October 28, 2017
As the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Mark Halperin, and President Donald Trump -- among others across various industries -- continue to circulate, the It’s On Us campaign has upped its presence with help from Joe Biden and Lady Gaga.
It’s On Us initially launched in 2014 by Biden and President Barack Obama following recommendations from the White House Task Force to Prevent Sexual Assault.
The campaign combines grassroots organizing and online content to help generate conversation about sexual assault both online and on the local level.
Past videos from the campaign have featured celebrities including Jon Hamm, Common, and Philly’s own Questlove, among others.
In a new PSA released this week, former Vice-President Joe Biden teams up with a surprising partner, Lady Gaga, to speak out against sexual assault. In the video, Biden and Gaga note the singer’s own experience with sexual assault.
“I’m here with not only a great friend, but a fierce advocate,” Biden says in the video. “Lady Gaga has been the voice for people who have been forgotten and people who have been abused.”
Gaga shared the video on Twitter.
Biden has previously spoken out against Weinstein, calling his behavior "disgusting," and recently spoke about Trump's lightening of college sexual assault guidelines during a visit to Rutgers University.