and Jordana Grolnick say that on separate occasions, George H.W. Bush groped each of them while taking photos together. In response to the most recent allegation by Grolnick, the former president's spokesman Jim McGrath issued a statement to Deadspin: “At age 93, President Bush has been confined to a wheelchair for roughly five years, so his arm falls on the lower waist of people with whom he takes pictures," the statement said. "To try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke — and on occasion, he has patted women’s rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner. Some have seen it as innocent; others clearly view it as inappropriate. To anyone he has offended, President Bush apologizes most sincerely.”