Biden, Gaga team up to raise awareness about sexual assault

Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Motion Picture Association of America's creativity conference at the Newseum in Washington, Friday, May 2, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


WASHINGTON (AP) — Lady Gaga and Joe Biden are bringing their act to Las Vegas for an event raising awareness about sexual assault.

The pop star and the vice president will hold a rally at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on April 7. The White House says they’ll speak about the need to prevent sexual assault on college campuses.

The two teamed up at the Academy Awards in February. Biden received a standing ovation when he introduced the singer, who performed her Oscar-nominated song “Til It Happens to You,” about sexual assault on campuses.

Biden, in an interview with Billboard magazine, said he admired Gaga for her courage and he credited her with encouraging other women to “step forward.”

“She’s a survivor who has the courage to speak out, and I know how difficult that can be,” Biden said.

In addition to the Las Vegas rally, Biden is holding events at universities in Pennsylvania and Colorado during a weeklong focus on sexual assault prevention.

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